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  1. Awesome thanks mate I might experiment with it and see how it goes!
  2. Hi raiders, I'm looking to try a dropshot rig with the usual soft plastics. I like the idea of being able to have the lure off the bottom by a pre determined height. All my online searches seem to show the technique used for bass, but not your bread and butter bream, flatty etc. Has anyone had some success with this rig? I fish land based.Thanks!
  3. Thanks for the wisdom folks I do think my rod tip is a bit lower than usual, I will keep in mind and see how it goes!
  4. Hi fish Raiders! I got my first baitcaster delivered in the post yesterday and went out for a fish. Happy to say no bird nesting though my brakes and spool tensions are pretty high:) I was flicking a 3 inch rapala prawn SP on a 1/8th and lucky enough to get onto 2 flatties and 1 soapie, but I noticed that my leader was wrapping around the fish as I was fighting them. I found this a little weird as this almost never happens when I'm using spinning gear. Just wanted to know if anyone else has had similar experience or might know why this is happening? Maybe something to do with the way I'm fighting the fish - tighter drag and muscling it in, rather than letting the drag sing like I would on light spinning gear? Thanks!
  5. 100% if only they would take lures more often, but the scarcity makes it all the more special!
  6. Went down to the local after putting the kids to bed for a well earned fish after a crazy day at work as I wanted to clear the old noggin. Dead on high tide when I arrived. Flicked around a 2.5 inch zman grub for about an hour or so on a light jig head (1/20th?) without a single enquiry. Switched over to a baitjunkie minnow 2.5 inch on a 1/8 oz in the hope of running into a flatty or soapie. Tried a variety of retrieves - slow roll, lift, dead stick, double/triple hope. After a while on the double hop I get smashed and the 2500 Freams screams and TD hyper 2 (1-2kg) buckles. 6lb leader on 4lb braid. Epic fight with multiple runs. Finally in the net and landed 40cm mullet! I love it when they go for the lure on light gear happens like once a year, all his mates are probably like "what r ya doing!" I had never tried mullet before so I thought this would be my opportunity. Ikejime immediately, gutted and scaled. Filleted at home and found it quite similar to mackeral! Surprisingly good eating with just a sprinkle of salt pan fried.
  7. My 2 cents I have 10 lb Kmart braid on my 2500 Stradic used with either FC or mono leader 6 or 8lb and it works fine for 2 years. Big fan of Alberto knot for this kinda set up
  8. My curse is the pink 2.5 inch powerbait grub. Got them on sale maybe 1 year ago and caught maybe 2 flatties on those in all that time. Love 2.5 inch grubs in motor oil or watermelon red. Love 2.5 inch minnows in any brownish colour. Been doing ok with flatties on the 2.5 inch prawns hopping them off the bottom lately. I suspect a strong case of confirmation bias 😅
  9. My guess is bass? But not too sure.
  10. What a donkey of a bream! Nice one!
  11. What a cracking report. Congratulations mate!
  12. Im right handed and for the longest time was winding with my right hand. In looking to eliminate the switcheroo and be more efficient after casting i switched over to winding with the left about 4 months ago and am now never looking back. I find i have more control in imparting action with my right hand/wrist/arm and while fighting fish felt clumsy and odd for the first month or two, it feels 100% natural now.
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