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by ChrisTaylor
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Williamstown to Werribee
Topic: Pink pink no ting ting ... Campbell's Cove.
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Pink pink no ting ting ... Campbell's Cove.

The micro pinkies can be a lot of fun if you're using very light gear -- e.g. the sort of stuff you'd use on bream or trout.
by ChrisTaylor
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Frankston South
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Frankston South

You can spin for salmon off the Frankston Pier. Might be worth checking out the beach at Davey's Bay, too. Mornington is also a short drive. Balnarring and Merricks aren't too far away if you're interested in gummy sharks.
by ChrisTaylor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: So, that was an expensive trip to the pier ...
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: So, that was an expensive trip to the pier ...

davek wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:03 pm
I too had heard about the older ones and haven't had a problem with my newer model cod raider. I cast some decent lures and have been expecting something though, cheers davo
Unless I'm able to pick up a replacement top half, I don't think I'll be replacing this with another Raider.
by ChrisTaylor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: So, that was an expensive trip to the pier ...
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: So, that was an expensive trip to the pier ...

Casting. The lure is within the casting range of the 'egi' model. I wasn't casting a brick, by any means. The break was clean. You'd think someone had cut it. EDIT I remember reading that 'old' Raiders were prone to snapping, but I believe mine was one of the 'newer' ones. For what it's worth. I mea...
by ChrisTaylor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: So, that was an expensive trip to the pier ...
Replies: 15
Views: 874

So, that was an expensive trip to the pier ...

To cut a boring story short, I managed to kill a Shimano Raider. I don't think I was doing anything stupid -- indeed, I don't recall breaking a rod before, and my go-to rod is a far more delicate creature -- but there you have it. It snapped right below the bit that joins to the other half. That oth...
by ChrisTaylor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Williamstown to Werribee
Topic: Soft Plastics
Replies: 36
Views: 1486

Re: Soft Plastics

Perhaps it's a time-invested thing, but I've had more luck on soft plastics than I've had on bait. My success rate on plastics climbed a lot once I switched to light jigheads -- maybe a 1/12 oz on my Raider, and gram-or-so models on my Itchy Twitchy. The much-hyped Z-Man Motor Oil is very good, but ...
by ChrisTaylor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Fishing techniques
Topic: Soft plastics technique
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Soft plastics technique

When you say 'light', what do you mean? I do most of my soft plastics fishing with my Gen Black Itchy Twitchy, and I can feel most everything. 4 pound leader. I put my finger on the line out of habit -- all that childhood advice dies hard -- but I don't need to. Everything sloth said is good. I'd ad...
by ChrisTaylor
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Salt Water Fishing
Topic: Fav all round rod.
Replies: 38
Views: 2322

Re: Fav all round rod.

I fish land-based exclusive, and rarely target larger critters. My go-to rod used to be a Raider squid rod, but I'm increasingly using my Itchy Twitchy for most everything. It's 'all round' for my needs.
by ChrisTaylor
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper
Replies: 1059
Views: 54789

Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Try parking your phone in a tub of (uncooked) rice. Google for more specifics.
by ChrisTaylor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Fishing techniques
Topic: Best knot for braid to thick leader (not FG)
Replies: 22
Views: 903

Re: Best knot for braid to thick leader (not FG)

I used to use the Slim Beauty but was steered towards the Modified Albright. The MA is an easy one to pick up, and isn't too fiddly to tie in a windy and/dark environment.

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