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      1. Ok a new concept for the Tackle section... We all love product reviews as they offer an incite into the new toys we may be able to play with in the near future... However product reviews in any off the shelf magazines are not much better than advertorials. Many magazines will not actually publish reviews unless they are specifically for the product of a paying customer. I 100% completely understand the reasoning for this, however it does lead to a relatively skewed view of what the product offers, and what other products are on offer! In short, I would like this sticky thread to consist of "real" anglers, first hand experience trying new products. This his will hopefully give members a true incite into what new products are out there, where they can get them for the best price and what they should expect... Sponsored/Afililated Anglers: In an effort to keep it real sponsored afilliated anglers are discouraged from reviewing their own goods but may review whatever else. For example, I will never review a Nordic Stage rod, but may review an Eco Gear lure or whatever. I thought a simple table would assist as a cut and paste but feel free to add more as some products will require different fields (rods over lures for example). The details I have given below are more for lures. Also, members feel free to counter review, offer cheaper options for purchase etc as this information may be critical in someones purchase. Product: Type: Plastic/Hardbody/Chrome/Spinnerbait etc. Colour Range: Limited/Medium/Expensive Preferred Colour Thus Far: Price: Quality: Action: Experience: A brief account. Pictures: Optional... Look forward to seeing some usage! Angus
      2. I have a problem with my Shimano Sahara 4000. Regardless of what type / size line I spool up with, I always end up with an unusual line lay as per the following picture. As you can see, the line is sitting in an "hourglass" shape. I know that adding or taking washers from underneath the spool can effect line lay, and have tried this, but all I seem to acheive is moving the hourglass to differnt spots on the spool. Anyone else had this problem before or got any idea how to fix it? Thanks Rocket
      3. Hey guys, I am starting to get into comps and I am putting a few bream rigs together. Just been cruising ebay and stumbled upon these. /> Just wondering if anyone has any experience with these……they sound ok but I can't find any reviews and I have never heard of them. Cheers, Bill
      4. Announced 1 hour ago... Alvey Reels will continue with manufacturing based in Australia. TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS AND LOYAL ANGLERS “It’s not just a reel, it’s an Alvey!” For almost 100 years iconic fishing brand, Alvey Reels, have stood side by side with Aussie anglers, priding themselves on a reputation built firmly on quality, innovation and unique design. Many of their much-loved reels have earned their right as prized possessions, passionately passed from one generation of fishing fanatic to the next. Despite its' unsurpassed status, the ever changing face of the modern retail and economic environment saw Alvey Reels face severe financial hardship. With slow sales, increased charges and rising manufacturing costs the favoured family-owned company was pushed almost to the point of bail-out in July 2017. “A passion for quality and innovation by design” Thankfully Alvey Reels' lines run deep into the Australian angling community and along with an unprecedented and overwhelming display of public and retail support Alvey Reels are proud to announce their commitment to once again lure and maintain a shark-size chunk of the Australian and Global fishing retail market. Casting a watchful eye over the Alvey legacy, we welcome Con Athans who will join forces with descendants of the founding family, Bruce and Glenn Alvey, in a partnership that will drive the brand to a sustainable future. “To deliver the Alvey experience to the marine leisure sector” Hooked on fishing? Well so are we! Alvey are thrilled to be able to continue to delight and inspire anglers from all over the world, offering state of the art products for Surf, Estuary, Rock, and Ocean fishing. We are dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience in quality and performance by streamlining our integral manufacturing and sales support teams. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Alvey family in a partnership devoted to the sport we love to devour. For further information please Contact Bruce Alvey. Bus Hrs 07 3271 2844
      5. Afternoon fellow AFOers, I have a question regarding the three brands of rods mentioned in the title of this thread, LOX, G.Loomis and Nitro. After becoming hooked over the last few years on throwing small SPs for bream, I've come to the conclusion that I may soon be in the market for an Ultra Light bream spin/flick stick. My Daiwa Luvias 1-3Kg is a great rod, but it has become more of an all-rounder, so to speak, teamed up with my RCS 2506 Caldia, it goes everywhere and pretty much does everything (within reason ) I know a few of the guys on the forum use these rods for the purpose of chasing bream, and I'm chasing a bit of general feedback on the three. I haven't mentioned any specific models, I'm leaving it open to discussion within this thread. It will be teamed up with a 1000/1003 sized spin reel, brand and model are unknown for the moment and will have 1-3Kg braid (and possibly flurocarbon) running through the guides. To make it clearer also, this rod will see work from both my 3.4 Mtr Stessl and the shore around the Gold Coast Broadwater/River systems. Any feedback would be a great help, thanks for taking the time to read this. Mr FeLiX
      6. Does anyone have any experience of Mojiko rods and reels? (my local anaconda is full of them!!) The rods feel nice, but at the same price as a Dropshot, it's hard to choose 'Mojiko'! The reels are currently on special (40% off), and I very nearly bought one of the blue 4000 size models. The blue puts me off a little, but at around $42 after the discount, this seems a very reasonable price for a 10 bearing reel! Any experience with this brand would be appreciated.
      7. Hi all, So... as the title says... what I've bought is what this is all about. I love the excitement of buying stuff and just love to share my joy with the missus... but she's getting a little sick of it So... this can be like an AA meeting... please feel free to join in. Hopefully we can keep this running and we can all ogle and ooh and ahh at everyone's purchases I'll start. Hi my name is Henry... and I've just bought a Lox (liquid Oxygen) Yoshi 2 piece, 1-3kg rod. Received today at work This is ontop of the Stella1000, spotters sunnies, box of hardbodies, pack of plastics and stradic 1000 in the last month.
      8. Hey Guys, Just a quick one. I have a Shimano Symetre 2500FJ I have tried chasing down a spare spool with not much luck one place said i could order it in but it was around $100 at that money I would rather have another whole reel! I have seen spare spools on ebay but for shimano's other reels like the Sahara 2500FB would they fit onto the Symetre? Im guessing probably not but hey its worth asking the question Cheers, Dan
      9. Guy at the Barra night at Logan River marine showed how to make twisted leaders with a reversing electric drill. I think his name was Matt Fraser but not certain. He was kind enough to give out a few of his jigs and I scored one. They are simple to make using a hole saw, a bit of dowell and some cup hooks. Afraid post will be a bit long as I have stuffed up my photobucket. [img size=500]
      10. Hi from The Netherlands! I will be traveling from Sydney to Cairns in July and August this year. We are planning to go by van along the coast to the north. I am known with most angling techniques, freshwater mainly and some saltwater from the beach. I was hoping you guys could help me in the right direction on angling at the east-coast. I was thinking about the gear, bait, locations and of course the possible permits I might need. Some extra tips or hints are also very welcome of course! Thanks in advance! Dutch-angler
      11. Hey all. So the not-so-new-anymore Berkeley Nanofil line has been around for a while now. Time for a review. What do you all think of its performance? I've had a spool of 8lb nanofil which I use in combo with 6 lb/4 lb/2 lb leader and at the moment I would not recommend anyone to use this line to tie their partner to the bedpost. Not that I've tried it or anything, but simply because I think the line will break by the knot and your partner would be free = No fun. Every time I get snagged or if the line goes under some decent tension, the nanofil snaps near the leader knot. I'm sure this can be solved with a better leader knot. I use a double uni. Is anyone else having a similar problemm and what type of knots are you using? Other than that, this line casts a dime and I haven't had any spooling problems at all. Ahmedy
      12. Hi, I was talking to Sam from PNG trip and he told me he targets Bull Sharks in and around Vic Point and it got me thinking. Many of my friends from Melbourn catch and eat sharks and say they love them to eat. They are a large fish to catch, seem to be plentiful and if they eat well whats not to like? I was wondering; Why don't we eat more sharks? Where is the best place to catch them (we don't get many at Green Island)? What is the best bait? What works well as a rig and what line class? What sharks taste the best? I have had some gummy sharks that we got at Amity. One was delicious but the next one was really strongly metallic flavoured? Also are little ones better to eat? Male v Female? I will have a look at the restrictions on size and species before I go but am really keen to do this. Thanks Robbie
      13. Hi All, On the weekend, my sharpshooter snapped off just above the top half join while casting. Wasn't too happy about it obviously. Been very happy with the rod so was hoping someone could direct me towards who I can talk to about getting a top half replacement for this rod? Thanks, Peter
      14. i purchased from aldi a 'shimano rod and reel combo' firstly asking about the reliability of the reel and what strength line comes spooled onto the reel. the line is a light green colour. also would you recommend this kind of rod for regular use.
      15. Hi guys, after some knowledgable advice from those that are in the know. In 4 weeks off to Kiribati Island - lots of GT fishing. Have never popped (and some stickbaiting) for GT's before and need to get set up. Considering Shimano Stella 14,000 with PE80 teamed up with Ocea Offshore 792 stick-bait GT. Looking at14,000 as will give me more flexibility when I return to Sydney (kingfish) rather than something that sits I he cupboard until the next big trip. what are the issues with what I am considering and any other options you would consider? Appreciate any advice or help you can give. crispy
      16. I've always fished over reefs using a couple of good rods with alvey reels. I have been thinking of trying some different styles of fishing, trolling etc, but I'm looking for (if possible) an outfit that I can use for some light trolling, bottom bashing and maybe the occasional jigging. I am aware that they are all different styles, but as a beginner of these styles I would like one outfit to cover all to start and then if I like fishing like this I can purchase equipment to suit. It might be a big ask to cover all these types of fishing, but I would like some ideas on rod and reel combinations. I have been looking at tld's and penn's. I normally fish in waters from 20m to upwards of 80m
      17. Hi Guys, Saw this deal at BCF and just wanted some feedback regarding the Shimano Sonic Pro graphite spin rod and Sienna 2500FE spin reel. I'm catching bream in the Pine River and have a birthday coming up so would love to hear if this gear would suit plus comments regarding this rod and reel. The pack is $99 and includes a set of Kato species specific lures. Thanks. Lex
      18. Loving this custom built BC rod (on a Nordic Stage Cheater blank). Now a reel for it... suggestions? Interesting features include the hand carved wooden grip and spiral wrap guides. Cheers Justin Dez ( @sunnydays) from J-Dez cutoms for the build. The spiral wrap guides is pretty wacky looking at first but the science backs it up. In fact I have heard we can expect off the shelf "Edge" BC rods (designed by Garry Loomis) to feature this guide system soon.
      19. Hi, first time on here. I'm in the market for new fishing reels and need some support as the more I read reviews the more I get confused on choice. I feel that a lot of the reviews are paid members supporting the brand's. So I hoping in this forum I will achieve the result I want, so here goes. I fish in rivers and I fish off a boat in say maximum 12Mt deep in the bay from geelong Victoria. I am looking for one reel as an allrounder. I have had my eye on the new Daiwa aired 4000 and the penn spinfisher v 4500. Understand there is a weight difference but I don't mind. There are good features in both. I like the feel in both but am looking for the product that will last the longest with minimum fuss. I hear the daiwa does not like salt water at all...Has anyone experienced either of the two? I must say I have had two penn spinning reels I purchased from kmart 10 years ago and are still as good as the day I got them. Now the question which of the two new reels will match that....?
      20. Has anyone got a Saltiga 76 Game they want to sell? Really like the one I bought off Damo and one of my sons is looking for one.
      21. Hello, I'm hoping I can get some recommendations from you all - I've done some fishing here and there as a youngest and have some old broken fishing gear in the shed which is in need of updating - I'd like to be able to do general fishing when away camping whether it be river or ocean being able to put the gear in the back of the fourbie.. But everything seems a bit overwhelming to be honest. Have been looking at the following rods: N.S Black Hole Hurricane Bass 6'6" 2 piece spin rod 2-8lbs N.S Black Hole Hurricane Bass Micro 6'7" 2 piece spin rod 4-8lbs Paired up with these reels: Penn Conflict 2500 Abu Garcia Orra 2 SX 20 Daiwa Saltist Nero 4000 I'm just not sure if i'm totally off the mark or looking in the right place.. Should I open up the choices and look at bait casting reels? Any advice? I know these posts are always coming along and i'm sorry if this is like watching paint dry.. Bish
      22. I must have too many rods and reels!! …., dumber than dumb idea…. I`ve just discovered? a shimano raider 1 piece, 2-4 kg 7’ 2” finesse bream rod with a reel on it. I had not seen this rod and reel for about 2 +years and had assumed that I must have given them to one of my kids when they had been down home on holidays at one time. This combo has been cunningly hiding from me, between one of my fishing/tackle cupboards and the corner meeting place of 2 walls. It`s been leaning/resting almost vertically onto/into the corner of the walls. The rod now has an ever so slight bend starting about 15-16cm from the tip of the rod, in line with the spine of the rod ( the bend facing the side the reel sits on) Ok, my request is for someone`s actual knowledge, has this compromised the integrity of the graphite blank, at this 15-16 cm point on the rod. Do I still have a 7’ 2” rod or will I be turning it into a 6’ 8’’ and less than finesse, rod for the grandkids.
      23. I'm new to this forum and am looking for some advice on setting up a new rod. This is the first rod Ive bought (rather than inheriting/acquiring) so I'm looking at "good" gear within a budget if there is such a place! I bought a 7ft Shakespeare Ugly Stik Platinum 6-10kg rated rod and am looking at reels. I had in mind the Pflueger President -there's a nice looking limited edition out at the moment which would match my rod. ( I am unsure of the size I would need, looking at the 25, 30 or 35. I've always used mono line around 9 or 10lbs so I will probably look at putting heavier line or braid and use a leader (which Ive never done before either). The rod was a split second decision and Ive never had problems with other Ugly Stiks Ive used. And I only chose Pflueger based on reviews and Ive used a Purist reel of similar size and it felt great. Other than that I've got no idea! It will only be used for rivers, lakes and dams and possibly a bit of off shore if I find myself near the coast. mostly lures and bait cos ive not ventured into plastics yet! What are some other opinions or gear you use for a similar use. Thanks Andrew
      24. Happy to announce a new stockist on the South Side of Brisbane. Some of you may know Ivan the owner from his previous business Ikan Fish. Ivan's new store is a massive expansion on this original venture and the racks are now stocked with a healthy range of Nordic Stage rods. You can find the store here: 2/48 Moss St, Slacks Creek QLD. One thing that shands out is the huge range of micro jigs which is pretty cool as a lot of guys have been using some of the new Nordic Stage ranges very successfully with micro jigs so it is a nice pairing. So check them out of you are local or on the way down the coast. Ivan is good for a chat and does not mind doing a good deal when a few things are purchased (my new IMA lures and micro jigs are a testimony to this )