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by Longbombs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:23 pm
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Re: Surf fishing

All you'll need is a light plastics rod/reel and some simple plastics. 7'0", 2-4kg with 6-12lb braid - you can use mono, but you'll find it easier and more effective with braid. Tie on a 10lb leader. Some 3" paddle tail plastics - I like Keitech Easy Shiner 3" in any colour. Use a 1/8oz-1/4oz, #1 or...
by Longbombs
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:45 am
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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

I don't know how you do it, so jealous! I tried gc yesterday for 2 hours using corn and garden worms for nothing, not even a nibble. Tried a few different spots near station st. Do you keep moving until you see fish or just sit in one spot and hope for the best? It is a relatively tough creek and s...
by Longbombs
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:38 pm
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Re: Common baitcaster vs heavy duty/swimbait baitcaster

Swimbait gear is less to do with the reel and more to do with the rod. The reels which are used for 'swimbaiting' are generally the larger size baitcasters (>150). A common reel used for this style of fishing is a tranx 200. You are right in saying that smaller reels will not handle larger lures as ...
by Longbombs
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:33 pm
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Re: What is happening with Hazlewood?

A few things... They overstocked the barramundi - they ended up putting 10k in there, but I suspect ~1-2k would have been better. The barramundi ate all the Cichlids so the Barramundi had no food left. The barramundi died (mostly). Rumour has it there are still some in there. The power station is st...
by Longbombs
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:28 am
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Re: Moorabool frustration

When they're like that, try fishing the smallest buzzer or weightless nymph you have. Barely move it with a figure-8 retrieve. Emerger patterns work well too - something like a Klinkhammer #14-20 (just make sure you don't put floatant on the body, only on the sticky-uppy part) In winter, use smaller...
by Longbombs
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:46 pm
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Re: Shimano reel comparisons

Specific jigging reels are pretty easy to spot. They're usually marketed at jigging market - OceaJigger, Daiwa Saltiga BJ (these have Jig in the name). Easiest way to tell is if they're narrow, they're generally for jigging (stops the rod twisting when fighting fish). All the others ones are not pur...