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Re: Mackeral Tips

Postby smile0784 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:08 pm

purple5ive wrote:not my fishing rod guys.
its the guy who fishes for yakkas with 1200 outfit, its his rod, he broke it last night.
hence why i said maybe we spoke too soon .


Just shows even the expensive stuff breaks.
I caught yakkas on cheap ebay rods i bought for 99 cents lol
At leasy you wont be pissed off if you break a 99 cent rod over the other.
I think it more comes down to rigs, bait, and technique



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Re: Mackeral Tips

Postby purple5ive » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:21 pm

smile0784 wrote:
purple5ive wrote:not my fishing rod guys.
its the guy who fishes for yakkas with 1200 outfit, its his rod, he broke it last night.
hence why i said maybe we spoke too soon .


Just shows even the expensive stuff breaks.
I caught yakkas on cheap ebay rods i bought for 99 cents lol
At leasy you wont be pissed off if you break a 99 cent rod over the other.
I think it more comes down to rigs, bait, and technique


He uses lures to catch them mate. You need very sensitive rods tgat can throw jigheads weighing couple grams. So its not easily done. But really no need for 1200$ outfit tbh but whatever floats your boat
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Re: Mackeral Tips

Postby smile0784 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:03 pm

purple5ive wrote:
smile0784 wrote:
purple5ive wrote:not my fishing rod guys.
its the guy who fishes for yakkas with 1200 outfit, its his rod, he broke it last night.
hence why i said maybe we spoke too soon .


Just shows even the expensive stuff breaks.
I caught yakkas on cheap ebay rods i bought for 99 cents lol
At leasy you wont be pissed off if you break a 99 cent rod over the other.
I think it more comes down to rigs, bait, and technique


He uses lures to catch them mate. You need very sensitive rods tgat can throw jigheads weighing couple grams. So its not easily done. But really no need for 1200$ outfit tbh but whatever floats your boat


Bait was ment to include soft plastics also.
Ive had some good 2 to 4kg rods over the years of ebay that i used for casting hard bodies for trout and flicking mr twisters of mcgregors street peir.

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Re: Mackeral Tips

Postby purple5ive » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:22 pm

the plastics and jigheads they use are quite small. So if the cheap rods can tbrow them easily then that's more than enough.
I certainly don't see why a bream rod cant be used tbh.
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Re: Mackeral Tips

Postby brybry » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:54 pm

A number of the higher end bream rods from Japan actually have an Ajing pedigree. I’ve dropped a quite a few bucks on bream gear, even though I could just as easily catch them on a Kmart rod and frozen prawn. In no position to judge someone if they want to do the same for Yakkas. Hell, it could even be fun...

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Re: Mackeral Tips

Postby purple5ive » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:04 pm

Nothing different to using a $1200 outfit for squid. I certainly dont think its necessary but if thats what they have fun doing then so be it.

I am a believer of getting good gear (note not expensive. But good. But generally good also means more $$$)
Buy what you can afford.

Just last week my cousin who took a break from fiahing for a few years has decided to get back into it.
He purchased the rovex squid rod and sienna reel. Cheap and under $100 for the combo. But nowhere near light as my base model emeraldas combo.
So there is a difference...


Now to get back on topic.
Mackeral still going strong according to my cousin fishing flinders. Usual locals getting them on fresh pilchard slivers.
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Re: Mackeral Tips

Postby cantcatchem » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:42 pm

smile0784 wrote:They do get big.
The biggest i caught was 45cm in whiting gear.
Good challenge

How do you dress up for whiting? :-D

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Re: Mackeral Tips

Postby smile0784 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:38 pm

Very stelthy lol


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