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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #840 on: January 10, 2019, 08:18:35 AM »
Same structure also held some nice wave garricks. They wanted the couta casting no 1 (28 g) spoon in green glow. Normally they are all over the slow pitch jigging spoons, but not during this session. Each time I put this spoon on I got a pull straight away. Landed 3 of these beauties on it. Fascinating how the mood of fish varies from session to session!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #841 on: January 10, 2019, 08:48:41 AM »
Lovely stuff... I'm constantly amazed at how fickle fish's preferences can be. Should probably start referring to all fish as "her".
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #842 on: January 10, 2019, 08:52:17 AM »
Lovely stuff... I'm constantly amazed at how fickle fish's preferences can be. Should probably start referring to all fish as "her".

Hahahaha! And its not only spoon size and shape. The same no 1 spoon in red-head colour did not give me a single bump! Green glow it had to be!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #843 on: March 03, 2019, 12:14:11 PM »
Some shore slow pitch jigging fun with the 15 and 20 g Majorcraft Jigpara spoons.

Throwing them with an 11 ft Majorcraft X-ride Hira rod (10 - 45 g) allows for exceptional casting distances to clear long lips from the beach on early morning high tides and then jigging the small spoons with a rod that offers precision control over the power (strength) of the pitching technique.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #844 on: March 04, 2019, 08:40:19 AM »
 :bow: Nicely done Riekert..you certainly have come on leaps n bounds since embarking on this art lure journey of yours.... (clap)
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #845 on: March 04, 2019, 09:13:58 AM »
:bow: Nicely done Riekert..you certainly have come on leaps n bounds since embarking on this art lure journey of yours.... (clap)

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #846 on: March 14, 2019, 10:46:38 AM »
Throwing them with an 11 ft Majorcraft X-ride Hira rod (10 - 45 g) allows for exceptional casting distances to clear long lips from the beach...

What sort of distance are you making here please?

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #847 on: March 14, 2019, 10:51:43 AM »
Up to about 100 m if I must guess with the 20 g Jigpara slow spoon. Never measured it though. All I know is that I get them way over lips where bucktail jigs and soft plastics donít (on the same rod, reel and line).

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #848 on: March 14, 2019, 10:57:57 AM »
Some feisty young GTs here in Durban on a 3/4 oz bucktail jig designed by Tommo and on Berkley 5Ē plastics rigged on a 1 oz jighead. Jigging these lures until you get a bite has become seriously addictive to me!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #849 on: March 14, 2019, 11:23:52 AM »
 :corrct: Nice one Riekert...good fishing indeed...
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #850 on: March 14, 2019, 06:14:46 PM »
Some feisty young GTs here in Durban on a 3/4 oz bucktail jig designed by Tommo and on Berkley 5Ē plastics rigged on a 1 oz jighead. Jigging these lures until you get a bite has become seriously addictive to me!
Why more folks don't put a plastic on a bucktail more often is a mystery.
Curly tail grubs work a treat
Riekert - have a look for otter tails.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #851 on: March 14, 2019, 10:31:14 PM »
Some feisty young GTs here in Durban on a 3/4 oz bucktail jig designed by Tommo and on Berkley 5Ē plastics rigged on a 1 oz jighead. Jigging these lures until you get a bite has become seriously addictive to me!
Why more folks don't put a plastic on a bucktail more often is a mystery.
Curly tail grubs work a treat
Riekert - have a look for otter tails.

I agree with you. All my garrick last year, and that fabulous cob of 9kg, were on 1.5 oz bucktail jigs with some form of plastics attached to them. However, when you go sub 1 oz, I think there is merit in keeping things minimalistic sometimes. Smaller profile lures are renowned for getting bites on some days when bigger, or noisier, lures donít. I am finding this with the 40 vs 20 vs 15 g slow jigging spoons for example. As with anything in this game there is no universal recipe. It makes sense to make a big lure even bigger or noisier, but when you go smaller I think the variations in strategy becomes more important. In fact, adding plastics to smaller bucktails could in some cases compromise the reason why one selected them in the first place.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #852 on: March 15, 2019, 10:03:07 PM »
Trusty CID pink glow couta casting no 2 spoon delivering for me once again. 88 cm forklength snoek hooked on my second cast after starting the spinning session long before sunrise.

Tackle used: Shimano Twinpower 5000 reel with 20 lb Berkley Black Velvet braid on my 10.3 ft Majorcraft X-ride 30 - 100 g plugging/jigging rod. The softer tip of this beast of a rod is great with fish that have strong head shakes during the fight.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #853 on: March 16, 2019, 10:22:22 AM »
Nice fish... Thanks for keeping up the posts.
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 #854 on: March 16, 2019, 11:36:36 AM »
And that little "eastern little tuna" lying next to the snoek? Ouch, where is your heavy spinning stick and multiplier with some 0.55 on it when you need it?!  :-) :-)  (clap) Nice snoek, but that little tasty morsel next to it would make quite the swimbait to let go back out for something bigger!
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #855 on: March 16, 2019, 12:58:05 PM »
And that little "eastern little tuna" lying next to the snoek? Ouch, where is your heavy spinning stick and multiplier with some 0.55 on it when you need it?!  :-) :-)  (clap) Nice snoek, but that little tasty morsel next to it would make quite the swimbait to let go back out for something bigger!
Lekker reports man..

Hahaha, I kept one of my fishing ski friends happy with that bonnie. He is going to use it in a fishing ski competition soon as couta bait. I told him that it will bring him luck!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #856 on: March 19, 2019, 01:33:19 PM »
Welgedaan met jou afgelope vangste Riekert..... :win:.....ek dink menigte ouens beny jou.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #857 on: March 21, 2019, 05:40:11 PM »
Welgedaan met jou afgelope vangste Riekert..... :win:.....ek dink menigte ouens beny jou.

Baie dankie!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #858 on: March 21, 2019, 05:43:41 PM »
Been aching for a pink glow spoon in the shore slow jigging game for ages! I finally have one to test in two different shapes. Two sessions, two kingies. Young fish, but this spoon is sending out a clear message. Its going to catch plenty of fish. I still need to test its green glow counterpart thatís in my tackle bag, and both in the shorter, broader, shape.

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« Reply #859 on: March 21, 2019, 05:45:00 PM »
Sorry, donít know why the photos came through upside down!