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by Rod B
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Falling off bait while casting OTG
Replies: 1
Views: 1971

Re: Falling off bait while casting OTG

Use Shirring Elastic, obtainable from Spotlight and similar haberdashery stores. Use about 40cm, tie one end to the line above the hook. Wind/bind round your bait while slightly stretching. Works well with Pillies and cut baits.
Rod.
by Rod B
Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Slim surf rod
Replies: 4
Views: 3076

I have earlier this year bought a 'Diawa Supercast Bass' 11'6" rated 2-4oz. Got this from spottydogtackle. http://www.spottydogtackle.com/ Team Daiwa Supercast Bass STS 115 £105.99 Team Daiwa Supercast Bass STS 115. With a highly powerful butt section and blended glass tip the new Supercast Bass spe...
by Rod B
Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Have anyone Use Abu 6500 CT mag for fishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 2888

I fish with several 6500c4's that I have modified to incorporate variable magnetic braking, knobby style. I use a CT style with 5.3-1 gears for beach fishing using bait and a CS reel with 6.3-1 gears for throwing lures. I found lures and a ct reel don't really go together, for me at least. I use 0.3...
by Rod B
Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Where Is good surf Casting spot in Brisbane?
Replies: 3
Views: 3402

Re: Where Is good surf Casting spot in Brisbane?

[quote="shinheeyi"]hello I live in Brisbane (Scarborough) and want to know some good surf casting spot around Scarborough or Redcliff area. IS there any Tairos around this season? Also I would like to know if its possible to chase mulloway in Brisbane If it is possible could you tell me which beach ...
by Rod B
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: kilwell pendulum 1
Replies: 7
Views: 2947

Hi, if you look at the specs list in another post you will see the 'Pendulum 1' is not listed as such by Kilwell I think you will find the 'Pendulum 1' name has been applied by us users to identify the blank, not the manufacturer. I think our illustrious moderator also refers to it as the 'BFS', (bu...
by Rod B
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Kilwell blank spec's
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Kilwell blank spec's

There is a cropped copy of an old list from Kilwells site at this link.

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rodbolto ... 2003-4.htm

Rod.
by Rod B
Wed May 24, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Breakout/wire grip sinkers - tangles?
Replies: 4
Views: 3599

I have been useing them for a few years now with no major problems. Generally the hook snood is not long enough for the hooks to touch the sinker if the line is 'tight' from the sinker to the rod tip. When using non clipped down rigs the snoods are short, 15cm or so, but again high enough up the rig...
by Rod B
Sun May 14, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Clipdown rigs on the cheap
Replies: 5
Views: 5061

Further to my earlier post and prompted by Kens question here's an update on the method I am using to clipdown rigs. I was having trouble keeping a bigger bait/hook clipped while casting using Breakaway impact shields. This is where my project has evolved to at present. The pics with the blue golf t...
by Rod B
Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: bridal rig help
Replies: 2
Views: 1845

Check out this link, it might prove more use than a bridAl rig. The train might get caught up :lol: http://www.thaifishingguide.com/fishtechequip/techniques/saltwatertechniques/bridle_rigging.html If you want to spend a few $'s the rig is described in 'Geoff Wilson's Complete book of Fishing Knots &...
by Rod B
Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: elec real ''custom''
Replies: 3
Views: 1585

Hi, do a google search using "electric fishing reels".
You will get more info than you can poke a stick at.
Rod.
by Rod B
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: fishing line
Replies: 4
Views: 3765

I bought 2 s/h 6000 size reels at Cashies a while back. Each came with the previous owners last lot of tangled braid still on the spool :oops:

I only use mono on overheads.
Rod.
by Rod B
Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: S/S Wire
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Here's a couple of images of the wire I use. The 'Leowire' is the dental wire, very higrade and very springy. This roll cost me appx $32. It only takes 5-6cm to make a snap so the per item cost is not so bad. The other is regular fishing single strand leader wire. I got the dental wire from a dental...
by Rod B
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: how to post photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Photoshop does the business!
Rod.
by Rod B
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Rod Rests
Replies: 16
Views: 11077

Like John says you guys are not getting the picture. Using the Paul Kerry style rod holder when you go to set the hooks, all that is needed is to grasp the rod and walk backwards. Using any of the pipe style holders means you have to lift the rod first before being able to set the hooks. The degree ...
by Rod B
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: how to post photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Or you cou;d just log on to,

http://imageshack.us/

Rod.
by Rod B
Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Rod Rests
Replies: 16
Views: 11077

This is a rod rest made using the ideas in the Paul Kerry book. Overall length is 1.2mtr's. The black mark at the pointy end is to give an idea of how far into the sand it is pushed (30cm) that way I can be more certain that it won't fall over. The 'bright' bits are reflective tape that make it easy...
by Rod B
Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Breakaway Cannon
Replies: 2
Views: 4850

Seeing as John has broached the subject here is a pic of one of my Alvey's that I have fitted a Cannon to. (Someone told me it could not be done :lol: ) http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7384/alveycanon4wz.jpg Well it can, and it works. The reel can be also used as originally intended with no problem...
by Rod B
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: S/S Wire
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Bin there done that. I roll my own lead links and any others that are practical. I use mig wire for the lead links and a spring, stainless steel wire I got from a dental supplies for snaps and the like. Its a really hi-grade wire, probably too good for fishing but S/S wire in small amounts in useabl...
by Rod B
Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Cato versus Harry
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

I found the same. Maybe he's taken his rod and reel and gone to play somewere esle. :lol:
Rod.
by Rod B
Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Sinkers for the surf
Replies: 14
Views: 24435

Just a pair of big Wellies :lol: :lol: :lol:
Rod
by Rod B
Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Sinkers for the surf
Replies: 14
Views: 24435

This is a bait launcher I saw on a US, probably Texas, fishing board. This one uses compressed air and plastic tubing. there was a bit of video of it in action and the results did not seem worth the cost. The rod was clipped into the holders above the main tube. http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/69...
by Rod B
Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Sinkers for the surf
Replies: 14
Views: 24435

Bob, if you check out an earlier post of mine re sinker moulds you will see a pic of a mould I bought from the UK and a couple of links. My brother is coming out in a few days and is bringing me a Ron Thompson 4in1 beach bomb mould. I have not found a local source for a grip sinker mould yet. Put sh...
by Rod B
Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Unidirectional snap links
Replies: 3
Views: 3150

Hi Roy, I roll my own for these sorts of things. Here's a pic of what one looks like (this image is from a book). http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/571/unidirectionalslidingclip19mm.jpg The swivel goes towards the sinker and the running line goes through the coil part. The theory is that when the s...
by Rod B
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Sinkers for the surf
Replies: 14
Views: 24435

Anything brass is iffy for power casting, mix in using it for fishing and the saltwater will cause the brass swivel to corrode internally with time. Stainless steel connections are the go. Either a short loop or a long tail wire, with a stainless steel clip link on the end of the leader to make chan...
by Rod B
Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Baiting hooks
Replies: 5
Views: 4051

Re: Baiting hooks

* [quote="kenmare"]How do you choose the best size hook to pin your bait? Do you first decide the size of the bait you want to use according to the size of fish you want to catch, and then decide on hook size? Big bait, big fish? * I, personally use a 4/0 for most fish in the surf unless Dart is the...