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by hynek001
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: PERSONAL fishing & boating gear for sale.
Topic: Wanted - Penn International II 12T
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Wanted - Penn International II 12T

Wanted - Penn International II 12T in as new condition.
by hynek001
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: PERSONAL fishing & boating gear for sale.
Topic: Wanted Daiwa Liberto Pixy 631MLRB-04 & 661MLFB-04 rods
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Wanted Daiwa Liberto Pixy 631MLRB-04 & 661MLFB-04 rods

Just a quick public acknowledgement for adamb who supplied a third hand 661MLFB-04 to me. The rod is in exceptionally fine condition, as promised. Thank you adamb. Also, I thought that some may be interested to know of a proxy bidding service for Japanese auction sites. I used the proxy service to o...
by hynek001
Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: The sport of fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2737

Re: The sport of fishing

Dear Tagged, the 1985 book does not show dolphin. They are not included in its list of recognised game fish. Dear Stuart, I would like to focus on your comments, in pertinent part, "The odd times I have caught Barra the fact that they were located on sunken timbers in shallow water meant that drags ...
by hynek001
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: The sport of fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2737

Re: The sport of fishing

Fishing is a form of hunting. Should we compare sports between human beings, such as in a 100 metre sprint, with hunting where there is a quarry that may well result in the death of the hunted and maybe even the death of the hunter ? Some forms of hunting may be sport, especially when they are condu...
by hynek001
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: The sport of fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2737

Re: The sport of fishing

Dear Mick, Is it common for Barramundi to die during a fight on light line or even after a fight on light line ? I have seen large marlin die during a fight on heavy line because they became tail wrapped. I have seen large yellowfin tuna pass-out during a fight on heavy line after making a high spee...
by hynek001
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: The sport of fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2737

Re: The sport of fishing

Dear Steve, very good post. Thank you. Peter.
by hynek001
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: The sport of fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2737

Re: The sport of fishing

Dear Steven, thanks for the post and your sharing your thoughts. Watching the TV program made me want to go Barra fishing in those same waters but I am in Melbourne at the moment. I guess there are 2 matters that interested me. The first matter resulted from a recent trip to visit relatives who live...
by hynek001
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Question about sea lice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1752

Re: Question about sea lice?

Sea lice in Port Phillip Bay come with the territory. Assume that your bait will last 10 minutes before being mauled, so change to a new fresh bait every 10 minutes. As long as you have a fresh bait in the water you have a chance with the fish which do not seem to be affected by lots of sea lice han...
by hynek001
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: A bit of info on flyreels
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: A bit of info on flyreels

As a rough guide, yellowfin tune 30 mph, marlin 40 mph, broadbill 50 mph.
by hynek001
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: PERSONAL fishing & boating gear for sale.
Topic: Wanted Daiwa Liberto Pixy 631MLRB-04 & 661MLFB-04 rods
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Wanted Daiwa Liberto Pixy 631MLRB-04 & 661MLFB-04 rods

Both rods are now sourced and purchases in progress.
The thread is ended happily.
Peter.
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: The sport of fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2737

Re: The sport of fishing

Dear chick_magnet_001, the questions do have a point, but they are more questions than points. Sometimes we fish for meat. Sometimes we fish for company. Sometimes we fish for solitude or even to enjoy the great outdoors. We may be fishing but that does not mean we are sport fishing. The notion of s...
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: The sport of fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2737

Re: The sport of fishing

While watching the professional Barramundi Sportfishing TV program, I did not observe very much sport during the fishing. 1. Is line class important to the sport of fishing ? In other words, does the fish weigh at least the same as the pre-tested breaking strain of the fishing line. If not, there is...
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Beginner needs advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2696

Re: Beginner needs advice

Dear tgmartin, I have fished Merimbula extensively over the years. When we wanted to have fun with light lines we would stop at the Eden Fishing Co-operative and purchase tuna carcases; put them on ice; anchor on the edge of a channel in Meribula a couple of hundred metres on the ocean side of the b...
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Why do we use Braided line 99% of the time?
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Why do we use Braided line 99% of the time?

I tried braided lines and have switched back to monofilament and fluorocarbons. On heavy tackle the benefits that I was seeking from braided lines was 1) being able to reduce water drag when there was 400 metres plus of line out on big game fish; 2) being able to reduce water drag when cubing for ye...
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Twisted leaders
Replies: 9
Views: 3772

Re: Twisted leaders

Slight correction. Pass the tag end through the loops from left hand side to the right hand side. This knot also is described in Geoff Wilson's Complete Book Of Fishing Knots And Rigs, International Edition, as the Centauri Knot. See http://www.thaifishingguide.com/fishtechequip/techniques/knots/cen...
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Braid wind knots...
Replies: 10
Views: 6438

Re: Braid wind knots...

With an eggbeater, when winding, each rotation adds a twist to the line. When a winding while a fish is taking line (which can happen often when playing a fish), each rotation adds twist to the line. With enough twists, any slack line will easily curl up and create knots all by itself. It helps to w...
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Carbon Fibre or Graphite
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Carbon Fibre or Graphite

Yep, I thought they are the same. Graphite powder is used to make the carbon fibres.
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Twisted leaders
Replies: 9
Views: 3772

Re: Twisted leaders

Alistair described a knot that I think is the same as I have used for decades. It was shown to me on a big game charter by a deckie. He called it his "Cairns quickie" and he said it would work from 2 lb right up to very heavy monofilament leaders. I have tested it using scales and it is one of the f...
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Weird Rods.
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Weird Rods.

Good suggestion to speak with tackle shops.

Also, visit local with your reels and they should allow you to get the feel of them with reel mounted and line passing through the runners so you can get a really good feel for different rods.
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: SNAPPER PPB
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Re: SNAPPER PPB

Join the Albert Park Angling Club. During the breeding season their members consistently catch large snapper within rowing distance of the club house. Fish at anchor; 12 lb line or less; whole WA pilchard bait on a single sharp hook; perhaps a small running ball sinker that runs straight to the hook...
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: How to Catch a Murray Cod
Replies: 10
Views: 5549

Re: How to Catch a Murray Cod

Fish with a local who has caught many Murray Cod in the area. They will know where and when to fish. Which holes and sand banks are empty and which are productive. They will teach you how to recognize when a bait is being sucked-in and when to strike.
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: After fishing, what else do you like?
Replies: 31
Views: 4049

Re: After fishing, what else do you like?

Play guitar.
Listen to music.
Watch test cicket.
Watch the AFL Saints.
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: What am I doing wrong ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: What am I doing wrong ?

First I would check that my hooks were sharpened before the first cast and after every strike. Second I would check the amount of stretch in the 2 lines. With monofilament, fluorocarbon, dacron and braided lines there can be a significant difference in stretch between manufacturers and between line ...
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: fishing line
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: fishing line

I have used ANDE tournament monofilament fishing line in line classes from 4lb to 50 lb for more than 30 years and its quality is top shelf.
by hynek001
Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: The sport of fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 2737

The sport of fishing

While TV channel surfing on the weekend my youngest son came upon a channel that was broadcasting an Australian professional fishing tournament held in a Queensland fishery targeting Barramundi. The objective being to have the largest cumulative length of up to 5 fish brought to the boat. Artificial...