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      1. snatcher

        nsw Narrabeen Lagoon

        Have fished Narrabeen Lagoon a few times during our last few Australian trips. It really is a lovely place and great to take the grandsons to. They have caught bream,whiting and puffers,even the wife caught some. Was wondering if lures are worth a go and if so what type ? We fly out 06 Feb for 3 months and will be staying at our daughters at Warriewood. Any of you fishos live around there and fancy showing a wrinkly auld pommie barsteward the ropes feel free Have caught fish by the caravan park and just upstream of Pelican Bridge. Will add a few images from trips we had there Grandson Joshua getting some casting tuition from his dad. http:// Me and my good lady. http:// Grandson Joshua giving grandson Theo a few pointers http:// Joshua with a bream http:// Dorothy with a whiting,as usual she outfished me !!! http:// John
      2. Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone knows anyone in Aus who has experience in soft plastic lure mould design and manufacture? I would like to get some moulds CNC'd for small scale commercial production but have a unique design so talking to someone who can/has done this would be very helpful! Cheers, Nick.
      3. rodreellurefish

        tasmania S-factor?

        Last time I had the boat out was in October. So it was good to get out again. Fished Bronte lagoon for five hours. It took us three and half hours to land our first fish. We ended up landing four in the next hour which saved us from blanking. First time I have used S-Factor on my hardbody lures and it won't be the last. Thanks for watching. Clint.
      4. rodreellurefish

        tasmania Trout 'n' About.

        Had a quick session on my local river. It was a bit tough but still managed a few. Enjoy. Clint.
      5. Went fishing this morning to Scarborough harbour got up early and was confident of getting a few. After 3 casts with the new lure thought I was snagged, walked along the rock wall to try and unsnag the new lure and realised there was a fish on the end, reeled it in to find a stonefish on the end, having left my lip grips at home and wanting my brand new $30 lure back I hesitantly tried to get the lure back, which was only just hook in its lip, pulled the line back trying to keep away from the nasty parts of the fish and it gave a kick, and I **** myself with lure spitting back at me to impale into my thumb and finger. Off to the hospital it was
      6. I had an interesting conversation with a person, who I respect very much when it comes to lure fishing for Barra and the like. He has caught more Barra than I have had cooked breakfast's, and has the photos to prove it. He told me that he fishes braid straight to his lures. A little unconventional I thought. He has experimented over years with the differences between running an mono leader vs braid straight to the lure, and reckons braid straight to the lure is better. His reasoning was that the fish (at least Barra, Threadfin and Mangrove Jack) don't know the difference, and he has lost more fish, running a mono leader. He said that the accuracy of casting lures for pin point presentation is lost, when the jointer knot has to bump through the rods line guides upon casting, and this also weakens the knot over many casts. I have converted over to running braid straight to the lure for over 2 years now, and I have not noticed any difference with strike rates. I troll far more than I cast, but casting now 'flows' far better than when running a long mono leader. I have caught the likes of Barra, Threadfin, Mackerel, Cod, and Trevally effortlessly since. If going for these species and the like, you could save yourself a lot of hassle, and try running braid straight to your lure.
      7. I do a lot of trolling. My bibbed diver bodies are being grooved out and ruined over a long period of time by the centre treble hook points, as the lure vibrates through the water. Changing to a centre double hook changed the wear to under the lure body by the shank. Then I saw on Big Angry Fish, where the centre treble was held to the body of the lure with a rubber band off the rear wire loop - maybe this was to stop a loose treble from flying around whilst travelling, or maybe it was to stop the wear caused whilst trolling. I have tried trolling with the rubber band, and the lure still tracks well, but at this stage it is hard to tell if it has reduced hook up rates (in the past it is mostly it is the rear treble that has had the hook up though, as I tend to troll faster than slower in the salt), or if it is spooking the fish. Any thoughts or experiences with this issue?
      8. Hi there. Couple hours ago was casting and retrieving a zman swimmerz under the Gateway Bridge in between the 2 pylons on the southside of the river. Something grabbed it and screamed off and wouldnt stop for quite a while. Once it did stop, it wasnt long until it busted off due to being wrapped around a rock. Was thinking a threadfin or jew, trevally, mangrove jack even? What do you guys think?
      9. Nog

        Lure And Fly Expo

        Hey all Lure and Fly Show on again this weekend at the Ipswich Showgrounds. The Brisbane Fly Fishing Club will have a stand so come along and give us your best sledge. Cheers Norm
      10. Skull dragged the kayak up some narrow creeks and it was all worth it in the end !
      11. PineRiverNoob

        Lure Fishing At Deep Water Bend

        Hi Guys, Was thinking of trying some lures from the shore at Deep Water Bend. Any suggestions of lures to use and techniques too? I'm a complete lure noob. Thanks. Lex
      12. Hi Guys, I believe I came across some ox eye herring the other day near my place. They had very large tail fins breaking the surface and almost seemed to be gulping for air in-between chasing small baitfish. I had a quick google search and found they might take spinner baits and small poppers. I had a crack, no beans. Can anyone please suggest tips/techniques on catching these guys? from their body/profile, they look like they would go hard. Also, can you target them at night? Thanks everyone!
      13. mackay_ angler_

        Ceto Tackle Paddletail Review

        I just got a new soft plastic the ceto tackle pink paddletail Iv been using this plastic for the last 2 weeks and is now my new favourite plastic it's 4.5 inches and I love the action on it and it has a very distinct and affective roll to it. I also love the bright pink colour it has and they are very durable I didn't have to switch plastics until I had rubbed and smashed it on lots of rocks oysters and coral as well as being hit bit fish I also had numerous species suck as barracuda and queen fish chase and swipe it when burning it across reef edges and this lure being glow in the dark makes it perfect for night fishing I have found the most affective way to work this plastic is sharp hops off the bottom around structure and weed edges or just a slow role as the amazing vibration that the tail gives off is enough to turn on any fish it also managed to raise a nice chinaman going about 70cm wich was a surprise and unexpected catch wich just goes to show the variety of species that will go for this lure. This lure is incredible over sand flats and around rocks and will temp a whole range of different species. The. Ceto tackle paddletail only goes for about $6 a pack wich makes them a lot more affordable than other plastics.
      14. mackay_ angler_

        Braid Vs Mono

        The debate over weather braid is better than mono has been around as long as I can Remember and I think it all comes down to personal preference although they both have there pros and cons mono as the added shock absorption which in some cases can be really helpful and some argue braid is stronger. Me personally I'm a braid man but I also have a lot of issues with it although I prefer it over mono. I like how braid has no stretch wich makes hook sets better and it is easier to pull fish out of structure and it is lighter than mono giving it better casting distance and it floats wich I favour when using topwater. But one major thing I do not like about braid and this might just be me but I don't know. But it's the way especially on my baitcasters when I'm not paying attention from time to time and I get a really bad birds nest And it is frustrating and almost impossible to unknot and seems like it defies physics. I'd love to ear others opinions on the topic and see if I'm the only one
      15. Danny91

        Gold Coast Seaway

        Hi guys, has anybody fished the gold coast seaway / the spit and if so, what fish am I to find there? What is an all round good setup to use? Thanks, Danny
      16. Hey guys. Been mucking around with my own popper design. Thought id post a few pics. Cant wait to throw these out on the GBR soon. Super stoked with action. Clear coat yet to do. These have just been painted with a can and will look alot cleaner when my airbrush arrives next week. Cheers guys
      17. What's the recommended method of doing this without sacrificing too much hit rate?
      18. Hi all Have not posted in a while and have had a few new products come in the door which may be of interest to some or all of you first of all the Pontoon 21 Cablista 75 and 125mm Cablista 75SP SMR Length: 75 mm, weight:4.9 g, Suspending (SP), depth: 0.7-1.1m this has a free moving weight in it that gives it an extremely erratic action 75mm colours 125mm specs and colours Cablista 125SP SMR Length: 125 mm, weight:19.9 g, Suspending (SP), depth: 1.6-2.0m Pontoon 21 Beta Vib 48mm Beta Vib48mm Length: 48 mm, weight:5.6 g, Sinking Colour chart for the Beta Vibes Pontoon 21 Preference shad 55mm Designed and produced for Pontoon 21 by DUO lures of Japan , the Preference Shad is one exceptional hardbody. Featuring Owner hooks and all the quality components you would expect from a lure made in Japan. Preference Shad 55mm DR Length: 55 mm, weight:4.5 g, Suspending (SP), depth: 1.0 - 1.5m Preference colour chart Pontoon 21 Pillo grub 2.25 inch colours available Pontoon 21 Awaruna 3 inch and 4.5 inch 3 inch colour chart 4.5 inch colour chart Magbite Mimiq new colours The Mimiq from Magbite is 42mm long, weighs 2.4 grams and slow sinking. This solid body sinking stickbait has a baby squid shaped body that is bound to attract attention wherever it is used. full colour chart Fish Arrow Threeshot Minnow 65mm & 80mm This will be out next month sometime. the 65mm wieghs 4 grams and the 80mm weighs 6.4 grams. Both will dive to a metre and both have a casting system within them for longer casts. Thats it for now, there will be a heap more stuff coming out in the next few months as well. cheers Rob
      19. Little side project using stainless steel butter knives.
      20. Might as well post some finished shots of a few lures I've been working on. Finished them the other day and very happy with the final product. Shine is exactly what I'm after now. I also got some new resin for these ones and the strength is just ridiculous. Made up a little test to see how strong they are and swung from it with all my body weight without any signs of breaking. I think there will be a few of these heading up to HB with Sam and Aaron so I'll be keen to see how they go. Very disappointed that I couldn't make it but hopefully this will be an AFO tradition and I can head up next year (I mean I'll definitely be heading up before then but for the social side of things). James
      21. MannsBaitUSA

        Mann's Baits

        Hi, I am the sales manager for Mann's Bait Company and we have just recently re-introduced some of the classic Aussie lures again, Stretch, Manniacs and Barra Traps. You can order them direct from our website We are looking to get back into this market with our lures so your support would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact us via for more info. Cheers!
      22. Fisher384

        changing hooks

        last week i bought a dinkum yabby in the brown and white colour but the treble near the "claws" keeps getting stuck in the split ring that holds the claws on. options 1. Put up with it (only happens on cast so it would work trolling) but i want to use on bank half the time. 2. Put on a smaller treble 3 Put on a single hook 4 Take the treble off and only have one on the back What would you do?
      23. bersim

        Resin Stickbaits

        I know that Brian was interested in seeing some close up shots of my lures so here's a few pictures for anyone who wants to see. All made out of casting resin with 1.6mm stainless steel through wire. Still working on improving the smoothness of the finish but anyway here's a few photos Before paint jobs... Before high gloss finish... And they were christened courtesy of @samsteele115 It's a great hobby and definitely keeps me busy when I'm not fishing or busy with school James
      24. Hi All The newest edition to the immensely popular Flash J series is the Flash J Grub . This lure offers a modern take on an old classic, the soft plastic grub tail. What sets this lure apart from the pack is its extremely realistic design featuring 3D eyes, foil belly insert and 1.5mm thick tail. The addition of the thicker tail produces strong vibrations which draws predators from far and wide and when coupled with the flash of the foil insert, this lure is a bite magnet. Coming in at just under 3.2inchs and available in 6 superb colours and 5 pieces per pack, the Flash J Grub will convert a whole host of species from bass and bream to snapper and reef dwelling species. Whether drop-shotted, weedless rigged or on a regular jig head expect this highly versatile grub to put fish in the well. ‪ comparison to the 3 inch j shad cheers Rob