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  1. BuckWild

    How To Clean Squid Jigs?

    Not exactly squid jigs but I clean all my hardbodies at the same time I do the dishes. I use an old toothbrush to scrub away any built up gunk
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    Fishing with alternative baits

    I'm happy for you to test these baits on me first (minus the tuna oil). I like baits cooked medium thanks?
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    Lock out

    Yep, totally agree with you. My comment was more targeted at those who can't come up with a coherent non-emotive argument. There's a lot of abuse going on over that FB group so I'd rather a mass copy and paste than some of the vitriolic drivel that's coming out right now. These are scary times for us fishos and we need unity.
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    Lock out

    I've joined the FB group and just looking at some of the comments, the biggest impediment to our cause are fishermen themselves. As a group, we are so fragmented that the other side will be rubbing their hands with glee. One poster sent a message to MP Felicity Wilson saying he hoped she died of stomach cancer. That'll do wonders for our cause?‍♂️?‍♂️ What we need is to formulate an articulate response (something like what luderick -angler posted) when filling out the surveys, so that we can all copy and paste, rather than shoot from the hip like Mr Stomach Cancer Guy Cheers Col
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    Windy days

    Too frustrating for me, especially when you're trying to stay in contact with the lure and the wind blows your line all over the place
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    Bream Rods with small butts

    Yeah I've seen the Howler's on the WFF youtube vids. They definitely look the goods. They're on my list if I go the custom route
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    Bream Rods with small butts

    That is exactly how I hold my rods I grew accustomed to the short butts as that's what I started on when I first got into lure fishing. Although I can fish with the longer butts, it's just not as "comfortable" if you know what I mean? With my Daiwa Gen Black, when I'm working the lures, the butt sometimes either hits my forearm or my fat gut ?? I don't have this problem with the Raiders, but as I said the rod feels heavy and unbalanced, and can get a bit tiring casting over a 4 hr session Getting my tax return soon, the longer this thread continues the more I'm convincing myself to spend it all on a Bream Buster and an Exist/Stella ????
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    Bream Rods with small butts

    Looks like I'm being nudged towards the custom route. Never quite understood why the butts have progressively gotten longer over the years. FFS they're only bream! My first rods were a Strudwick Sic Stic Pro and a Squidgy Spin. Both had short butts. If you have a look at the Millerod Bream Busters, even they still have short butts, so don't understand the trend with long butts.
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    Bream Rods with small butts

    Hey Derek I already have both the rack raider and bream finesse. Whilst both fit the butt criteria, i find both rods heavier than my other rods and they don't balance well with my 2000 certate or 2500 Stradic Col
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    Bream Rods with small butts

    I kinda wanna avoid this route, hence I prefer off the rack. Most of my rods are $130 and under, and are a few years old already, assuming a mod would cost ~$50 I just don't think it's worth it
  11. BuckWild

    Bream Rods with small butts

    Yeah definitely want a 2 piece mate, but that rod sure does look sexy
  12. BuckWild

    Bream Rods with small butts

    That is a very nice butt! ??? I see it's a 1 piece, do they come in 2? How heavy is the rod? I find my rack raider a tad on the heavy side and it does not balance well with a 2000 Certate
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    Is this a luderick? (Black Drummer/Rock Blackfish)

    Definitely a drummer (pig), One of the best fighting fish pound for pound
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    Bream Rods with small butts

    Hi All Does anyone know of any bream rods (off the rack) that have a small butt? All the modern rods these days have a butt that's too big for my liking (yeah I don't like big butts?) I'm after a rod in the 6'8 - 7'2 range, 1- 4kg. To show the size I'm after, the pic below is of a Shimano Rack Raider, MajorCraft BassPara and Daiwa Gen Black (Itchy Twitch). I want something similar to the Shimano Rack Raider. Cheers Col a
  15. BuckWild

    Easy FG knot video

    My fishing is predominantly shorebased, and there are some spots where I have to lift my fish up about 1m (I dont carry a net) to bring it in. I've caught a few flatties on 3lb and the times I've lost them was when I've tried to lift them up. The breakage has always occured at the lure end. Same goes for when I'm snagged and need to bust myself off. Just use a few more wraps if you're fishing that light.