Sigma

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About Sigma

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  • Birthday 02/13/1967

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  1. Sigma

    Check your trip on the M5 cashback

    I got slugged a few times until I worked out that I had something like an aerial of my marine radio upright. Donna, Could you find out if he had an aerial or a rod maybe in the upright position? Cheers Dave
  2. Sigma

    NEED URGENT HELP ON DECISION

    Depends what fish you plan on targeting?
  3. Sigma

    Shimano Saragosa

    Thanks guys, appreciate it. I suppose there is no reverse switch either?
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    Shimano Saragosa

    Hello all, I was hoping someone has a Shimano Saragosa and will be able to help out with my question. Just received a Shimano Saragosa SW10000 as a gift for my birthday and I am a little confused. I don't know if this is a normal thing for this reel, but I noticed that the bail arm won't click over automatically when you open the bail arm and turn the handle....is this normal ? Also, can't find a reverse switch on the reel either....do they have one? Looked through the instructions but they're only a general instructions for all models. The only other paper in the box apart from the warranty was a parts list for all Saragosa reel models Hope someone can shed some light on this. I'm just wondering if it could be faulty new in the box Cheers Dave
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    Braid cut mid water?

    I experienced exactly the same thing at Botany two weeks ago. Casted out 3 times, and came back with cut braid. I usually have at least 50-60cm leader but there was no sign of leader. After rigging up 3 times in a space of 10mins, got sick of whatever it was, packed up and left. We were fishing above sand near the oil drums where the seal usually sunbakes. Can't believe what I was seeing as there didn't appear to be anything like tailor around....it was really weird.
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    Rod or Reel?

    Hi Slurm, Last year, my family got me a Sedona 2500 and a Shimano Sahara 2-4Kg rod loaded with 8lb braid and 10lb leader for Xmas. I have used it to catch squid, flathead, bream and Kings on SP. I mainly fish off a boat only and have landed at least 20 Kings since then. Although, all Kings were between 58-64cm (rats), I am yet to get busted off. If you set your drag correctly and work the fish, you can land them (although your forearm will get a good workout...lol). Biggest problem is people tend to tighten the drag as soon as they start losing a little line and this usually works in the Kings favour as he will bust you off. Not long ago a mate of mine had never hooked up to a King and I was on my 5th. So, I gave him my rod and told him to go for it. He started to lose line and the first thing he attempted to do was to tighten the drag. I stopped him before he got a chance and he was like "are you serious...I will never get him out". I laughed and said...."yes you will...just keep at it". The king took a few more runs but slowly he eventually got him out.....63cm model. He was so puffed that he looked like he ran a marathon...😂 I prefer to fish light as its more fun where others think its hard work. I'm waiting for the day I hook up to a legal model and see how I go then. I don't find fishing heavy for a medium sized fish very satisfying. This year, the family got me a Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 4000 reel with a 7' Daiwa Aird X, 3-5Kg rod loaded with 20lb J-Braid8 and 20lb fluorocarbon leader for the Jewies , Snapper and legal Kings. The stradic is a beautiful reel as is the rod tbh. Only used it once and hooked up to a nice size squid on my first cast 😜. Had to use this rod for squidding cause the girls all confiscated my light gear to fish on our last family outing. Anyway, I thought I would share this bit of info if it helps you understand Cheers Dave
  7. Sigma

    Stabicraft 1550 fisher

    😂😂😂 ..... you know what I meant.
  8. Lol....there you go, Zoran just told me why. 😂
  9. From memory, when I bought my platinum card and the free subscription ran out, I think the new subscription was $99 which I thought was steep as the damn card cost me over $400 to start off with. People can correct me if I'm wrong, but what is worth $99 on there that you should be subscribing?
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    Stabicraft 1550 fisher

    @JonD, You shouldn't be able to compare yourself with us mortal boat fisherman......you go to places with that blow up you have where most of us wouldn't dare go with the Titanic.....😜😂
  11. Sigma

    Jervis Bay Boat Ramps

    Mate, you shouldn't have any problems. I have a 5.7mtr Quintrex bowrider and used Myola when I was staying at Jervis Bay Caravan Park a couple of years ago and had no issues what so ever launching or retreiving.
  12. Sigma

    Chrissy fishing week 2

    Well done Tdogz, pitty about the PB King that got away but that's fishing. Cheers Dave
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    Battery for portable live bank tank

    Hi Poly2096, Try using some plumbers tape and then clamp it....it should stop the leaking. Just make sure when you twist the hose on, its in the same direction you have winded the plumbers tape....avoids it making a mess of the tape (as its very soft) and it will give you a nice clean finish. Cheers Dave
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    My Stress Free new to me Boat

    Nice upgrade mate. Hope she gives you plenty of "stress free" boating and fishing mate. Well done to zmk1962, kiwicraig and flatheadluke for helping you out...great to see Raiders always happy to help. Cheers Dave
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    Trailer Loader Pivot and Maintenance

    @antonywardle, I agree with wrxhoon1 about the anti-seize. I use it on all my vehicles threads and it protects it from seizing and corroding Also, did you use Lithium base grease? Lithium base grease prevents grease turning into concrete. I learned the hard way on my old boat whereby I used normal grease on steering shaft and I ended up breaking the steering trying to turn it. Use CRC Brake Clean to clean all the grease from your rotors....great stuff to get rid of grease and grime. Cheers Dave