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Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Rod Bender, Sep 5, 2016.
We have plenty of time to work things with the buggy and ramps
Very nice Kev.
You do realize that you now have to learn to speak a bit of German, especially things like "where's me bloody gummi-latchen?" being Kraut for "where's me bloody thongs?" after the dog has carted them off in the middle of the night and instead of exclaiming "sh!t", you have to say "scheisse", pronounced "shizer".
Also, don't forget that if you like to listen to music when travelling in a German car, it has to be oompah music or WW2 German military march tunes.
nice krautwagon Kev
For your new car, Kev.
That 109? looks like it is about to get the chop whith 4 thunderbolts up its arse
I actually got up close to a 109 in a museum in Berlin many years ago, a very powerful looking aircraft.
Went into local tackle store the other day for some stress relief!
I have said before that I will not be buying any more gear...and then bought more! But me thinks this is it now as I simply will not have the money.
you will buy more Gear RB.
I agree Blair, like most of us, Jim is a full blown tackle junkie....he will definitely buy more and so he should to keep the economy going.
That's fishing, I just unexpectedly spent $430.00 when I had to replace that s--t flyline and broken sunnies and more fly,s. Better than sitting about doing nothing and hoarding $ or p------g it up against the wall.
I had to go to town today on an essential trip to get a few things and whilst there, I figured that seeing as how it's been weeks since I wandered around the effing section of BCF, in I went just for the hell of it.
Usually when I enter any tackle shop I make a beeline for the lures, but today I went straight to the reel cabinet just to get an eye-full of all the bling on display - it has a soothing effect on the senses. Twenty minutes later I leave the shop with another Stradic to add to the arsenal, a Ci4 2500.
Reduced from $385 to $299 - I have seen them going as low as $199 at times, but I wasn't quick enough to get one before they sold out.
...currently have 6 in the stable.
I've got these little beauties on the way also.
Joes Flies Short Striker - Speckled Trout.
Joes Flies Short Striker - Shrimp Fly
Cotton Cordell Boy Howdy Propbait
… fishing gear hoarding fool.
Nice reel I haven't given my 3000 much of a run yet, I sprayed some silocone on the 3000 and Curado K line haven't cast them yet I figure the Curados line wont be sticking to itself on spool for 1st few casts, am slightly concerned that the silicone spray may damage the line over time but am trying it anyway. I figure the braid will pick up less water and therefore cast further as well. Would have gone out to the tasman dam today as will be very calm but still have bloody flu.
Even though I posted a link to an article about using silicone spray to eliminate or reduce wind knots, I would not use it myself. I'm yet to find an aerosol can of silicone that doesn't use hydrocarbon as a propellant and I think any petroleum based solvent would have a detrimental effect on gel spun line. To satisfy my curiosity, I will saturate a piece of braid with silicone spray and seal it in a jar to see what happens.
So I have changed my fishing style recently and sold a bunch of spin gear and lures to fund my new purchases, so yesty I ordered my new Alvey low mount sticks:
Gary Howard Estuary 3W Low Mount for my 500a Alvey
Gary Howard Breambo 4W which I will buy a 600 series Alvey.
Both these will be dedicated 'ting, bream and blackfish sticks around the beaches and I am planning to get into drummer from the stones over winter which should give my Breambo and MT4144 a decent workout
Bring on the fish!
Nice purchase Anthony. Are they new rods, as in new models? The rods in the pics...are they low mounts? They seem to have a long butt.
They don't seem to have open line runners, do you have to put them on?
Thanks Jim, I dont think these models are new ones- the Breambo series has been around a couple of years as far as I know, but not sure about the Estuary. They are hard to get only a couple of places stock them, Outback Adventures is the only place in Australia that stocks the low mount GH rods. I tried BCF, Freddys, Dinga and Motackle none in stock or they no longer stock GH rods.
I ended up paying $109 for the Estuary and $119 for the Breambo + freight... I was looking at some rebuilt Blackfish rods which were $100+ and were more designed for centrepin reels so the guides and possibly reel seat would need to be replaced and moved, and I would have had to wait. So buying new means they will be setup right "out of the box" and prob quicker getting here on freight.
Super glad I made the move to buy new rods instead, I plan to buy some more GH rods after winter I might get Greenback (8-12kg) and Surf Classic (10-15kg) unless I can get a MT9144/9153 Bulldog which are rated to 20kg.
I think the images are generic spin mid mount images but I did make sure I ordered the Low Mount versions on the website. The 3W Estuary is a 9' 2-4kg and the 4W Breambo is a 10'6" 2-5kg.