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  1. macman

    Blackfish bait

    It works more frequently than you would think in the estuary, you should be able to gather string weed and cabbage at Turrimetta which is only just around the corner from the front of the lake. I've caught plenty of fish on cabbage well up the Parramatta River, and other places when string weed has been scarce. Matt
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    boat trailer guides

    Or you could use wobble rollers which are great for aligning a smallish tinny onto a trailer. I use the big black ones, and I line then up with the panels on the underside of the tinny. Helps with loading single handed. They don't actually take any wait, but when you ratchet the tie down, they do help with fastening everything up. Matt
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    Trudex reel

    Not in a fairly obscure UK based forum, no. Matt
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    Shakespeare Eagle Centrepin Reel Help

    If you need any measurements taken, I have a set of verniers etc, but in the middle of a reno.
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    Trudex reel

    Nice reel, I bought a crappy one a few years back with no lineguard, I cut off and filed the lugs and resprayed it, lovely reel to use. Matt
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    Shakespeare Eagle Centrepin Reel Help

    I've got one, I'll get a photo for you over the weekend, if I forget, send me a PM.
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    GLENBAWN 2018 still holding a few fish........

    Good to see the Iceman is still good at fishing. Looks like a trip to Glenbawn is in order some time in 2019, plenty of fish there! Matt
  8. OK ta, good to know.
  9. I had no idea that the Gary Howard was built on a composite blank let alone the 3145G. Are you sure that's correct? If it is, then it's a miracle, the 3145G hasn't been available for years. And if true would look for one myself. Matt
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    Avon Royal Mk3

    Yeah , well done, must be tempted to strip it and paint it? They are pretty easy to do, I've done a couple even hand sprayed goes well. Matt
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    Lock out

    There are a lot of people banding together on this already. But, it requires careful reading of the proposal, real thought and then for everybody to make a personal submission, attend the meetings where possible and support people who are fighting for our rights. Most importantly act with a bit of class, hot headed behaviour and raw anger is not going to help anyone. Be very aware of the facts, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Matt
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    Keeping cabbage weed fresh overnight

    Cabbage usually has copepods living in it, these are the tiny shrimp like bugs that love to live in it. If you want to keep it for any length of time, make sure you wash all of the bugs out, they die and cause it to stink otherwise. When fresh try to keep the bugs in it, I think the blackfish prefer it with lots of bugs Matt
  13. The biggest cause of stuffing reels up when doing self service is to put the handles back on before you put the rotor back on. If you put the handles back on early you are tempted to wind them or they wind with gravity and this is what stuffs the gearing.most reels only achieve the proper fit and tolerance once the rotor is attached and pulls the pinion up hard against the gear casing. I have learnt this the hard way but luckily only on cheaper reels. Matt
  14. I put a swivel on metal slices simply because otherwise there isn't somewhere to tie line to, it don't like to tie directly to a split ring, it doesn't really work. But where the metals have a solid loop on the front, I usually don't bother with the swivel because then you have to add a split as well. Like the little gillies metals which kill the bonito and salmon, I just tie them direct. Matt