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  1. Mustad Hoodlum as Assist hook

    kAs-09 , I haven't tried using these hooks , yet ... I have them, sitting in my jig making box of tricks, At the moment, I am trying out the Owner Gorilla Live Bait Hooks as Assist Hooks.... So far so good.... I use Kevlar Cord( Mustard Colour ), not the 'Red Assist Cord'. I have 70lb, 100lb and 400lb cord, the heavier is hard to get through the eye once, trying to put through twice. I find it to be very strong, have had no bite through's ...again , yet ...... still use heatshrink over the eye section when finishing off ... Only been using these for Snapper so far .... Cheers Great_White
  2. Fishing and more fishing...

    Ricardo , some Excellent Fish there !!! Loved the Video ... Great_White
  3. Wollongong Blackfish PB and tragedy

    Should be able to take that to any "reasonable" tackle shop that has a resident rod builder, and get that fixed, it will end up 2 piece, but usable!! and a keeper .... Great_White
  4. Bonnies Save The Day Again

    Just love Bonito's !!! I Really Miss catching them now-a-days .. Can't even find them at the Fishmongers over here in S.A .... spewing Yes, tasty chicken of the seas right below the Albacore !!!!! Great write up ! Cheers Great_White
  5. Nothing High Speed ie over 6.x:1 Ideally anything from 4.x:1 to 5.0:1 Just like @brett01 said ... concentrate on a good drag set up !! Great_White
  6. 6kg braid

    Another fault is the reel may not be meant to take braid ..... Some 'older' model reels, do not take to braided lines at all ..... It all comes down to the way the reel, lays the braid onto the spool .... Also, try closing your bail over as soon as the lure hits the water .....or grabbing the braid with your fingers. this can help. Lots of reasons for 'wind-knots' out there , but line tension and lay are the two most likely culprits. Cheers Great_White
  7. Squid taking plastics but not squid jigs

    You can also try using a small stinger rig trailing the plastic, you will hook more squid this way , if they are chasing your plastics !! Just use a treble on a small length of leader, and attach a swivel to it, clip it above the jig head !!! Then if the Squids disappear, unclip it !!! Great_White
  8. Urgent help required

    Lemon Juice.... If not, wear nitrile gloves ... Great_White
  9. Lures to replace whitebait

    I used to use 'white heatshrink' on small barrel sinkers, worked a treat !!!! Great_White
  10. No more tight shackle pins

    Fab1 BRILLIANT !!!!! Great_White
  11. Jervis bay kings 4.2.18

    Just on the inside of Bowen Island near the end ...opposite the "tubes" .... basically... Burley up .. lots of slimies ..... may even burley up some Big Kings as well ... Great_White
  12. Jervis bay kings 4.2.18

    Always worth throwing a big slimie out when in / around the Opening of JB ... Fished there in the 80's and 90's ... what a cracker of a place !!!! Great_White
  13. Plastic squids

    Plenty of YouTube on how to use these things .. They do come with a HUGE amount of hype around the design and useage .. In the videos, the swim action looks pretty cool ..... Great_White
  14. MT144- 4 Wrap Rating- 3-5kg Cast Weight- 40 Gram.. 2 Piece .. ???? Might need Custom Build.. Baitcaster set ups would be very rare ..... Great_White
  15. Bonnie at clifton

    Bonnies are GREAT Eating !!! Loved catching them back in the 80's and 90's from JB area ..... Fresh YUMMY !!!!! Great_White
  16. Attaching a SP or HB

    Knots to your lures can depend on what action the lure / or what you want the lure to do ..... Uni knot straight to the lure for the higher speed retrieve ones ... The "Rapala" Loop Knot if your lure has / or you want plenty of movement / action from it ..... Both are very easy simple knots to master .... Cheers Great_White
  17. When kingfish attack!!! (Amazing footage)

    Excellent Video !!!!! KINGY !!!!! Great_White
  18. Flare Disposal

    Over here in S.A, we are supposed to take then to the Police Station, but only some stations will take them off of you ....... Somehow i think that the "Soccer" is not really appropriate .... LOL But it seems to be the only place I have actually seen them let off ... never at sea so far ..... fingers crossed !! Great_White
  19. Who tows with a std towbar?

    Might sound strange ( no puns here ), I noticed your spare tyre up on the hitch post ... that is not bouncing / loose is it ??? Have you thought of trying to actually see if the coupling and ball are BOTH actually Metric ??? Sounds weird (again no pun on the noise ) but depending where manufactured, could be the difference ? Have you contacted the Trailer Maker at all ? , to see if this might have been an Issue ?? All food for thought Great_White
  20. Who tows with a std towbar?

    You might find that the Ball Coupling may have "elongated" over time ... Cheaper Steels / Alloys... etc ... against a hardened steel ball .. I grease mine up regularly, and still find every now and then I have to adjust the grub screw on the hitch... I also had my entire tow-bar replaced as part of a "Safety Recall" from JEEP ....( mine is a 1996 Grand Cherokee LTD ) still got recalled. They removed my aftermarket brand, and replaced with OEM JEEP ... that was about 2 years ago ..... Had her for 16 years. No Noise though .... not even before the recall, main noise is from my swing up jockey wheel ... Great_White
  21. Happy new year fish raider

    A Very Happy New Year to The Staff at "RAIDER" .... Thanks for a Great Effort in 2017 .... Now 2018 is upon us now.... Bigger and Brighter things to come ..... Thank you all for a great Forum !!! Great_White
  22. Merry Christmas all

  23. Second Battery Suggestions needed

    Noo2OzFish Try looking at an OPTIMA Blue Top.... can be mounted sideways/upside down , what ever way .... Might fit in the slot you have free ... ??? On it's side ... ??? I have two (2), of these big buggers in my Stessl .... Might help .. Great_White
  24. Very Cheap surf rod

    BIGG DADDA TREVS Here is a couple from sneakyfisho web site . Both $109 Brand New, Good Quality , no need for 2nd Hand, and would be Great Starter Outfits for you at School. 12' 2 piece 8-12kg surf/spin combo 9' 2 piece 7-10kg Spin Combo Hope I haven't upset the Mods ... Great_White
  25. Flystration

    Fantastic effort jdanger !!! See if you can chase some Sambo's .... they will give you a good run for your money ..... Well Done ...... I like my Salt Water fly efforts here in SA ... keep it up jdanger, and that spinning gear will get even more dusty !!! Great_White