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      1. Thinking about getting a big Quantum Cabo 120 spinning reel, don't really need it but as X'Mas is coming up fast I thought I wouldn't mind having a big spinning reel, and my darling wife is going to get me one for X'Mas but she doesn't know it yet! Does anyone here have one or used one, and what were your thoughts regarding it? They seem to have enough grunt and reasonably built, I can't justify getting one of the big brand reels at 2 to 4 times the price of these, seeing as it will only ever be used in a blue moon! Thoughts anyone....Good, bad or indifferent? Cheers Ed.
      2. @Old Scaley sent me a link the other day about spotted mackerel. The season is almost upon us. I also followed a link to an article on schoolies. Trolling was the main thrust of the articles. I realised I needed a new rod for trolling to pair with my Penn Fathom 25 2 speed reel, so hit up the tackle shop yesterday and selected a locally made Live Fibre 8-15 kilo rod as well as some trolling accessories. Now we just need to get some decent weather to get out there and test it all.
      3. Hi all Some of you may know, but I dropped my reels in to D and H reel repairs a few weeks ago. Due to Dad's work, we haven't been able to pick them up until today. The first time we were there we had a great chat with Duncan (mainly him showing and telling us awesome fish stories) and we dropped the reels off feeling happy. It was that arvo I got a thready! When we went to pick them up today, they were as shiny as ever. He gave us free new parts in them, such as carbon-tech drag washers in my Shimano Sienna 1000 ! We had a brief chat, but since Dad was working from home we couldn't stay that long unfortunately. On the way out, he gave me something that probably made my holidays. A brand new Diawa baitcaster reel and Angler Australia rod!!! Just what I wanted for Christmas! I think he is early Santa! So, I walked away very happy with my three reels, which I tested this arvo and work great (the drag goes awesome on bullies), and I cannot wait to catch some more fish on it. I will post a picture or two tomorrow . So, I give him a 100% rating. Great reel service, good customer service and very friendly, and quite willing for a chat! I highly suggest you go there if you can and need a reel service. Cheers Hamish
      4. I'm looking at getting a rod to put yabbies on to catch Whiting, and also use perhaps as a topwater lure rod, mainly for the flats. The brand I like offers two I like one is 2-6kilo 6"6 long the other is 1-5kg 7 foot long, I would use 4-6 kilo line, I'm leaning to the 2-6 one as a good all rounder, does it really matter that much the extra length, I'm intrigued, cheers for any help guys.
      5. I fish with lures, so use braid. I want to set aside a rod with lite gear for my ten yr old, and was going to just run lite fluro 4lb,and put yabbies on for him, also I could use it to try topwater,, say put some mono leader on. Is fluro OK ran right through, or should I use mono, cheers guys
      6. With the Black Friday sales on at the moment I thought it might be worth posting any specials we see that others may be interested in. Heres a Sienna combo which looks okay. I’m particularly looking for another Shimano Baitrunner in the larger sizes e.g 8000, 12000d etc, so if you see any please post here.
      7. Hi all, I have a favourite old rod which needs the reel seat securing to the blank. It turns around when it shouldn’t and misaligns the runners with the reel. I also have an Alvey 725 deep sea snapper reel which I dropped ages ago and needs a section of the fibreglass repaired. Any suggestions on a good repairer who’s not too dear, preferably Northside? cheers Greg
      8. I’m saving up for 2 reels because I gave my 2 daiwa reels to my friends for birthday/Christmas gifts and also because I have 5 rods and only 3 reels .sienna 2500 and Stradic 1000 also my Jarvis walker 5000 cheapy .I’m saving up for a nasci 2500 and a 4000 size reel I was thinking about a sedona FI then changed my mind to a sienna FG to save some money but for not much extra I found a Rovex big boss III 4000 for around $70 it has great reviews a screw in handle carbon fibre drag stack aluminium body 8 ball bearings 6 stainless steal bearings 1 anti reverse bearing and a ceramic bearing for the line roller and it has a few other great features I normally wouldn’t buy anything other then shimano daiwa and penn for spin reels but it really stood out and is perfect for what I want however Im not sure on the line lay I haven’t really seen enough pictures to know what the line lay is like for me line lay is the most important thing has anyone used one of these reels? If so what is it like ... thanks
      9. Today I was having look to see if I could spot some bargains I found this website named Team I was looking around the prices seemed normal I spotted some reels on discount first a daiwa BG for $110 and 2 Stradic Ci4+FB reels for $150 at first I fought they might be having this discount because their now older generation reels and a lot of the other reels were around normal price but I was little unsure now because they were quite cheap .I searched the website to see if I could purchase something through pay pal anyway on the way there I seen a daiwa exist 5000 for $500 AU that was when my common sense kicked in I was 99 percent sure it was a scammers site after that I then done some research took me less then 5 seconds to find out For sure it was a scammers site I’m a little disappointed cause sometimes Rarely though deals like this happen the best/cheapest tackle store I’ve found that’s %100 legit is hot tackle A quick reminder to be careful when buying rods and reels or anything expensive on shady online tackle shops
      10. I’ve been looking at Shimano’s and daiwa’s line of spinning reels lately and I’ve noticed a few things that have confused me. 1 why did shimano upgrade the nexave then a year later they decided to upgrade the sienna they are the exact same reel just with different gear ratios the drag knob and handle are different and also the colours also the sienna has G free body which the nexave doesn’t have. 2 why did daiwa come out with a new Laguna and crossfire . To me daiwa have way to many reels in their line up but why did they bring out the new Laguna and crossfire why didn’t they just discontinue the Laguna and upgrade the crossfire they are both pretty similar reels with minor differences same goes with the revro’s and the aird both are very similar same also applys with the legalis and Exceler and so on am I only one who thinks they could save a bunch of money by just having fewer reels and putting the spare money into better features in their reels. What are you’re opinions on this am I the only one who notices .or do you think the way they do it now is good? To me the spinning reel line ups don’t make much sense especially daiwas one
      11. Just went out and bought a 300m spool of 10lb braid thinking it's only a low profile baitcaster 300m should be plenty. I was wrong I think it needs at least 100 - 150 meters more to fill the spool.
      12. I'm wanting to find the name for a 3 piece Jarvis Walker rod circa 1975 ish, It is solid black fibreglass rod and came in 3 sections. Once piece was a reversible handle with cork grips. The idea was the shortest glass section connected in one end to form a very short boat rod or the two glass pieces connected together and connected into the other end of the handle assembly. It needed the reversible handle to do this as it needed two different sizes for the glass pieces depending on how it was used. I don't have the rod with me right now but I think it was about 7-8ft in length maximum. Anyone know the model name of this rod? I've looked around but can't see it on the Internet anywhere. Is there a Jarvis Walker online fishing rod museum anywhere?
      13. Hi, I'm a novice angler, JayJAY.I bought the Pryml Raptor Spinning Combo from BCF. It is 7ft, 2-4kg. (reel 2000)I'd like to know the thickness of the line and the weight of the luer for this combo.I want to do light inland fishing, squid, bream, flathead, etc. on land lure fishing.Crankbate minnow zighead and so on.I'm a very beginner, so I don't know much. Please help me a lot.Thank you! Buy this!
      14. If anyone’s looking for a decent lure/general purpose graphite rod combo around $100 that’s actually decent and not a plastic reel with 2 bearings and a sloppy thick slow action graphite rod then check out the Shimano viper XFG rod with the the Shimano sienna FG went into BCF today picked up some more jig heads and plastics as I’ve got birthday gift card and I have some saved money from earlier in the year so I can afford my jig heads leaders plastics ETC anyway I’m pretty keen to get a graphite rod around 3-6kg I had look around and what suited my budget Of around $100 picked up the sonic pro rod wasn’t really a fan wasn’t to bad but their is better for the price had a look at a few other rods until I found the shimano viper XFG rods for the first time in my life I had found a rod that was good as a Aird X or something around that price range that came with a decent reel to . So sometime soon I will buying the 3-6kg model it’s something over 7 foot a 2 piece rod with a nice action that comes with a decent reel all for $110 only $10-20 more then a aird x rod and cheaper then buying a sonic pro and a sienna separately what more could you ask for .if anyone is looking for a general purpose rod with a decent reel that you can use soft plastics and bait for while on a budget check out the shimano Viper XFG combo or even if you just need a spare rod I don’t think you can beat it for the price all you need is a bcf club card and make sure it’s on sale price usually is. not atm but usually is .
      15. I’ve recently got a job at maccas starting work there in a matter of weeks just done the interview yesterday and got the news through emails today that I got the job . I’m keen to get a bigger reel for jewfish snapper Tuna and sharks I have a 6-9kg rod I tested on decent sized sharks up at the Whitsundays and it done the job I was using that with a cheap reel with cheap line and it was always the reel that would give or line/terminal end And sometimes I got spooled because I had only had like 100m of 20lb mono and 30m of 50lb mono on top I was wondering if a 5000 size Stradic would match up with a 6-9kg daiwa RZ the Stradic would be spooled with 300m of braid or Gliss around 30-40lb I’ve found out what match’s well for me with light setups 1000-2000 size reels for 1-4kg rods and 2500 size reels for 2-5kg but not so much for heavier setups so what do you think will it match well? and any other advice I would appreciate
      16. Is this a good brand and price? Cheers Katrina
      17. Was cruising around a tackle shop this morning and spotted an alvey baitcaster so I ask the owner to hand it over . Felt like a great little reel 8 bearings, 8kg drag , 7:1 gear ratio, reasonable line capacity and cheap to buy $269. I'm thinking I should go buy it and grab a new live fibre blade and tails to sit it on. It will be the first all Australian combo i've ever owned. Has anyone in here bought 1 and tried it out ? If so , are they a ballsey reel ?
      18. Hi all, Today I made the worst mistake possible and bought the wrong rod and line to go with my baitcaster. I bought an 8lb braid (0.13mm) and then I bought a baitcaster rod which has a cast weight of 10-30g and line from 6-12kg. I was talking to some of my mates and they said the rod I bought is suited for kingfish and other big species rather than small estuary fish such as bream, whiting and smaller flathead (bought the rod to target those species). I can't return it to a shop because of their no return POLICY. Don't know if I should keep the 8lb braid on, or just take it all off and replace it with a heavier line. I want to keep on using it to fish, but, can't think on what to do with it. Any suggestions on what to do. Cheers Azza_Fishing
      19. Looking to install some railblaza attachments and accessories in the boat. If anyone has installed them. How have you found them?
      20. I know this might sound like a little bit of a silly question but I have a shimano stradic FL 1000 that’s been through quite a lot past this 6 months but has held up excellent it’s smooth as the day I bought it and feels and looks the same I just need to put some oil in the bail arm to keep it functioning well I was wondering if daiwa reel oil is safe to use on the Stradic I know some reels don’t go well with certain oils
      21. On the last stop On my trip at Coffs Harbour I visited mo tackle and spent a hour looking at as much as I could and noticed the Symetre reels with a rod but they were green and slightly different but very similar I assumed mo tackle were the only ones that stocked these as the black Symetre were discontinued I’ve heard these reels were super good before they got discontinued I heard a few of them had manufacture issues and I think that’s why they got discontinued. Anyway today I went into my local bcf and seen this same combo with the green Symetre reel soon as I got home I looked up the Symetre combo and their $200 everywhere and their pretty new the reel features 3+1 bearings like the Sedona and has line propulsion management and G free body I tried looking everywhere for more info on this reel . But basically I’m pretty sure it’s a cross between the Sedona and sienna it’s basically the same as the old Symetre but it’s now green with a different drag knob and has a handle similar to the sienna FG with a Eva/rubber handle and XT7 body but unfortunately no hagane gear .so in essence Im pretty sure it’s a sedona FI and sienna FG hybrid it’s better then the sienna FG but not as good as the Sedona but pretty similar note you can only buy the combo not the reel which is weird . So yeah to All those people who really loved the Symetre is back just in a different colour and the rod isn’t to bad either but for $200 I would’t recommend it for $200 I would get a sedona FI even though I’m pretty sure there gonna bring out a new one in 2021 and a daiwa aird x 20 rod . They upgraded the aird x rod’s their not that much different to the older model. I’m glad their making decent gear more affordable now the gear available now is a lot better then a year or 2 ago
      22. Hi All Thought I would set up this topic so I can ask all my Newbie questions about tackle here. You guys are like my encyclopaedia of fishing. First questions are: 1. Is it stupid to put a lighter trace on a heavier line and leader? 2. I use the albright to tie my braid to my fluro leader. Is this still okay to tie mono line to fluro. 3. I understand Braid is considered better than mono (I tend to agree) - but under what circumstances is mono better than braid (if any)? 4. I use a clinch knot for all my other terminal tackle (3 and 1/2 turns). It has been strong and very rarely failed as far as I can tell. My braid has snapped more than my knot failing. Given that should I be using a different knot?
      23. Haven't been fishing for a while but deciding to get a new setup, just wondering if I am on the right track. Just fishing saltwater lake shore/jetty and looking at mainly bream but also keen on flathead, been playing around and quite like soft plastics Zman Grubz etc. Looking at going lighter this time as that seems better suited for Bream on plastics? Something like the Shimano Catana 7" Xtra Light 1-3kg rod and Shimano Sienna 1000 reel combo, will this be ok with heavier flathead also? The next jump is the Shimano Catana 2-4kg rod and Sienna 2500 reel combo Also looking at around 4lb braid and have some 6lbs fluorocarbon leader already (shoulder leader be heavier or lighter?) Is this light enough for bream but can handle flathead also on soft plastics?
      24. Today I was at a shopping centre/mall and found a small sports shop with a bit of everything from cricket to footie and skateboard gear I found a fishing section and spotted Some Gliss in 4kg and 6kg and a few other heavier Kg ratings I seen the price $12 for 150m and it also had a little sample piece I felt it and it felt very similar to X8 braids I’ve have heard of Gliss before and I remembered it having very mixed opinions anyway I bought because it was cheap and super thin and also because it was different/unique type of line i bought the 6kg/13lb line I will spool it on a Shimano sienna 2500FG when I buy a viper combo I have to wait for the combo to go on club price at bcf before I buy it though . Has anyone had any experience with this line? Also sorry for always posting stuff in the tackle section of the forum lmao I need to take a break from the that side of the forum for a bit to let other people post stuff more often lmao
      25. I pulled the old diawa out wondering if I should take it to someone to have it repaired or just throw it at the next jet ski that comes to close. It's caught some great fish . But it only lasted 2 years the spool goes up and down but the bail doesn't spin is this fixable or should I just bin it ? Was thinking it could be a good spare reel if the Stradic turns out to be a dudd. 20201017_064303.mp4