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Getting a bit more serious about softbaiting this season.
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Brought theses off T/M 2kg seconds with 2 bottles for $13.50,considering 5 x gulp etc cost $13/$14 worth the risk. Unkown brand





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I hope they aren't Slams! Big smile
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Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

I hope they aren't Slams! Big smile
From a house out your way "Smudge" some have broken tails but worth a try at that price.
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Originally posted by Pcj Pcj wrote:

Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

I hope they aren't Slams! Big smile
From a house out your way "Smudge" some have broken tails but worth a try at that price.

Sadly, Waiuku is the home of Slams!
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Pcj, I've sent you a PM Smile
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Originally posted by MB MB wrote:

Pcj, I've sent you a PM Smile

And it work tooWink Thanks.

After having the same rod reel for over 10yrs. Shimano 10kg rod and 6000bait reel, finally gave up the ghost $60 well spent. Not being great on spending big $$ to catch fish.Finally brought a new rod/reel shimano. Alivio 10000 reel on a aqua tip rod $150. Shock hooror for the wife spent so much. But its ok brought more 50c num 8 flasher hooks from save barn,bent like a long hook. 6 fish you need to replace Tight bugger I am.  
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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001018482108.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.5.21ef1802xWLJ7R


Just ordered 2 more rolls,last purchase 2 yrs ago so lasted,never has it broken off,have had to cut when snagged. See I'm cheap     300m 40lb
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I've been trialling JOF 8 strand braid. So far so good. My only observation is that it's very thin, even thinner than Shimano Kairiki. A good thing, but next time, I'll order the next breaking strain up as a little insurance.
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Originally posted by MB MB wrote:

I've been trialling JOF 8 strand braid. So far so good. My only observation is that it's very thin, even thinner than Shimano Kairiki. A good thing, but next time, I'll order the next breaking strain up as a little insurance.
The initial winding on is where I have had the dye issue, once used a couple times it goes away.   Just cannot see how stores justify their prices.

Its a hobby and loose a fish or 2 so be it. The cost boat ownership,fuel etc just makes sense to me.as I am not gaming fishing just finding a feed. If I was in to gamefishing different story.


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Dye was the other thing, but I'd read about that prior to ordering and went for the "Gray" colour. I guessed that was the undyed colour of the product and so far so good.
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Originally posted by Pcj Pcj wrote:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001018482108.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.5.21ef1802xWLJ7R

Just ordered 2 more rolls,last purchase 2 yrs ago so lasted,never has it broken off,have had to cut when snagged. See I'm cheap     300m 40lb

A tip about breaking braid when snagged.  I have a 250mm section of 20mm diameter timber dowell on board. Over this I have stretched some bicycle tube.  This will grip the braid.  When snagged wrap the braid around the dowell 5 or 6 times without overlapping the wraps.  Hold tight and drive off.   


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Originally posted by Fish Addict Fish Addict wrote:

Originally posted by Pcj Pcj wrote:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001018482108.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.5.21ef1802xWLJ7R

Just ordered 2 more rolls,last purchase 2 yrs ago so lasted,never has it broken off,have had to cut when snagged. See I'm cheap     300m 40lb

A tip about breaking braid when snagged.  I have a 250mm section of 20mm diameter timber dowell on board. Over this I have stretched some bicycle tube.  This will grip the braid.  When snagged wrap the braid around the dowell 5 or 6 times without overlapping the wraps.  Hold tight and drive off.   


Whats the difference between cutting and driving off ?still going to break right.!

might work while drift fishing but anchored?

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Originally posted by Pcj Pcj wrote:

... Whats the difference between cutting and driving off ?still going to break right.!
might work while drift fishing but anchored?

Sometimes you get lucky and may only lose a hook or sinker with no loss of braid.  If you cut it there's no chance of getting lucky.
If you're fishing shallow, you may not have to drive off.  Pull up tight on the braid, take the wraps and pull.  The low stretch of the braid helps. 

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When I've applied the method described by Fish Addict, I have recovered most if not all the braid. For some reason I've always had it break off at the knot. I like that because it means less braid floating around.

It would only be 4-6 times though, so not a big sample.
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In need of a new trailer ,rang around and most need 3/4 weeks. Rang Best Trailers(advertised on T/M)reviews seem ok.Had a trailer for immediate possession.

Thoight price okk,will fit with a few adjustments,not hard. so done deal...



Still need to adjust but atleast on a trailer with this predictaced winds coming.
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Originally posted by White snake White snake wrote:

That's a sweet rig PCJ
thanks needs a paint but we will get there. .hmm fishing or painting??
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