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  1. MainframeJames

    Big Thank you to nbdshroom

    Thanks Pete
  2. MainframeJames

    Brisbane Waters Flathead

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing
  3. MainframeJames

    Boat collars?

    I don't normally worry about looking cool while fishing, but I do take your point. It looks very out of the ordinary.
  4. MainframeJames

    Boat collars?

    Hi Raiders, I came across something called boat collars today. They seem to be low cost and high utility, but I haven't seen any around that I can think of. Wondering if anyone has one or if they've been in a boat equipped with one and what do you think?
  5. MainframeJames

    Boat identification

    Having said that, it looks pretty similar to this old Quinny
  6. MainframeJames

    Boat identification

    I'm not sure how long Quintrex have been doing the stretching, I kinda thought it was a more recent thing...more recent than the age of that boat would seem to be. Happy to be educated. Looks like a very cool old boat though.
  7. MainframeJames

    Coxs River Carp-a-Thon

    99% of my time on Fishraider is via iPhone too
  8. MainframeJames

    Swordie takes on lake fishing in the UK

    I see you're getting acquainted with the "Full English".
  9. MainframeJames

    Coxs River Carp-a-Thon

    That's fair enough. Nobody's asking you to give up state secrets, we're just curious.
  10. I don't have any suggestions but I'd like to register my jealousy. Previous experience in the area was that it's hard not to catch fish around there, but that might be overstating. Good luck
  11. MainframeJames

    Solid tailor

    That's a pretty good accomplishment! Lots of patience and a little luck. Very nice.
  12. MainframeJames

    surface flatty

    Also think its a Dusky. Very nice colouring!
  13. MainframeJames

    Painful fish revenge

    Better to cut the hook so you can push it thru without the barb... Still hurts like crazy though.
  14. MainframeJames

    Rigging your own gang hooks for Tailor?

    I’ve made a couple sets of ganged hooks for myself. I prefer to chain them together with wire. If you leave the loop of the wire just a bit oversize, then when you crimp it down it acts similar to a swivel except you don’t have to add swivels. I make the bottom hook one size larger than the top 2-3 hooks. Due to the flexibility of the wire and the loops, it makes it much harder for the fish to get enough leverage to spit the hooks or open the eyes. The wire also means it stands up to toothy fish without worries. Depending on what kind of fishing you’re doing, you can also thread on some lumo beads or tubing over the wire as you go. I use straight shanks because it's a bit easier to get everything to line up properly without twisting in the water but I’m sure if I wanted to fuss with it a bit more the offsets would work just fine.