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by Sandgroper
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Results 26th July
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Results 26th July

All of the guys (and gal) who turned up at WA had a great time competing in a competition that was relatively new to most of them. As can be seen by the results that Graham has posted above, some of the distances cast by these 'beginners' were not too shabby :shock: . Conditions on the day were fine...
by Sandgroper
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: July 26th Victorian Comp & practice day
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: July 26th Victorian Comp & practice day

Hi Guys: Have got a few people interested over here in the west and am running a casting day on 26th to co-incide with the rest of you. A local tackle shop 'The Tackle Shack' have donated 6 Penn Spinfisher rods for our boys & girls to compete for so am hoping the competition will on. :P Anyone inter...
by Sandgroper
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: An Australian Championship
Replies: 24
Views: 2264

An Australian Championship

The concept of an Australian Champion is an excellent idea. As can be clearly observed by the postings in this regard, the idea's on how to establish same is as varied as the number of postings. Clearly, the longest cast, irrespective of what weight is used, SHOULD be the Champion. This cast must be...
by Sandgroper
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: OT-Australian holidays
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: OT-Australian holidays

Eddie: I will be leaving Perth to come across for the AAA Convention on March 9, so if it is at all possible to arrange the weekend of 14-15th, it would be great. I will just have to pack some extra casting gear. Mike asked me to bring over some casting leads, so I will have a bucket load (maybe 1/2...
by Sandgroper
Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to one and all. I have been thinking about the message I've subliminally got this year. Wife and family have been on about me losing weight. :lol: Without exception, every one of them gave me "CHOCOLATES" for Christmas in one form or another. :roll: Does this mean they are a dietary ...
by Sandgroper
Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: windnots!!!!!!*$%^^%#$#$&%$
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Hi guys: I have been using various braids for a long time now and they generally ALL suffer the same fault with wind knots to a greater or lesser extent. Braid **MUST** be wound on tight to the spool, otherwise you get wind knots. ANY chance of a loose loop and guess what - F%$#&@* Wind knots. These...
by Sandgroper
Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Eddie takes to the air – Episode 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Eddie: I don't profess to be an acute judge of castig, but I don't think a nasal spray would be much help here. From what I can see, I would suggest a little more droop might be beneficial.The weight seems to be awfully high in comparison to your top hand position. The longer droop I think would ass...
by Sandgroper
Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Championships
Replies: 58
Views: 7250

Nationals

Castingsport: The Angling Association of Australia is holding its National Convention (including Level Line National Championship) on the SA copper coast, based in Wallaroo 23rd March to 5th April in 2009. The casting will be on the Paskerville Field Days area inland from Wallaroo. I hope to see Lei...
by Sandgroper
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Championships
Replies: 58
Views: 7250

Eddie: Thanks for the advice my friend. I will take it on board and try to remember to trim that 10-15 meters of used line off the end before starting to tie on again. Better still, I just replaced that spool of line. :) As for staying in court, well reading those wind directional changes midway thr...
by Sandgroper
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Championships
Replies: 58
Views: 7250

John: Thanks for the info. I had a look at the suggested 'Polish' page and the diagrams were great. As for the writings. they looked Greek to me. :) SKISH looks like a challenge. ARENBERG, well I am still getting through that second bottle of red(not necessarily the good stuff either Ian) to try and...
by Sandgroper
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Championships
Replies: 58
Views: 7250

Casting

G'day guys: Jeremy: I read with interest your comment about the casting at Philip Island in 2007 after the AAA National Casting Level Line event. The WA contingent were the only persons there because ALL the other interested parties were competing in another event for the National Convention and cou...
by Sandgroper
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Victorian Casting Comp & Interstate Postal
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Results

Well Western Australia had a 'Magnificent' turn out for this postal comp. One person put down a heap of casts and walked his little legs off measuring them. Longest cast of 237 metres with 150 gram weight - pity it wasn't attached to the line. :) Tried various combinations: Purglas 400-3 with Penn 5...
by Sandgroper
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Lead up to the BD
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Jeremy: Well done M8. I haven't been on for a couple weeks, been fishing up north at Warroora with Pat from Sydney and a few others. I am most impressed with your results to date. Keep it up. Good luck with the upcoming event and may your casts all be loooooong. I will talk to you when you get back....
by Sandgroper
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Kompressor SS spreading
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

G'day Mike: Your not quite at the bottom of the world. Jeez. Even Jeremy is further south than you are. :) I'm glad you like the rod. I have found that the S handles both threadline and overhead comfortably, and the 'level line' efforts have improved somewhat after a few words of advice from 'me old...
by Sandgroper
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Absolutely fascinating! :shock: If my eyes are as good as I think they are, some of these clips were taken back in 1988 (according to the dating on the screen). The technique is radical. They have taken what was called the 'Off the Ground Cast' (OTG) and turned it into the 'Argentinian OTG' (AOTG)an...
by Sandgroper
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Century Rod from USA
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

PT

I agree with Scott.

I had not seen the site you referred to and it was a pleasure to peruse.

The rods are well photographed and displayed.

Thank you.

Chas
by Sandgroper
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Century Rod from USA
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Costing:

Scott: By my math, the conversion rate from US$ and UK pounds come in about the same. I would need to get some costing on freight as that would be the decider. Freight companies generally wear balaclavas and dress in black. :lol: Anyway, I enjoy talking to Simon Chilcott on those occasions that I do...
by Sandgroper
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Circle Hooks for Surf Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 8172

Gangies

A good 'D'vice' to try for taylor fishing can be seen on the 'Tournament Casting Forum' posted by Jeremy on Feb 4th. As for hooks, the circle variety are excellent. I tend towards the 'Owner' Mutu type as they seem to work well for me. Have a look at: http://www.ownerhooks.com/pages/products/hooks/c...
by Sandgroper
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: braid
Replies: 18
Views: 9467

Braid:

I have read with interest the various comments on the use of 'braid' for fishing/casting and the 'lack of abrasion resistance' for braid, etc etc. Please consider the following ramblings. :? Lets be a little analytical here, and think about what we are using. As a 'general' statement, most mono line...
by Sandgroper
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: What size Stren line is .75?
Replies: 23
Views: 2759

Line Size:

Scott: I have looked just about everywhere I can think of to try and find the breakiung strain of .75 mm Stren. I have found that almost every other brand of that diameter is 70 lb, but CANNOT locate any reference to a diameter for STREN. Perhaps someone else out there can supply a URL: where it is ...
by Sandgroper
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: What size Stren line is .75?
Replies: 23
Views: 2759

Aussie Casters

Scott:

I have but one word for you.............


BRAVO !!

Total agreeance. If I could pat you on the back from here, I would.


Chas
by Sandgroper
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: trying to find a part
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Oh, I forgot to say:

Eddie, they do work very well with egg beaters. You just got to adjust the knobby bit so that you can get your fingers in the right place. They don't HAVE to go directly behind the reel seat. Anyplace you can tighten them is OK. So long as it fits 'your' hand placings.

Chas
by Sandgroper
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: trying to find a part
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Coasters

Craftycarp: If you are looking for coasters, they are available through various UK outlets including those previously mentioned. I suggest you have a look at this link: http://www.breakaway-tackle.com/index.php?cPath=58 Here you can not only see the coasters, but various other reel seats as well. So...
by Sandgroper
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Live baiting with the use of Uni-directional slider clips
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

G'day Jeremy; I didn't do as well as I has hoped in SA. A bit too inconsistent and inaccurate. However I did get the longest cast by a mere few centimetres. Nothing great as the atmospherics were greatly against long distances (wind and moisture content). The Aspire is a truly great rod. Far more ve...
by Sandgroper
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Live baiting with the use of Uni-directional slider clips
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

Bait Slider Clips

Gentlemen: The bait slider clips you are referring to are both very similar. The one available through Joe is of South African design and necessitates unclipping one point, winding the mainline around it, then re-clipping. The other unit is of US design and merely requires laying the line alongside ...