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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. Selling a couple rods surplus to my needs. G Loomis GL2 - $150 1 piece rod CR724 / 6” Heavy Fast Action 12 - 20 lb 1/4 - 1 ounce lures Excellent condition, guides are perfect and; Nordic Stage Gunslinger - $100 2 piece rod 3 - 6lb line 2.5 - 8 gram lures 6” long Brand new never used Pick up Wooloowin 4030
      4. 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
      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. Anyone out there have this problem.?i use pflueger stuff quite a bit,but 6yrs ago approxi bought a trion rod from bcf...sbapped on a 1lb trout..sobibthought damn..yep rods do snap occasionally..maybe it was my fault.but i looked at th rod with a magnifying glass.couldnt find any glaws with it..took itcas just bad luck.yrsterday i used my trion rid thatci boight about three yrs ago....snapped on a 6lb fish.both from bcf.Asked around.and i was told th delivery is rough they manhandle th rods too slap happy and place in th racks.anyone hav thus problem?i.m careful with my tackle.i treat it like gold..i.m never buying pflueger stuff again weak.i hsve video proof of it snspping
      8. 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.
      9. 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
      10. Hi everyone just wondering what the advantage of having a longer rod is for bait casting. You see rods like 7 foot. I always thought that smaller rods would be easier to use cause you can cast them anywhere. My only thought is they would use them for distance
      11. Hi all, is anyone willing to introduce me to Moreton Bay fishing spots? Ive just bought my first boat and would like some advice to get going, fishing and crabbing around the bay. Im based in Wynnum and have bought a cruise craft now rider.
      12. 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]
      13. As always a great read. Makes me wish i was younger,fitter and richer. Do not forget to click on the emag. What is new at Fish Head? The Tight Line Vol 8 Some of you may have noticed that the Tight Line E Mag hasn’t been around lately. We have resolved some software issues and it is all up and running again. Check out the new issue with stories about the infamous red bass, mighty PNG black bass, Northern NSW Murray Cod and for good measure, a pictorial from the Montebellos in WA. Click Here to view New gear at Fish Head An avalanche of new stock has arrived at Fish Head this month, headed by a giant shipment from FCL Labo! We have a bunch of new lures and new colours on old lures as well as some new jig, barra and swimbait casting Zenaq Rods are just about to arrive including the new Tobizo bluewater casting rods, Defi Muthos rock fishing rods and more of their fantastic Glanz Swimbait rods. We have also had Chug Norris poppers arrive from Nomad and next week another shipment of ASWB and Reefsedge lures are due to hit the store. The latest lure from FCL is the EbiSC 220. If you are not familiar with the myriad of FCL models, the Ebipop is a long blooping popper lure and one of the originals in the FCL range. SC stand for ‘shore cast’, meaning that these models are slightly narrower in the cup and more tail weighted than the larger heavy duty GT models. This new 220mm 100g version is the largest of the SC range and was built at our request for a long casting popper to suit kingfish, mackerel, tuna, big reef critters and naturally the odd GT too. The EbiSC 220 cast really easily, chugs, bloops and chops very nicely. The fast chugging retrieve is perfect for kings and mackerel in SE QLD and balances well with PE4-6 tackle. The SPP 140 lure has been a staple of our FCL range for a long time. We now have the SPP 140 slim in stock! This model has all of the action of the original, but has a more aggressive swimming action, swims a little deeper and has better hook exposure due to the slimmer design. This is perfect for GT and other large pelagics like big tuna, mackerel, wahoo and more! Many anglers are using the larger models of FCL lures, but we are also stocking some of the small FCL designs as well. The MOP50 and 2KR55 are a popper and fizzer designed for bass, bream, sooties, jacks and jungle perch. They have the same heavy duty resin construction as the larger lures, so the durability is top notch! Tight Lines, The Fish Head Team Call or Email us!! Phone: +617 5596 3444 Email: The Ebipop SC 220 is the perfect mid size popper choice for PE #5-6 when targeting Trevally, Kingfish, Coral Trout, Red Bass, Mackerel and Tuna. Buy Now The chiseled face on the CSP S220F helps the lure dig in and swim with a irresistible action. Long slow sweeps, fast twitches and rips all work great. It can also generate a skittering action when worked fast on the surface. Even on a straight retrieve the CSP will wobble seductively side to side enticing Kingfish and GT's to take a bite Buy Now The CSP55SP-F is easy to work across the surface with a walk the dog action but really comes alive when you twitch it under the surface with an erratic action. The flat sides generate plenty of flash from the excellent paint/foil design calling in fish from a distance. Buy Now The FCL TG 163 is a highly effective casting minnow designed to be cranked just under the surface. The TG Minnow is a great casting lure and is is very sucessful in all conditions as it swims just under the chop in turbulent water and will not spook fish on calm days. Buy Now Cheers Ray
      14. 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
      15. 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
      16. 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
      17. 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
      18. 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.
      19. 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
      20. 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
      21. 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
      22. 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.
      23. 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....?
      24. 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.