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by sloth
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Couple of estuary Abu spin rods
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Couple of estuary Abu spin rods

Rods are sold - thanks
by sloth
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Couple of estuary Abu spin rods
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Couple of estuary Abu spin rods

Moving on my old "light" and "heavy" breamin' sticks. 1-3kg Abu Garcia Velocity v6112ul 2-5kg Abu Garcia Revos662 I used these for lure fishing hardbodies and soft plastics - both are versatile rods and the velocity especially is a really nice rod for flicking light lures along t...
by sloth
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Kayak Fishing
Topic: Yak to paddle baits out.
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: Yak to paddle baits out.

Roof racks, yaks and bad backs never mix well unless you're considering some kind of loading system
by sloth
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Melbourne CBD & Docklands area
Topic: Swan Street Bream
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Swan Street Bream

If you're struggling with the lures you could also try starting off with a bio-bait type plastic like a gulp sandworm or gulp crabbie. I've had good results with gulp although I've moved away from it now due to the faff of storing it etc .... 1/8 jighead and fish it with a shakey slow retrieve along...
by sloth
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Shows - Television.
Replies: 30
Views: 720

Re: Fishing Shows - Television.

I've really been enjoying "Fishing Impossible" ... Like Top Gear for fishing ... Funny stuff
by sloth
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yarra River access .... grrrr
Replies: 15
Views: 293

Re: Yarra River access .... grrrr

I was looking at nifty boats .. The whole vic regs over powered craft $&*^s me though ... A small eleccie on a kayak would be perfect.

I'll probably bite the bullet and go with an inflatable yak at some point and just live with the downsides.
by sloth
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yarra River access .... grrrr
Replies: 15
Views: 293

Re: Yarra River access .... grrrr

More and more of the cbd area is being restricted as the Southbank and Fishermans bend area is getting developed. I don't doubt in ten or fifteen years my kids won't be able to fish the spots I currently am. Although disappointing I guess you can't stop progress and I expect people will get concentr...
by sloth
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: edumacate me on DAIWA reels
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: edumacate me on DAIWA reels

what are you intending to use it for? Might give a better indication on which way to go .... Light line finesse lure fishing for small species like bream (I'm waiting dougie) can't go past the luvias 2004 I reckon (buy from somewhere like digitaka). Downsides are dealing with magseal and servicing (...
by sloth
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: edumacate me on DAIWA reels
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: edumacate me on DAIWA reels

I run a mix of reels a 2004 luvias is probably the "nicest" best value reel out there if you buy jdm. Very smooth and just lovely to use. I run mine with straight through fc for small hardbody bream fishing. I also have a caldia 2506 which I tend to use around heavier urban structure or th...
by sloth
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rort or Not
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Rort or Not

Split butts are for aesthetics, a little weight saving and saves the manufacture some money ;) I reckon zero difference to fishing performance though. A shortened foregrip can let you lay a finger on the blank for sensitivity but in my experience the blank between the butt sections never gets touche...

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