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by ken moran
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: buying fishing tackle off ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 6935

well!

didn't that start something!
by ken moran
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: braid
Replies: 18
Views: 9294

I used braid for a while and got sick of it, due to feeling even the sinker rolling around in the surf, getting knots in it which you wont be able to get out, being expensive and not wanting to see all that expensive line damaged. However I am thinking of using it again out of a boat, by my mate tel...
by ken moran
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: rod biulding eqiupment
Replies: 7
Views: 4965

info

I tried to bind some rods a few years ago, I took them to a local tackle shop to get them epoxied. It will cost about the same as doing it yourself but less mucking about and they will tell you if the binding will look good, or if you have to do it again. I have seen a special binding method in one ...
by ken moran
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: device to cast bait and sinker just like casting
Replies: 5
Views: 5574

Scaler

Maybe it time he manned the scaler?

I heard of people using a shangia? (rubber band slingshot) for getting out there, but I sure it wont cast a pilchard or any rig other than a sinker running to the hook
by ken moran
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: viking braid
Replies: 0
Views: 670

viking braid

I have seen some viking brand braid in Big W, anyone know if it is any good.

It looks well made etc.

It's 30 lbs, 100metres for $24
by ken moran
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: overhead reels
Replies: 5
Views: 2535

level wind

Personally I would not be without level wind. They are said to reduce casting distance but good fisherman say absolute distance is not the answer to catching fish. Unless you are very carefull you will get hills and hollows of line on your spool and the hills can become loose and cause backlash. I d...
by ken moran
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Welcome Everybody
Topic: can't catch fish
Replies: 4
Views: 2435

wet line

Your line has got to be really wet, for a long time! Remember the principals of fishing, The longer you are there the more luck you have, The better the bait, up to a point, the more chance you have. Keep the line tightish, not so tight you pull the bait in to you, and keep alert for the nibbles, th...
by ken moran
Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: pump pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

pump pressure

Can anyone tell me if the small $20 bilge pumps from Big W have much pressure.

The bloke there told me they are a flow pump, not big on building up pressure, like would they be any good for washing down a boat.

I dont expect it to be like the garden hose, just have enough to be useful.
by ken moran
Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Cheap Fishing Sunnies????
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

black ice

I found a chemist in Crescent head that sell Black Ice brand polarised sunnies for $15 a pair, not so bad if you loose them and I have two identical pairs, one for the car, one near the back door to go on walkies with.
by ken moran
Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: new low profile reel
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

new low profile reel

Me want a new reel, at the moment I have a Daiwa Triforce Z 150i, which is not too bad, so if you know that size/style, something like that but better. I have seen the $1000 ones and maybe not that much, anyone had a few different ones and can advise which is the best value for the money? The rod is...
by ken moran
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Public Fishing Reports
Topic: crescent head
Replies: 0
Views: 1291

crescent head

Been to Crescent Head for a fortnight, as usual, a week too long. Got a few fish, but it certainly has gone quiet there!
No red weed this time, some rain and wonderful light shows at night (storms out to sea). Some boaters were getting Cobia outside.
by ken moran
Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: fishing line
Replies: 4
Views: 3744

I used 'braid' for a while and I was impressed at first but eventually got rid of it. The stuff is made of 'spectra', but not all 'braid' is braided, as in plaited. Some of it is, or was, just made into line somehow without braiding it. Braid can snap off on overheads if there is a bit of slack in t...
by ken moran
Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: anything doing?
Replies: 0
Views: 651

anything doing?

Anyone catching anything lately, any news?

I'm thinkin of re-furbishing my old bream rod, priced a new blank, new guids and winch mount, and I'v got a spike laying around somewhere, I'll use that to keep costs down.

Any suggestions?
by ken moran
Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Soft plastics newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

I have done a lot with plastics either, but I not sure you need to have such light line, you are not trying to hide the hook sinker and bait now. :shock: They certainly require a technique, something like trying to keep it in the water a while, not just pull it straight out again, some say to pull i...
by ken moran
Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: How important is tide in beach fishing?
Replies: 2
Views: 7358

Some people say to be there at the change of the tide, from low to high, then you can get a few pippies etc, and then the fish seem to come into where the waves are coming up the beach to find food. I like fishing from an hour just before dusk till and hour or two after dusk, not too hot then and th...
by ken moran
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Fishing spots in vic
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Anywhere you can wet a line can produce fish, any river any beach. Even golfers could take fishing gear with them! I saw a big dead carp one the 9th fairway at Rutherford yesterday. Can I advise what you should do, dont buy a ton of gear to fish with one rod, one reel and a few size 1 or 1/0 hooks w...
by ken moran
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: how to post photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3161

Just logging to imageshack is part of it, but once there you find things you have yet to do. I'll work out how to reduce the size next, ta.
by ken moran
Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: how to post photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3161

how to post photos

I'm getting better at putting photos on the web so I thought others may like to know. 1. Take a photo with a digital camera (fishos interested may like a waterproof one) and then look at the photo you have taken to see if it is okay, if not take another. Then make a note of the number of the photo.e...
by ken moran
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Rod Rests
Replies: 16
Views: 10989

This is my rod holder and for fishing, is all that is needed, clearly it is two bricks long. It is 40mm plastic pipe, there is a 10mm hole drilled in the squared off end in case I want to tie it to something. David, there was no photo on your message(that I could find) http://img13.imageshack.us/img...
by ken moran
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Which Reel??
Replies: 9
Views: 4457

Is the Torno the one called to OH, NO! as the side falls off easily?
by ken moran
Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: record bream
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

Me think that was a 9lb bream from Swansea by N. Beckhouse. No photos. I did catch a 47cm bream at Crescent Head one year, no photos,no proof. but it was BIG and could stand on it's stomach in the surf. It took a little while to realise it was just 'another bream'. Col Joye (the singer) caught a big...
by ken moran
Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: S/S Wire
Replies: 7
Views: 2844

You may find TIG wire is to thick, is about 1.6mm, but MIG wire is thinner, so hunt up a welder with a MIG, they may have some. The stuff comes on a roll and filler wire comes in a packet, I'm sure you dont want that much, but a welder may give you some.
by ken moran
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: S/S Wire
Replies: 7
Views: 2844

maybe the yellow pages for stainless steel fabricators, maybe they know
by ken moran
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: fishing for dinner while sailing Whitsundays, need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Rule No. 1 in life; Be certain if you take no food you will catch no fish!

Rule No. 2 in life; If you take a lot of food you catch spitloads of fish.
by ken moran
Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Surfcasting
Topic: Sinkers for the surf
Replies: 14
Views: 24201

I have heard of people using a slingshot to launch sinkers but it would have to be with a handline and these days a permit for the slingshot!

With those fancy sinkers, do you light them with a match or something to make them go?