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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #780 on: July 12, 2018, 09:23:34 am »
Riekert hi ! Any chance of giving us a "hands on" review on the BG 3000 which you have been using most recently, thank you, regards Peter.
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #781 on: July 12, 2018, 02:11:39 pm »
Rickert hi ! Any chance of giving us a "hands on" review on the BG 3000 which you have been using most recently, thank you, regards Peter.
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Awesome reel for light tackle spinning. Pairs up excellently (in terms of weight balance and application) with my 10.6 ft 1 -2 oz Majorcraft N-one rod for slow jigging with spoons, bucktails and soft plastics where the retrieve speed is much slower than for full-on fast retrieve spinning with spoons and plugs. For really fast retrieving applications the Shimano Stradic 5000 or Twinpower 5000 certainly feels more comfortable. Having said that, I have caught a snoek of the beach this year with the BG3000 on fast retrieve. So it can certainly do the job when asked. Drag of BG3000 is ultra-smooth due to the Carbontex drag washers that the reel came out with. Line lay is perfect and wind knots is not an issue, even with a spool filled to the maximum.

Only problem I had so far is a drag knob that broke. However, the guys at The Kingfisher replaced it free of charge with a new drag knob. Reel is now more than 6 months old and get used very regularly (up to 5 days a week). And I am still very happy with it.

Look, when it comes to try and handle bigger fish in the bricks I will choose my Shimano Twinpower any day. But for light tackle fun from the sandy beaches and amongst some scattered reef its very good value for money in my humble opinion.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #782 on: July 12, 2018, 02:33:12 pm »
(up to 5 days a week).


Dude... that's just not cool... That's way too much information for me to handle from this side of my desk.  :shk


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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #783 on: July 12, 2018, 02:39:33 pm »
(up to 5 days a week).


Dude... that's just not cool... That's way too much information for me to handle from this side of my desk.  :shk
 
Hahahaha - ok for very short sessions mostly, 1 maybe 2 hours per session!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #784 on: July 12, 2018, 10:42:20 pm »
Thanks Riekert appreciate your input, I have both the Stradic 5000 and BG 3000 reels and I'm quite happy with both. There just seemed to be quite a bit of negativity around the BG's at the moment and I thought it would be a good idea to get some feedback from someone like yourself who is doing a lot more beach spinning than many of us.[size=78%]    [/size]

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #785 on: July 28, 2018, 04:00:13 pm »
I am finding that the typical “summer” fish species change their habits during winter.

I am finding that they are not very aggressive and much more solitary (as one would expect). They want an easy meal, not spending a lot of energy hunting a lure down.

On this occasion faster retrieves styles produced zero bites, even when playing around with different lure colours. But I gradually slowed retrieve style down until a point was reached where the odd fish around could not resist my offering.

All fish were tagged and released.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #786 on: July 28, 2018, 04:01:56 pm »
Largespot pompano on Majorcraft slow jigging spoon.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #787 on: July 28, 2018, 04:03:19 pm »
Another largespot pompano on Majorcraft slow jigging spoon.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #788 on: July 28, 2018, 04:05:35 pm »
Cheeky young GT kingfish on jighead. I don’t know if its the higher oxygen content of the colder seawater due to winter at the moment, but yoh this guy was really strong for its size amongst the reefs. Fish tagged and released.

Tackle used was a 10.6 ft Majorcraft N-one (30 - 60 g) shore slow jigging rod, Daiwa BG3000 reel and a 3/4 oz mad mullet jighead rigged with a 5 inch Z’Man StreakZ minnow in New Penny colour.
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #789 on: July 28, 2018, 04:12:48 pm »
Three feisty kingies on the 1.5 oz GT Icecream flat-face plug and CID green glow couta casting no 2 spoon. All fish were tagged and released after taking selfies.

The 10.6 ft (1 - 2 oz) Majorcraft N-one shore slow jigging rod is just something else. You can virtually do anything that you can think of with this rod in terms of variations in retrieve styles. Even with plugs you can, through the most gentle movement of your hands, translate some wicked darting movement to the lure through the rod’s most phenomenal tip action.

I am gradually learning that the lure type and colour you choose is only one element of the game, enticing the fish to actually hunt and grab it with full commitment is another critical element. And rod tip action either unlocks or limits the true potential to achieve this.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #790 on: July 28, 2018, 04:13:59 pm »
GT on green glow couta casting no 2 spoon.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #791 on: July 28, 2018, 04:25:34 pm »
GT on 1.5 oz GT Icecream flat-face plug.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #792 on: July 28, 2018, 10:00:37 pm »
Lekker stuff mate... Thanks for keeping us landlocked anglers dreaming  :Like:
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Forgive me Father for I have spinned... It's been three weeks since my last cob session.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #793 on: August 16, 2018, 09:32:53 pm »
Selfie time! This beautiful 88 cm fork length garrick ate a Alcock’s 1.5 oz bucktail jig that I casted into the deep foamy water situated on the inside of a sand bank on which big swell was thumping non-stop.

The fight on my light tackle was hard, and being solo made landing of the fish on the steep beach with big shorebreak challenging. Fortunately the hookup was perfect in corner of the mouth.

Selfie quality is not the best, but the only priority was to get the fish safely back into the water ASAP after tagging it with an ORI tag.

Tackle used was a 10.6 ft (30 - 60 g) Majorcraft N-one shore slow jigging rod paired with a Daiwa BG3000 reel.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #794 on: August 16, 2018, 09:35:05 pm »
I got lucky with garrick this week and landed a second fish. This 75 cm fork length garrick ate a Alcock’s 1.5 oz bucktail jig. It ate the lure on the drop before I flicked the reel’s bailarm over. Despite the fast reaction bite the hookup was perfect in corner of the mouth.

The fish was returned safely back into the water after tagging it with an ORI tag.

Tackle used was a 10.6 ft (30 - 60 g) Majorcraft N-one shore slow jigging rod paired with a Daiwa BG3000 reel.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #795 on: August 16, 2018, 09:38:43 pm »
Good one.Well done

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #796 on: August 17, 2018, 08:28:53 am »
Brilliant mate!
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #797 on: August 17, 2018, 09:07:47 am »
Superb catches Riekert!!  (clap)
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #798 on: August 17, 2018, 02:12:11 pm »
Wel gedaan Riekert...... :cgrts: ....... Jy het seker hard gewerk vir hom ?

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #799 on: August 17, 2018, 02:15:25 pm »
Superb catches Riekert!!  (clap)
Think you forgot your own Birthday... http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=23096.0
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Hahahaha - yes 3 days late!