Green Hornet

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  1. Green Hornet

    Fluoro straight through - Bream

    My preferred fluoro outfit is a 7 foot 6 inch flats rod, a 2500 size Shimano and 3lb Sunline Sniper. It doesn't cast quite as far as braid but its not far off. Possibly not having a leader knot flying through the guides helps the FC in this regard. I prefer a 2500 reel over a 1000 with FC as the larger diameter spool helps with line management. FC can be quite "springy" and even 4lb can cause the odd problem on the 2500 with ultra light lures.
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    Stinger/assist hooks on blades/vibes

    I don’t think colour matters at all, the braid I tie mine on is a pretty neutral khaki colour. If you’re really concerned about colour I think it’s more about the rubber bits you add.
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    Stinger/assist hooks on blades/vibes

    If I didn't have any braid laying around, I'd ask a few mates if they do before forking out your cash. Even just a few metres will be enough to get you started. I usually shy away from the cheap, no name sort of tackle but this could be one situation where I'd make an exception. Just do your homework and make sure you get a 4 or 8 strand braid.
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    Stinger/assist hooks on blades/vibes

    I tie my stingers on either 30 or 50lb braid, more for durability rather than strength. Flathead teeth can be really savage on braid. I just use old braid that I've replaced on a reel and discard the first 70 metres or so that's already done the hard work. I don't think the quality has to be all that great as long as its easy to work with and holds a good knot. I would avoid fused braids like fireline as I reckon they're too stiff to make a good assist setup. For adding colour I just add a couple of the rubber dangly bits off an old spinnerbait skirt but some guys just use rubber bands.
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    LBG - Jervis Bay

    Marlin are a possibility there and back in the day I was lucky enough to land an 78kg black from Eaves Ravine. Torpedo Tubes is the most popular marlin platform but the crowds are absolutely ridiculous at this time of year. Permission is not required to fish anywhere on the north side of the bay however there is an area of coast closed to fishing around Devils Gorge and sometimes the road to the Torpedo Tubes is closed due to Naval bombing practice. The only area on the south side of the bay people are discouraged of entering is the indigenous township of Wreck Bay. You are free to fish most places in Booderee National Park but there are a few sanctuary zones, so do your homework before heading out.
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    LBG - Jervis Bay

    My days of chasing fast fish off the stones are behind me but I spent 20 years chasing them around the Beecroft Peninsula. If there's anything I can help you with, send me a PM and I'll do what I can to get you started.
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    What's this?

    Is it the lever that locks the motor in the tilt position? Aside from that here's a quickly photoshopped image that might help others identify it. I trust you don't mind me altering your photo.
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    90 HP Mercury

    If its any help, I had a Mercury 50 4 stroke on my 435 Hornet (bought new) from 2009 to 2016 before I sold the package. With annual services that motor never skipped a beat and was an absolute pleasure to own.
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    Boat ramp

    A mate of mine has a very steep driveway and couldn't get traction reversing his 14 foot Stacer up it. He bought an electric winch, mounted it on a wall and it does the job with ease.
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    The best rod for an Alvey 475 B Luderick Special?

    Bought one myself just before Christmas Matt and was in close contact with Gary at the time. Definitely a GP3145g blank.
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    Beach worms

    I'm down in the south west corner of the bay and there are worms on the beaches here but really hard to catch. I imagine there would be some at Callala. Only one real way to find out, hey.
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    Beach worms

    When I used to live at Culburra I got plenty there. Currarong too. Culburra beach was easier to get them from than Warrain because Warrain beach is much steeper and with deeper water in close the waves are a little too powerful.
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    The best rod for an Alvey 475 B Luderick Special?

    Gary Howard Ocean Blackfish. They are 12'1"long, with a fibreglass tip section and a graphite butt. Gary has recently turned up a batch of these in 1 and 2 piece format. Built on the now hard to find GP3145g blank and the feedback is nothing but positive. I use mine with both a 475B Alvey or a Avon Royal Supreme III depending on where I'm fishing. If you're keen on one PM me, they're not the easiest rod to find in stores.
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    Sussex Inlet & St Georges Basin - Family weekend

    I wouldn't go much closer to Wrights Beach than about 1/2 km south of it but there's heaps of shoreline from there around to the inlet mouth. Google earth it and have a look. The bar crossing is changing all the time but boats cross it frequently, best in low swells of course. If you get onto WillyWeather and look up Bherwerre Beach, in the swell section you can see live footage of the bar. Personally, I don't spend much time around the reefs, but they fish pretty good at times.
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    Jervis Bay landbased

    Sure do, Good point. And they're generally easier to dig out of yourself if things go wrong. Nothing worse that one treble point in an angry kingfish and the other two in your hand!