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      1. https://bnbfishing.com.au/digipubs/0820/BNB0820digi.html The girl on the cover might have very big hands but I do like this mag. It's great that they have it online now. I hope it works out for them and they can still make some money from it.
      2. I got a new stradic fl 2500,and got it spooled at bcf, they didn't put any backing on, does that really matter. Was just wondering, also what's a good surface rod recommended to match it with, cheers John.
      3. Hi there, Can anyone recommend a rod that would pair nicely with a Shimano Stradic FL 2500? have been looking at the Jewel rods? What do you think?
      4. Hey there, I'm after some advice on which rod to pair with my Saragosa 6000. I'm interested in doing some inshore jigging off the beach/rocks. I'd like to spend around $150 - $200 Or if anyone knows of a jigging thread/page on what rod etc to use that'd be great
      5. I recently filled up my Stradic 1000 with 150m of 6lb braid and like 10-15 metres of light mono backing looked slightly under filled will probably take the braid off and put it on another reel and add some more backing and then put the braid back in to get it %100 full sorry for blurry photos best pictures I could get but I might just keep it how it is not sure as of yet
      6. Had to cancel my ski trip to Mt.Hotham due to the Covid-19 lock down so instead I am going up to 1770 with my missus for 10 days in Sept. and taking the boat, so when I was sorting out my gear I was hoping to take a rod up with me that I made years ago but never put a reel on to it or even use it, so decided to get myself a new toy for it. Got approval from the boss, initially I was intending to get a Makaira 15 for it, and although it is a really, really, nice reel it is still double the price of the next contender which was another Penn Fathom Lever drag and it probably wouldn't get too much use as I have a few other reels that are similar. So after making the hard decision to not get it (Sob Sob!) I went and bought the FTH25NLD2. I already have a 30 and a 50W in the Maks as well as a 15-2 and a 30-2 in the Fathoms so I got the 25-2 speed model which is just a narrow version of the 30 size. So same drag and reel height just narrower, for future reference you cannot go by the capacity printed on the reel, it is about half of what they say it can hold. So after a couple of re-spools with different sized braid I ended up with 280m of 50lb 0.36mm line and a 30m topshot of 40lb mono leader 0.60mm which is enough for now. Heaps of drag on it, managed to just about lift a 18l bucket of water on full lock which is around the 39lb mark. Anyway changed the drag knob downwards to give me a more controlled drag range and did it mainly to test out my FG knot which held nicely. So now really looking forward to going up there although I do have to do some work on the boat. I will probably build an extra fuel tank about to 60L size in Ally and also fix my wife's seat as she complains that it leans back too much when bouncing around in the waves and swell. With the extra tank I should have about 210l of fuel and I am running a 150HP Optimax two stroke so that should give me more than enough fuel to get out and back to the reef with a lot of running around as well.
      7. Hi all I’m currently based in Vanuatu and have bought a small 6metre boat to go game fishing. There’s a few FADs nearby which I’ll be targeting. The game fishing anglers mainly jig. What kind of gear would you recommend when jigging for tuna, mahi mahi and GT? Any advice on rods, reels, jigs/overall set ups would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
      8. I’m right handed and been holding the rod in my left hand hand and been reeling with my right since I started fishing . I’ve heard for the past 6 months a lot people say if your right handed you should reel with your left hand . Well I tried it when I went fishing today and it felt like crap it felt like the rod couldn’t stay straight and I couldn’t feel the same smoothness and sensitivities in the reel .a lot people say they get used to it after a few fishing trips but man does it feel wrong using my left handed and bringing fish in don’t even get me started my hand kept slipping trying to reel in my fish today . But I’m gonna keep using my left hand to reel Because it’s considered a advantage in casting and reaction time. So I was wondering what other people’s opinion is on this as I’ve come across different options when it comes to which Hand you should reel with
      9. Picked up a few new outfits lately and super keen to give them a throw IMG_2344.MOV
      10. Hey all, This is my first post on here, so be nice lol. I was hoping someone could fill me in on a few details and/or point me in the right direction for information. Today after 2 long years of hunting I bought myself a Vintage Black Queen Deluxe fishing rod. From when I was a really little kid, both my father and grandfather had these rods and I always loved them! A couple of years back i decided that I wanted one for myself, so started the hunt. The 2 things I'd be interested to know... Is the deal and condition of the rod I've managed to find good? Also, does anyone have any information on the history of these rods? eg, the different versions, when they were made etc. Images are below - I paid $170
      11. Hello everyone, I have started to take apart a free Daiwa Exceler 4000TW. I have already replaced the roller clutch bearing but need to replace a seized bearing on the shaft (the one that sits under the roller clutch bearing). The bearing is fully seized and won't budge. I have no leverage so need to find another way (as it sits in a recess). I have soaked it for days with no luck. What should I do now? Thanks and tight lines.
      12. Had some 10lb braid lying around and decided to spool my new reel with it I managed to get around 100m metres of braid on my reel maybe a little more. I was wondering if this is enough. Will be possible be using this for fish like jewfish maybe small Murray cod if I go south one day or a mangrove jack if I go north . Yea so will this be enough ? Thanks
      13. Hi all, I have a Shimano TLD10 I am restoring. All I have to do is put in my new bearings and it is done. The reel works like a brand new reel as it had little use and I polished all the gears. I have put many hours into this reel and am looking to sell it or possibly trade it (and a few other reels I have) for a jigging combo. Cosmetically, the reel is in pretty good condition. All the text is there and there aren't many scratches. I believe every scratch tells a story so the ones that are there give it some character. The reel was used before I acquired it so it has caught some good reef fish. If I was to sell this, what should I be asking? I was talking to my tackle store and they said I could get at least $200 for it. I just want to see everyone out there thinks. Thanks
      14. I got a new rod and it also came with a bonus reel it was combo which is nice. got it at bcf for $150 usually $300 it’s a 2-5kg rod and it came with a 2500 size reel now I was going just to get a 3-5kg rod not a combo but when this came up I couldn’t let it slip away the rod feels really light and has a great action but feels durable at the same time . Now the reel feels really nice I was originally just going to put 8lb braid on my aird lt but I’m going to put it on this reel instead and turn my aird lt into a bait fishing reel or spare/backup reel . The reel Is a daiwa lexa Nero lt 2500 but I’m almost certain it’s a legalis lt with a different name and paint job .so here is my updated rod and reel setups 1 ultra light atomic Arrowz bream surface rod 2pc soon matched with Shimano Stradic fl 1000 6lb braid and daiwa aird lt 2000 as back up reel 2 light daiwa aird x 2-4kg rod matched with daiwa lexa Nero lt 2500 8lb braid 3 medium daiwa td Nero 2-5kg rod matched with upgraded shimano cazna 2500 10lb braid As you can see I like to mix different rod and reel brands to dial in the perfect spin combos just bored in semi quarantine so wondering what people think of these setups
      15. I’ve been collecting cans and bottles for while and that’s how I’ve been earning money around $100-120 a month I’ve almost saved up enough money to the buy the new Stradic FL in the 1000 size it cost $254 where I’m buying it from . I’m going to use this reel on my atomic arrows bream surface rod instead of my aird lt 2000 which I’m gonna move on to my 2-4kg aird x rod and buy a 3-5kg rod to match my 2500 cazna with so i will finally have enough fishing gear to cover most fishing situations . Ok now back to point does anyone that owns the new Stradic in the 1000 size have any issues with them I’ve done a lot of research and I couldn’t find anything negative about them . I’ve watched about every tackle advisors video on the Stradic and that really sealed the deal for me as he had a very great option on them so after watching his videos and doing research on google I’ve decided I’m getting the reel it’s a lot more money then I usually spent on a reel .cough cough almost triple the price I would normally spent on a reel. so I hope it’s good and reliable like my aird lt which I know the Stradic will be better anyway .any information about the reel I would be glad to hear positive or negative
      16. Today I purchased a Daiwa 3-6Kg rod for landbased fishing around Port Phillip bay I want to use some Grubz on it and other soft plastics and lures. Should I have gone the 2-4KG or the 3-6KG? Purchased a Shimano Nasci 2500 to go with it. Also got some Daiwa J-braid 15lb. What leader would you guys buy for this setup please. I'm very new to fishing.
      17. Hi all. First post after doing quite a bit of reading. My family and I are moving from NZ to Sunshine Coast in about a years time and working through that process of what to take and what to sell. Originally from the US so have done a fair bit of freshwater fishing there and a lot of saltwater fishing in NZ. We've decided we'll sell our boat as it's too dear to import but planning on bringing our gear. As far as saltwater gear goes, we're set up with 5x 50W Tiagra sets, some Talica 16's and then 6500 series spinning gear. Looking through the forum this is looking like it may be overkill for a lot of the inshore species. Here we fish up to 25 miles out and try to target tuna and marlin in the summer and king fish and snapper throughout the year. Would this be a worthwhile batch of gear to bring along? Anyone want to start up a chat about appropriate size gear, not so much brand, that would be suitable to different fishing styles? Trying to digest everything on the forum but not living there some is a bit hard to imagine.
      18. i got a cazna after my dud sienna crapped it self . Note im glad i kept the handle from the sienna fe as it fits perfectly into the cazna i actually perfer the sienna handle over the cazna handle so i will keep the handle that came with the cazna as a spare. Sorry for bad photo. Edit I actually don’t mind the handle knob on the cazna so i will probably use both handles equally depends on what i feel like i the day. Honestly thought I’d hate the handle knob on the cazna but its not half bad so will use both sienna and cazna handles on the cazna. Yea i really love the feel of the cazna . I honestly prefer this over the sienna fe . But i still wish my sienna wasn’t a dud though as i both love them. Another edit i pretty happy today as everyone in my year including me got a day off school today still don’t know why in year 8 btw. Sorry for the bad spelling will fix later
      19. Hey everyone... I'm just curious if anyone would know anything about this old reel. It is wooden and that all I can really tell you about it. I had a customer give it to me when I was at work but neither one of us know anything about it.
      20. I was on my second outing on my kayak, and dropped my brand new shimano nasci reel in the the drink, it rinsed it out when I got home, any advice appreciated, like how long will it now last lol. I bought to replace my symetre, but in the brief period of use, I don't think it's anywhere near the symetre, anyhow cheers
      21. Found this on FB. Pretty cool. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=697209870452921
      22. Hi I have read around a bit on this and another forum looking for a rod and reel combo for fishing on holidays. It will mostly be used in East Gippsland around Paynesville area for land based fishing of Flathead and Bream. Kids would like to do a little fishing on our summer holidays, I thought why not get something so I can join in as well. I haven't had a chance to fish since I was a kid. May also have the use of a kayak for fishing as well. My ideal rod would be 7ft /2.13m 2-5kg travel rod paired with 2500 reel as a decent allrounder. I would prefer a travel rod as driving to holiday destinations with a wife and two kids in a 2 door hatchback doesn't leave a lot of room, also means I can pack the rod and reel when visiting the grandparents in Tassie when we fly. My choices have also been limited by looking for something that is tough and can take some abuse. In all likely hood a pure graphite rod is going to get too many bumps and fail pretty quickly when trying to fish with two youngish children. Ugly Stik Rods seem to have a reputation of surviving some rougher treatment. I am a realistic parent as I'm sure the fishing rod will be used as a light sabre as soon as my back is turned . As with all things in life it will be a compromise solution, otherwise I would just buy a Shimano Raider Travel Rod or a Pfluger Transcendent travel rod. With the Ugly Stik been a bit tougher I may be able to get away with a two piece rod and manage to squeeze this into the roof pod on top of the car. When the kids get older and a bit more responsible then I can look to upgrade the gear if we all still enjoy fishing together. I'm looking at the following: SHAKESPEARE UGLY STIK GOLD Travel Rod 6'6''/195cm, 3-6kg line weight, 4 piece Action : Light/Medium - price around AUD $100 SHAKESPEARE UGLY STIK GOLD Spin Rod 7'0' / 210cm , 2-4kg line weight, 2 piece Action : Light - price around AUD $80 Could either of these rods be used with soft plastics or will these be just bait only rods? Would these be usable for my intended use of land based fishing with maybe some kayak fishing as well. ? If anyone has used either of these and has some feedback on them in use it would be fantastic. Thank You all for helping a novice out in advance. Regards The Spook.
      23. Hi all. I was hoping that someone could help me identify the maker of this custom made rod. Unfortunately the signature isn’t very clear. You can see the make up of the rod and materials used plus who the rod was made for but, yes the makers signature is very weak. I found the rod in a second hand shop and was blown away by its size and quality. I thought it would make a great wall hanger next to that prized big fish mounted on the wall. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
      24. Hi Folks, Just got back from Lakes Entrance. Was fortunate to fish Bunga Beach and managed to land a nice salmon. I'm currently using a Butterworth surf rod (15ft I think) with an Abu 7000C overhead reel. The combination work well however there's one problem - lots of crabs at Bunga that constantly steal the bait. I was talking to a local who was using a shorter, lighter surf rod (around 9-10ft) with a lure. The rod was a lot thinner and "whippier" than mine. Just wondering what people would recommend for using with my 7000C in the surf with lures? I'm thinking of something around 9-10ft. Cheers, Chris
      25. Hi guys , Am interested to hear , if anyone here , has or still uses old fishing rods , the solid fibreglass type , and old side cast reels ,? There my favourite type of fishing rods , and the sort I grew up with and used on the Edward river , love to see what everyone has in the vintage type rods , or am I the only one who still thinks there great ,