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      Found 136 results

      1. 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
      2. 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.
      3. 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
      4. 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
      5. I found this knot the other day. I love it so much. For an old fool like me I find it hard to tie braid to anything. This knot is sooooo easy and so fast. I can do it on windy days on light line no problem. Thanks me later haha.
      6. 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
      7. Hi all, I have just gotten a Saragosa 8000SW and am after a rod for it. I am leaning at more of a 'jigging rod' style to feel the bites better. The outfit will be used for bottom bashing for Cairns reef species and estuary live baiting. I only have reef fishing experience with rods under 6 feet but want a longer (6 foot 2 or 3) rod to fish the estuaries with. I just would like some advice on what length rod I should go for to use for reef fishing and estuary fishing. I know some people will think I am crazy for fishing a reef combo in the estuary but the jigging rods I am looking at bend really easily yet have a strong butt end and can really pull some serious fish up. Thanks everyone for your help and tight lines.
      8. 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
      9. Hi guys. My first post. Does anyone have any experience and views on the Ocean assassin deep drop rod. I previously bought a Penn Ally deep drop rod through mail order but when it arrived I discovered that the reel seat was too wide for the reel clamp posts on the reel I wanted to use with it. It's hard to get info on what No. butt it is and Penn customer service don't always answer queries. Your thoughts please.
      10. 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.
      11. 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?
      12. Hi all, Just bought a Shimano Baitrunner 12000d. It says it takes 500m of 0.35 diameter braid, which is apparently around 50lb breaking strain. Any opinions on whether this would be a good choice for general casting at Pelagics in the bay and a bit of snapper fishing (if I ever manage to find one, that is). I thought it may be a bit heavy but would welcome any recommendations. cheers Greg
      13. This popped up on my FB newsfeed today https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?smode=0&aid=16011&_ga=2.155173368.1526970417.1584400204-1294719126.1527242374 Lots of random items - tackle, lures, boat accessories etc. some good brands as well. I have bought cars at auction but never tried one of these general auctions. Could be a cheap way to get a tackle supply that will keep you going for years?
      14. Hi, I have been trying to find a good stickibaiting rod for kingfish, Australian salmon and other similar species in WA that is about 8ft so I can clear the big surf here. I have had a bit of a look at the shimano grappler rod series, mainly the Pe4 and Pe5 models. What rating do you guys think wold be best for what I am trying to catch? thanks in advance, Bamo
      15. 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.
      16. I recently been learning about spinning reels and how they work so i open up a few cheap crappy ebay reels to look at them and how the basics of a fishing reel worked once i got good i started working out and how and were everything goes and works . I opened up my cazna not to do anything but to purely just look at the guts and gears without touching them . I just seen the gears with a little bit of grease without enough grease . And this is bad because metal grinding with metal under load with chip the drive gear so i will picking up some penn reel grease and oil to fix this problem. And also the ball bearings had grease on then for some reason . So i will add a bit of oil on them when i get the penn grease and oil . Has anyone heard of this . I’ve haven’t used the reel and the only thing i have to done is a put a drop of oil on the 2 ends of the ball bearings before opening. Just by unscrewing the handle and putting a drop of some on the ball bearings. I don’t think that would influence that though because it was only a drop or to not enough to wash away the grease on all the gears which i would never do . The sienna was also like this when i opened it up . But luckily its just a simple fix with a bit of grease and oil the reel will be running in order to prevent gears and metal grinding corroding and breaking. Just thought i mind tell you guys just in case your cheaper shimano reels are not running as smooth this could be the problem
      17. I’ve literally spent over 2 hours binge watching a youtube channel called tackle advisors he has the best advice on tackle he is always non biased and is great with any fishing tackle . In fact after binge watching most of the stuff I retired my alberto knot to his version of the alberto knot as his version is similar to the normal alberto knot but its a bit better . And i also fixed one of my dads reels which was not smooth the anti reverse was broken and also the roller bearing was a bit stiff . I got to work i gave the anti reverse mechanism a wipe because it had oil on it somehow i then opened the guts of the reel . Removed all the old grease and guts and then with new grease. greased all the guts and put then back in . Also removed the grease on the ball bearings and added a bit of oil and put it back together and then put a drop of oil on the roller bearing . And gave it wipe with a rag with a bit windex on it to get rid of any oil or grease on the body of the reel and to also make it a bit shiner . After that the reel not only was fixed and working the reel was smoother then it was brand new which I don’t why . Maybe because the reel came with grease on the ball bearings instead of oil thats my guess .But anyway check him out his YouTube name is tackle advisors
      18. Hi all, Looking to buy a rod for trolling lures around 8-10 knots in Moreton Bay. I want something that is suitable for trolling for mackerel, tuna, wahoo etc. Any thoughts on strength of rod, line class, roller versus normal runners etc. And what size reel, and what line strength would you spool the reel with? Any favourite trolling lures as well. I like the rapala style in red and white myself. cheers Greg
      19. Hi all, Just letting everyone know there’s a fishing, camping and 4x4 expo on tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at the Redcliffe Showgrounds for those that weren’t aware. cheers Greg
      20. 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
      21. 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.
      22. has anyone used the daiwa legalis lt . I have a aird lt i love that reel but im looking for a another reel i will be looking to get one in the 2000 size which is the the same as my daiwa aird lt . Mainly looking to use the reel for dusky flathead . I’ve seen reviews of the reel and its mostly positive but i want to see what you guys think to.
      23. Hi all, Anyone know of a good rod repairer who’s not too expensive in Brisbane, preferably Northside? Greg
      24. Hey all. Been a big year for me with Better Tackle and trying to get more mobile. Struggling a bit with the back today even though i need to make more stock instead I thought I would show off a little bit about the quality I am doing and the reasoning behind my designs.
      25. 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