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Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Rod Bender, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    A mate bought a 40 acre block at Baffle Creek (between Bundaberg and Agnes Waters), had it for years with the intention of building his 'dream home' to settle back in once he retired. His wife had different ideas about where they would see out their golden years, so the place became a dedicated fishing camp. A few of us passed the hat around and managed to put up a sturdy lockable shed with water tanks and because we use it more often than the owner, it's only fair that we contribute a bit of gear every now and then. The place has a split system a/c, a 540 litre beer fridge and the basic needs for a group of blokes to spend a few weeks fishing. The new generator will handle all the power we need. Apart from the midges, it's a great spot, only 550 kms from where I live and a top fishing location with a very productive estuary and good beach fishing. 11).JPG
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    Jeff :cool:
     
  2. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I am gearing up for what will become my main mission for 2018 and that is to catch my first trout. It WILL happen and from the info I have gathered on the spotted dog, it could very well be the 'go to lure'.

    Jeff :cool:
     
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    Believe it or not i've been to baffle creek Diesel.One of my dads army mates from vietnam had a farm up there,would have been about mid to late 70's. Was to young to be able to go out with them fishing or shooting,but they always come back with something.
     
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    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Look at these little beauties. I bought them for the trip down south next year - part of the strategic plan to fool a trout, 200 of each colour for less than $10 delivered to my mail box.

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    I reckon they will be deadly on carp.

    Team Diesel
    aka 'Maggot Man'
     
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  5. reelaxation

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    Last week I went to one of our local lures makers and picked up some gun prawn imitations- they are Serge Lures Prawno lures they are basically a semi soft plastic with trebles.

    I bought 6 and got a junior stick bait for free- for $8 each very good value :D

    The best thing as these are proven on flattie, bream, ting, flounder, taylor and salmon and hand made in The Entrance, by a very nice chap who fishes every day and is happy to give local intel.

    If you are on facebook check out their page:

    https://www.facebook.com/Serge-lures-901033226634943/
     
  6. Angler Fish Australia

    Angler Fish Australia New Member

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    Hey team, picked a little spinning fishing reel from a fishing store called AusFishWarehouse.
    I've used their fishing lures before with good results.
    Bought my first reel from them... extremely happy!
     
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  7. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

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    Hi, AFA. They certainly look the goods, hope they lead to lots of reports. Cheers, creekboy.
     
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  8. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Active Member

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    Bender, I've been going through this thread and estimate that you've spent this amount on fishing gear:

     
  9. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    :) You haven't seen half of it! I haven't been posting pics of my recent purchases as it is just getting embarrassing!:oops: Although I have basically got everything I was after. So much stuff that I haven't used yet but on saying that I spent some time tonight watching fishing videos for motivation. I should channel most of the money for gym membership or something similar that may help...some counselling sessions wouldn't go astray either!:cool:
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Proudly supporting the local economy!
     
  10. kev209

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    I read a very interesting article a while back about loosing weight [I need to loose a bit to] by Hypnotism and Acupuncture. Some treatments but not all were very successful. I am a great believer in [electric] Acupuncture I don't mind telling people I suffer from Bipolar. To cut things short. The GP we had when we lived in the Northern Suburbs practices and teaches alternative medicine. I came off all medication and started Electric Acupuncture, it took a while now no more treatment or medication. Still have up and down days occasionally.
     
  11. diesel

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    Went to town shopping with the bride yesterday and as usual, found myself wandering around the 'f' section of bcf. I've been thinking about getting a new bait caster rod for my upcoming trip to the Top End and couldn't quite make up my mind until I spotted a 6' Shimano Zodias 10-25lb. As soon as I got my sweaty hands on it, I knew that I had to have it, the dilemma being how to get it from the shop to the Troopy and back home to the shed without SWMBO asking silly irrelevant questions like "why do you need another rod?" and "how much did you spend on this one?"

    Being the sneaky bugger that I am, I knew that once I got the rod home to the shed and placed it amongst the rest of the arsenal, she would never know anything about it, so a plan was hatched. Leave the rod at the shop until today and come up with a b/s excuse to head back to town for some building material and grab it when she is not there to witness such goings on. If she spots it before it reaches the shed, I will lie to my back teeth that it only cost $69.95 and not $255.

    A man must use stealth, lies and absolute cunning to outsmart a wife who has a masters degree in psychology and suspects my every move to be something sneaky after a visit to bcf and not walk out with something.

    Team Diesel
    ........living dangerously & loving it. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Rod Bender

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    Great post diesel!:) May as well pick up a reel for it on your return trip!:cool: Or do you already have one for it?

    On a different note, I was on a US facebook page for swimbait users...very expensive lures. New purchases were posted up and I remember someone saying that their (non-fishing) partner had joined the group so she could see how much he was buying!
    cheers
    Team Bender
    Remains 'womanless'...doesn't have to go to such extremes!
     
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    Had another closer look at the Zodias, this time with x-ray vision and I noticed a slight flaw in the blank just above the reel seat. I bought it to the notice of the sales chick (there is something about chicks that know fishing gear that I find exciting), she called the manager and he offered to knock $50 off the price.

    "Sorry old mate" says I, "you could knock $200 off and still no deal. The first decent fish and it will break".

    He was most apologetic after I told him that I had made a special trip into town (55kms each way) to buy the rod and he offered to knock $50 off another rod of similar value to the Zodias.

    "How about the same deal on a reel?" says me.

    "Done deal" says him.

    Diesel walks out with a Stradic FK 4000 for $200.

    Jeff :D
     
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  14. Rod Bender

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    This lure arrived late 2017 and I have finally got around to posting a pic! I first noticed the lure at a stand at the Eildon trout opening festival last year. The lure is made in the US by Mattlures. It is their Dead Twitch model. Ten inches, seven ounces and $70 and the smaller model compared to the thirteen inch one pound model! Made specifically for chasing Large mouth bass in the US! They must have a fkn large mouth!:eek: I am hoping for Murray cod of the surface.
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    As soon as I saw it I did some investigating on youtube and it was nothing like I thought it would have been...it floats! That was a bit more appealing as I am less likely to snag it. As you can see from the video below, it needs a very slow retrieve.

    Originally I was going to use it in the channels but me thinks it will have to be river where I can retrieve it slower. The rod I will be using is a Samaki swimbait rod with a cast rating up to 8 ounces. A 13 Concept A baitcast reel which is on order should be a great match for the rod and at this point I am going to try spooling it with 40 pound mono for some shock absorption.
    cheers
    Team Bender
    Gonna get a workout when I use this lure!
     
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    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Have spent some money over the last month or so. The old Billy Joel song, 'Don' Ask Me Why' comes to mind!
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    The Daiwa has a slow retrieve ratio of 4.9. I will use it for spinnerbaits or any lure which requires a slow retrieve when chasing natives. I have a habit of winding too fast! That's my story and I am sticking to it!:cool:
    cheers
    Team Bender
    More money than sense!
     
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    Very nice brace of reels there, Jim. I like the look of the Calcutta, always been an ABU man myself with round baitcasters, but perhaps the next one will be a Shimano. Good stuff.

    Team Diesel
    Green with envy.
     
  17. taspyke

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    1 left and 1 right are you planning on using them both at the same time o_O
     
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  18. DeeBeeKay

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    Nice reels, maybe I'll get to see you use them, cheers davo
     
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    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from a trip to Rockhampton and try as I might, I couldn't go past Barra Jacks tackle shop without wheeling in for a look - I've been there heaps of times and for some inexplicable reason I always leave with a new rod or reel.

    This time I was tempted to treat myself to a 'runout' model Stella 4000 FI, but figured the beating that I would cop from the bride would be too painful to justify the expense, so settled on a Stradic Ci4 4000 XG instead (only get a bit of a slapping for gear under $500, which is bearable).

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    Jeff
     
  20. kev209

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    I've got enough fishing gear, and I intend being around for a while. Today Lyn and I went shopping, we ended up at a car Dealer near home to have a look around, not planing on buying anything. We came across an Ignis similar to the one in the photo which was on special. The price was to good to resist. GIIAS-2017-2nd-suzuki-ignis-ags-3-033.jpg
     
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