kymbo56

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  1. kymbo56

    Catching Mullet for bait

    Harold, I used to fish at that very same Liverpool weir after getting the train to Liverpool and walking across the rail bridge. (And jumping off it in the summer for a swim). Would be 46 years ago now. Same rig and bait as you. Bread under a float on a handline, sometimes with a flour n water dough mix. Would fill up on 30 plus cm sea mullet. Cheers for the memory lane adventure, Kymbo.
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    Catching Mullet for bait

    Harold, I used to fish at that very same Liverpool weir after getting the train to Liverpool and walking across the rail bridge. (And jumping off it in the summer for a swim). Would be 46 years ago now. Same rig and bait as you. Bread under a float on a handline, sometimes with a flour n water dough mix. Would fill up on 30 plus cm sea mullet. Cheers for the memory lane adventure, Kymbo.
  3. Mate, always liked your reports and way of presenting them. Plus, you openly share your knowledge, skills, tips and ideas with the rest of us. That is priceless. Keep them coming, Kymbo
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    Eastern Suburbs King off the Stones

    Very nice work indeed Houdini. You have obviously done this before.
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    Best Ever Beach Fish

    Great fishing mate, I like the keep it simple and enjoy with the kids.
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    Pittwater Action - Saturday 9th Jan 16

    Nice report mate, good fish, enjoy
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    Finally went fishing!

    Great bait for Gar is 'gents', as we used to call them when growing up in South Oz. (Or blow fly maggots by actual description). Collect the guts n heads after cleaning your fish. Put em out on some newspaper in the sun for an hour or so so the blowies can deposit some eggs. Roll up the news paper and bury for a day or 2. The maggots will grow and eat the fish flesh n guts. Collect in a jar with bran and pollard,or oats, keep in the fridge and you have fresh live bait for more than a week. (unless mum or the Mrs. spots the jar, so keep it hidden inside a paper bag). Great fresh wiggly bait for gars, whiting or tommy ruffs. Cheers, Kymbo
  8. Witha, Good but sad read, but I like your attitude. Keep smiling, keep learning, keep fishing. The story of life! Cheers, Kymbo
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    SYDNEY OFFSHORE 25-2-2014

    Great read and good food for thought. Love the colour on the Dolly in the 2nd pic, absolutely beautiful! Kymbo
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    Hacking 41cm PB Whiting

    Mate, a 41cm whiting is Huge. Great to see the Hacking is still in such good nick. Used to play, fish and snorkel thereabouts 20 plus years ago. Cheers
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    Harbour blackfish

    Very nice pics of the catch, well done
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    a wedding and a camping trip

    Daughter looks by far to be the best 'Catch of the Day'. Congrats.
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    knots, line type and eyesight

    Hi GreyNurse, Thanks for the tips on how you set your self up when using Braid. I think your methods make a whole lot of sense, I like small swivels as well. Great feedback and sound advice, just what I was looking for. Thanks again, Kymbo
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    knots, line type and eyesight

    Gee guys, thanks for the fast feedback. I did not expect such instant response. I guess the answer is 'more practice'; I like the idea of tying under good light on ther bench also; but sometimes, well ya just need to do it on the job. Off to get some practice, Cheers, Kymbo
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    knots, line type and eyesight

    I'm looking for some feedback from the more Mature Raiders; you know who you are, the ones who now suffer sunburn on the dome, know what a zac is, etc. Yes, those with a bit of mileage on the clock. What I want to discuss is tying knots in this new fangled soft, thin, plyable line called braid. When I stared fishing a half century ago, knot tying was relatively easy, day or night. Mono was the only choice of line, it is nice and stiff, and with a little practice, knot tying was done more by feel than sight. Could tie a blood knot in my sleep! Now we have this wonderful new stuff; BRAID. Yes, I like it to fish with, great feel, low diameter, good casting, supple, etc.; but blimey, trying to tie knots in it is like trying to tie a single strand of hair. In good daylight with the reading specs on, OK; but anyother time, no chance. What I would like to know is any of your secrets to working with this stuff. Seriously, I find it a huge problem for me. Am I alone?? Cheers, Kymbo, Keep on fishin!