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by dezza68
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Alvey Sidecast surf combo.
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Alvey Sidecast surf combo.

The ABU 7000 is just about the best overhead made in the last 30 years so why change? I use one for most of my surf fishing and I have had it for over 20 years, looks like crap but it still works fantastically.
by dezza68
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: Bait, Burley and Fluorocarbon?
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: Bait, Burley and Fluorocarbon?

ChristianGoneFishing wrote:Another reason fresh bait is better is it holds its form better and therefore stays on your hook longer. Bloody hate crappy Pillies and worse pippies, they fall off your hook acc soon as you hit the water.


Bait elastic, never leave home without it.
by dezza68
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: Bait, Burley and Fluorocarbon?
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: Bait, Burley and Fluorocarbon?

[quote="Lightningx"]I have never taken kilos of burley when I go lb fishing for reds. If I think back to most of my best sessions I haven’t had to burley at all. We were only using frozen bait bought from the local servo as well. Have never used Fluro leaders and caught plenty of big ones ...
by dezza68
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: Bait, Burley and Fluorocarbon?
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: Bait, Burley and Fluorocarbon?

There's been a few occasions while fishing for reds not getting a touch,then when the surface burley started attracting baitfish (gars/slimeys) and i get a few an put them straight on the hook didn't take long to have rods buckling So my opinion the fresher the better Just wonder if that’s just a c...
by dezza68
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: Bait, Burley and Fluorocarbon?
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Bait, Burley and Fluorocarbon?

Been doing a bit of gearing up for snapper season and one of things I'm trying to do is not take so much gear. Walking into some spots is not easy, so taking less kit makes sense. This made me think about the "essentials" being fresh bait, burley and good leader material, are they really e...
by dezza68
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Never forget the guns!!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 2271

Re: Never forget the guns!!!!

67 is a cracking fish, loving the light tackle approach. Good stuff.
by dezza68
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Bait hunting
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Bait hunting

4lb is asking for trouble on decent salmon man, but its the best way to learn to fish light line class. good luck on the next round, id try 6lb maybe first, should be doable on that if you have a good rod and smooth drag Probably would have been the same result with 10lb line as it was a big bit of...
by dezza68
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Bait hunting
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Bait hunting

Cheers bud. There goes the live bait idea. Also Dezza 4lb is completely unreasonable for salmon. I'm literally casting 60lb at the moment (cos my salmon reel exploded and i'm spinning with a 10k longtail setup) and get just as many hits as the guys next to me. Using 4lb mainline but an 8lb trace as...
by dezza68
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Bait hunting
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Bait hunting

Had another bait bash today and now regretting the light line choice. Hooked into what would have been my PB, played it out and just getting the net ready when it wrapped me up in some floating weed and parted the line. Think I will go back to the 4kg line instead. Picked up one other just under the...
by dezza68
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Chelsea to Frankston
Topic: Slack/Loose line Help
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Slack/Loose line Help

With float gear cast past your spot and then wind back in with the rod tip underwater. This will sink the line and stop the wind belly.

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