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by baitdigger
Wed May 30, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Smoothhound hooks
Replies: 9
Views: 10636

IMHO Pulleys are only any good when you have a fish on. By their design they require the load of a fish to draw the lead upwards above the fish. At all other times unless fitted with some kind of rotten bottom system they may be worse for hooks snagging than some other rigs as the empty hooks will h...
by baitdigger
Mon May 21, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: HELP NEEDED NEW LURE ROD
Replies: 6
Views: 8833

by baitdigger
Mon May 21, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Smoothhound hooks
Replies: 9
Views: 10636

Any of the Varivas hooks will be excellent for what you want but I have a little question? Are you fishing from the shore into a dirty mark?? If so you may want to consider not going for the strongest hook you can find but rather try a good quality aberdeen style so if you hook a snag at least you m...
by baitdigger
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: AFAW Tournament Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 7161

I've only had problems with the tip eye shattering on mine. Been using a pair for a few years and the only reason they are not popular is they don't say Zziplex on the label. Many people see to want to be seen using the right rods rather than judging them on the abilities.
by baitdigger
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Getting fish from sea to land,what reel?
Replies: 11
Views: 9591

by baitdigger
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Ireland Coast
Topic: west cork rock mark, 26-08-11
Replies: 2
Views: 5112

Nice session there Redmouse, the big bass should start showing up down your way this month.
by baitdigger
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Lure Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 9101

just my own opinion but if you are using a coloured mainline I would like to use four or five feet of clear mono down to the lure. Forget what you here about red being the first colour of the spectrum to vanish under water, if that were true why do so many lures have a red tag on them somewhere or w...
by baitdigger
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: frustrated argh
Replies: 3
Views: 2781

dont come to Ireland then, its always raining or windy or both :D
by baitdigger
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Baits
Topic: Artificial Baits, do they work
Replies: 5
Views: 8876

I have tried a couple that have caught pollack, not because of the scent but I use them for spinning, The 'Gulp' sandeel worked ok. I was given some by a local tackle dealer to try out for him. Imho they are not worth buying. although I did ok with them, I caught more on frozen sandeel which are les...
by baitdigger
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Rig Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 10827

rig bodies- 60-80lb Sakuma rig body, enough strength to cope with casting (pulley rigs) and good abrasion resistance.
by baitdigger
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: shore tope isle of man
Replies: 3
Views: 4203

tope

Had my first here yesterday. A female of around 17lb. Great scrap.
by baitdigger
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shock Leader... Yes or No?
Replies: 25
Views: 27904

I'm off from this forum as sensible replies are being moderated.... but before I go I will add this in the pendulum cast the power is applied when the lead is behind and to the left of the left shoulder....look at youtube vids....if a snap off occurs when that power is applied the lead will continu...
by baitdigger
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Another, "which Rod" sorry..........
Replies: 11
Views: 10079

davetucker wrote:Hi Andy "leaning" towards the Kompressor WR300 and a Diawa Millionaire 7HT Super Tuned,

Dave


WR 300 is a hell of a stick, great for stopping tope or dragging conger out of rocks. Imho try one of the new AFAW tournaments or a Nemisis slr from conoflex.
by baitdigger
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Shock Leader... Yes or No?
Replies: 25
Views: 27904

the bail arm will snap over sending the lead along the pier? Newton's Laws of motion apply even on piers... if the weight is heading seaward when the snap occurs it will continue seaward afterwards. .....unless you can explain using some other physical laws. edited by steve(dontcatchmuch) on 6/6/20...
by baitdigger
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Baits
Topic: hardback crab for bass
Replies: 9
Views: 12336

whole or live joey mackerel would be the better option imho.