rippinlips

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  1. Owls always look cranky!! Do appreciate them though...
  2. Can see why you wanted them removed....that is ridiculous how big they are!! Looks a fishing machine!!
  3. Get them off as quick as you can....what boat did you get?? Great to hear it went well....
  4. Also there is another option which I did for snapper. Get some neutral/shallow diving hard bodies then run them on your downriggers to ensure depth is maintained...may not be feasible in shallow water though..
  5. Looks like a great cheap down rigger option to me....flip it obviously and run a livey off top section????
  6. Hi mate, Pulled out the box marked flathead and bream lures from some time ago...theses were the lure that I used for flatties..
  7. Always use live yabbies and worms when up the coast and they are easy to get. Stretched may have been the wrong choice of word...just want to keep fishing simple for now...
  8. Plucked two 70cm flatties on old school plastics yesterday on fill the plate with fish mission....don't need to go bigger and complicate fishing with collecting mullet as would let them go anyway and they don't really pull that much string....if I want to be stretched then would go on king mission.....
  9. Thanks for the advice...
  10. Mate, For five dollars you have plenty to lose...how much is hanging off it?? I use to fish 1KG for trout but that was all mono...things have changed tackle wise but fish stay the same. That braid to leader knot has a lot to answer for....especially when so light.. Unless you are fishing comps stay with 6lb braid and similar leader and you will be fine...
  11. Just tried to find the pink plastic we used today and OK they don't exist any more...getting old... was wondering what the go to plastic for flatties is these days. After 5 years off the water have decided to stay away from the kings and getting back into the basics..
  12. I was trying to think of the name last night...mans for me as well...pink plastics did the damage on flatties today...
  13. I picked my boat up form Gold Coast. To up the a stakes i actually picked up the new tow vehicle the night before I drove up there!! i left on a Tuesday morning, got to dealer. Checked out boat paper work etc and made purchase. Drove to get temp rego. Wife did insurance. Then drove back to Ballina that afternoon. Stayed the night and drove back to Sydney next day. neghbours did not know what was going on and took some convincing that I had bought the car and boat... good luck. I would drive up, do an on water test etc
  14. Personally on the east side would not waste my cash on plastics for tailor as they happily hit metals. Once I have a tail bitten off a few times I go to metal... That being said I understand west coast tailor can be much larger and may be a little more fussy...
  15. My first hair tail was 6 ft 2 long....have not got close since...the thing had me a tad nervous trying to get it into the boat...