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  1. BuckWild

    Fairlight Rocks

    Went down to the rocks near Fairlight beach for quick 1 hour flick Got absolutely zero hits on the Z-Man plastics and was about to call it quits and go home with the donut, but ultimately decided to tie on an Ecogear ZX35 for a few more casts First cast on the blade and landed this big 70cm girl. It took me an age to bring her in as I was only fishing with a 4lb leader and I had no net. Ended up having to go in the water and lift her out by hand. Her head was the same as my size 12 shoe. She was pretty buggered after the fight but I got her back in the water quickly after the snaps and she swam away nicely 😊 Col
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    Longer shank Jigheads

    That's a TT Snakelockz Finesse jighead. They sell them in Australia and RRP for $9.95
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    Opinions on Ned rig jigheads?

    I bought some to use them with the Z-Man TRD Crawz. I've caught fish on them but can't definitively say I've caught more as a result of this jighead
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    Recommend an overhead rod for bream off the rocks

    If you're fishing with braid, an unweighted prawn will cast a mile
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    Why do American fisher-people strike so hard?

    Might be a good question for Carl Jocumsen and Dean Silvester on the Facebook pages. Two Aussies who have actual fished the Bassmaster tourneys
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    Daiwa Servicing - Magseal

    Thanks Guys Not really interested in servicing it myself, just curious if they can be serviced outside of a Daiwa service centre. I've previously sent in my 04 Certate to Daiwa for servicing and was quite disappointed as the reel felt even less smooth when I got it back It's almost tax return time and I'm thinking of getting a new toy, and whether I go the Daiwa route will hinge on whether I can get the reels serviced elsewhere
  7. Hi Raiders Can anyone tell me what the go is these days when it comes to servicing Magsealed reels? Do you still have to send them back to Daiwa because of their proprietary oil or can anyone service them albeit without the mag-oil? Anyone have any experience with the latter and did it make any difference to the reel? Cheers Col
  8. BuckWild

    Windsor bait and tackle

    Yes he has closed. I follow Aaron Horne (the owner) on youtube. Here's the vid:
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    Braid - Looking for specific

    Personally don't think it has to go on super tight, just has to go on under tension. There's virtually no stretch in braid anyway so it will go on the reel the same regardless if you put it on under 2kg of tension or 500g
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    Braid - Looking for specific

    +1 Currently running Duel Hardcore X8 and YGK G-Soul Upgrade X8 on all my reels. I've recently tried the J Braid Grand and Sunline Siglon PE x8 but had so many windknots I went back to Duel/YGK
  11. Went down to Spit West Reserve for an arvo flick. As is always the case with me, had the GoPro on and had zero bites. 🙁 GoPro switched off and hooked up to a little rat king. Originally called it for a big trev as it didn't go on the usual long kingy runs. Wasn't much structure around (other than mooring ropes) so it ended up being a "relatively" easy fight. As I was bringing it in there were some big brutes swimming alongside it that I'd say were around 80cm - 1+ metre mark. The rat measured at 54 cm and was caught on Z-Man Slim Swimz in Midnight Oil, on a setup running PE 0.6 and 8lb FC Cheers Col
  12. I couldn't fish my usual spots today due to the southwesterly winds so decided to head down to Balgowlah and fished the rocks between Forty Baskets and Reef Beach. Got hammered all day by leather jackets chewing up my plastics. Did however manage a nice 53cm flattie and a small Snapper which I thought was gonna be bigger than it actually was given the amount of drag it took. Both took the Z-Man TRD Crawz in Motor Oil
  13. Went for a quick arvo flick down at Narra Lakes and managed to land 2 x flatties and a mini bream. Didn't measure the flatties but I think they were around the 50cm mark (I'm a size 12 shoe). Good fun on light gear (6lb PE, 4lb FC) and were caught on Z-Man Grubz (Motor Oil) and Slim Swimz (Midnight Oil) Col
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    Alternative to the FG knot for light rigs?

    I invested in a Knot Assist 2.0 so use the FG for everything. For the lighter lines I use 30 turns
  15. Rock fisho died today fishing at Bondi. No life jacket https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/man-found-face-down-in-water-at-bondi-had-been-rock-fishing-police-20181219-p50n7t.html