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by Roo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Queensland Lures
Topic: Lively Lures
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Re: Lively Lures

Hi Tagged, I should knock those barbs off, I did the same on another lure because it was a discontinued line (Heddons Tiny Tad) and it paid dividends last time i used it...took a few minutes but she popped up eventually. both times it was my knot tying that had let me down. the 4lb braid was slippin...
by Roo
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Queensland Lures
Topic: Lively Lures
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Re: Lively Lures

I've recently had a good run on some bass with a small Lively Lure called the "Hypa Active". the polyurethane construction and small 45mm size meant it isn't the worlds best casting lure, tends to tumble a bit. The wild river bass don't seem to mind, but I suppose they often will smack anything in r...
by Roo
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: What sort of car for towing?
Replies: 53
Views: 9930

Re: What sort of car for towing?

roo i would be in the same boat as you if i did not need a 4x4 i would get a ss ute so keep us informed on how it goes i would be interested in knowing. Just back from the first tow trip with the Manual 6.0L SS ute. loaded the tub full(couldn't fit any more in if we tried) with camping and fishing ...
by Roo
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: What sort of car for towing?
Replies: 53
Views: 9930

Re: What sort of car for towing?

SS V 6.0 litre 6 speed auto Ute. Put it in sport mode, stick it in drive and hit the go pedal. That Patrol that's getting 12l/100k's towing a van. You must be the bloke I get stuck behind on the Bruce Highway every time I go to Awoonga. :roll: Here too Basser! Minus the "V" and I'll be doing the ge...
by Roo
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: Humminbrid GPS help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Humminbrid GPS help needed

T_Man, I've had the same problem. Have a look at the GPS Diagnostic screen and see if the unit is locked onto all satelites or just the ones in the northern sector, and only monitoring the southern sector. If so, try disconnecting the GPS while the unit is turned on. Leave for about a minute then r...
by Roo
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: ERSKIN DRAG WASHERS
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: ERSKIN DRAG WASHERS

The lightest smear worked into them with no visible excess gives very smooth start up and a good top end drag.
by Roo
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Fluorocarbon for Baitcast bassing
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: Fluorocarbon for Baitcast bassing

Cheers Chris. Good to get it from the horses mouth.....or the rider as it may be :roll: . I'll keep all these tips in mind when I try it out. I usually run my mag settings for PE a bit lower...around a third and the cast control just slightly looser than needing to shake the tip to make the lure fal...
by Roo
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Welcome Everybody
Topic: New Fishing Monthly Site!
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: New Fishing Monthly Site!

Nice fresh layout. seems simple to navigate. I like it.
by Roo
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Fluorocarbon for Baitcast bassing
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: Fluorocarbon for Baitcast bassing

Thanks Shane, I'm using an Alphas F for this and have loaded it with some old 10lb Mono and top shotted 80yds of 6lb Super PE on top. Used this reel for the first time on the weekend, found the line seemed to dig in on itself, slowing the spool and shortening my casts.....but only randomly. just lik...
by Roo
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Fluorocarbon for Baitcast bassing
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Fluorocarbon for Baitcast bassing

After reading the TAG Article on shallow tactics for bass, and the authors conclusion that ideal tackle for this would be a baitcaster full of strong fluoro for locked drag rough country brawling, I'm thinking of trying it out....but what would you call strong? and what is your ideal line for this p...
by Roo
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Rudd's $950 Cash Payout - Whatchu Buying??
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Re: Rudd's $950 Cash Payout - Whatchu Buying??

If your serious about spending it in a manner to give maximum "intended" effect then by all means buy up.....but try spending with a Australian manufacturer.....otherwise the bulk of "your money" will head off to china, japan, thailand, etc, etc. The more of it that stays within our economy the bet...
by Roo
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Rudd's $950 Cash Payout - Whatchu Buying??
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Re: Rudd's $950 Cash Payout - Whatchu Buying??

Come on Roo, this isn't Ausfish If I can get my hands on some ours I'll probably do some more comps this year. Cheers Mike yeah ok it isn't. But does that mean serious comment is not applicable here?. The title of a thread that says "Rudd's $950 Cash Payout - Whatchu Buying??" tells me that the thr...
by Roo
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Rudd's $950 Cash Payout - Whatchu Buying??
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Re: Rudd's $950 Cash Payout - Whatchu Buying??

I hate to burst your bubble....but it is a pretty serious situation. one that you and I will be paying for for years to come. Don't be fooled into thinking it is a handout....more like a buyout of your future tax dollars...if you pay tax that is. The $200billion deficet they are trying to pass throu...
by Roo
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Rudd's $950 Cash Payout - Whatchu Buying??
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Re: Rudd's $950 Cash Payout - Whatchu Buying??

If your serious about spending it in a manner to give maximum "intended" effect then by all means buy up.....but try spending with a Australian manufacturer.....otherwise the bulk of "your money" will head off to china, japan, thailand, etc, etc. The more of it that stays within our economy the bett...
by Roo
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: Clarie Hall
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Clarie Hall

bring lots of power too! from the Crams farm ramp to the Dam wall is about 3.5kms so allow enough DC power for that. Myself and the missus fished there around new years, we found high water temps on the surface(28-29 deg) and exceptional water clarity. Aggressive small rats in the lower section arou...
by Roo
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: 2 GPS Aerials ??
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: 2 GPS Aerials ??

Nah, Pretty sure the 797c2 http://store.humminbird.com/humminbird-products/sonar-gps-combos/700-series/797c2-si-combo/prod406770-1.html uses the standard external aerial. Let me know if you end up with a spare Humminbird GPS Aerial. I'm keen to add one to my matrix 55x that I take from our big boat ...
by Roo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: 2 GPS Aerials ??
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: 2 GPS Aerials ??

I dont think the aerials would interfere with anything as they are just recievers. if anything they just need to be shielded from strong electric currents/Magnetic fields such as minn kota power cables and the like. maybe you can interface the 2 units together http://www.bla.com.au/index.php?fn=prod...
by Roo
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Digital cameras?
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Hi Matt, I just got a new Olympus MJU1030 yesterday. Waterproof and shock proof. 10 megapixels. Great camera for in the boat. J B Hi Fi have them for around $469. The new MJU1050 doesn't seem to be as good to me. As is usual with me, my MJU725 gave out in New Guinea. It was more than two years old ...
by Roo
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: Barra Rod
Replies: 2
Views: 626

I have a couple of Pflueger Medalists: CA63XH, 6'3" ,8-15kg "Barra Impoundment" Extra Heavy Cast CA510H, 5'10" ,6-10kg "Barra Impoundment" Heavy Cast Both have handled solid barra encounters, the heavier model has a couple of 115-117 fish caught casting 62gm 6" storm shads and then a few days later ...
by Roo
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: Electric Motors
Replies: 17
Views: 2463

A 55lb is plenty for your boat. I have a minnkota bow mount (RT55AP) is is a handy feature to have the autopilot.....when it works, mine is old and has a few issues with the steering control and autopilot going on strike and getting lost!! but that is more to do with its old age and state of repair....
by Roo
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Pflueger President rods vs Shimano Finesse Bream rod?
Replies: 7
Views: 1787

Have a Look for the 7ft 2-4kg President....very light, medium action with a strong butt section. The Presidents come fitted with Stainless Steel Fuji guides with Silicon inserts....a good step up in hardware from the Alconites on the Raider, the blank action is quite similar if not a little faster i...
by Roo
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: deep cycle battery
Replies: 3
Views: 898

hi i have two 100amp delkor(dc31) batts thier sealed maintance free calcuim deep cycles, great batteries they just keep going and going with the leccy they set me back about $170 each about a year ago. hope this helps :? Where'd you get them? I've not seen them that cheap looking on the net. best i...
by Roo
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Public Fishing Reports
Topic: 5 days of fishing....
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Phar out! sounds like a good trip. lookin forward to the video.
Cheers, Roo.
by Roo
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: MINN KOTA PROBLEM
Replies: 8
Views: 2207

cheers mate.