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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #900 on: August 27, 2019, 05:58:04 pm »
66 cm fork length shad (elf) on a 30 g CID slimbait in Chartreuse colour. Safely released after the photo.

Tackle used: 10.3 ft Majorcraft X-ride 30 - 100 g rod, Daiwa Magsealed 4000 reel and 20 lb Grinder 8x braid.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #901 on: August 27, 2019, 07:07:29 pm »
 (clap) proper shad..

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #902 on: August 28, 2019, 05:38:08 am »
Yoh that is a bus!! Well done on the catch and even more well done on the release
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #903 on: September 01, 2019, 09:13:05 pm »
Another, smaller, natal snoek (queen mackerel) on shore slow pitch jigging. 40 g Majorcraft jigpara long spoon in zebra glow colour.

Tackle used: 10.6 ft Majorcraft N-one 30 - 60 g slow jigging rod, Daiwa BG3000 reel with 20 lb Sufix131 braid.

Good evening.
The pic in this post shows your Jigpara Slow Spoon without the Single hook at the back.
Have you removed it?

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #904 on: September 05, 2019, 11:36:27 am »
Another, smaller, natal snoek (queen mackerel) on shore slow pitch jigging. 40 g Majorcraft jigpara long spoon in zebra glow colour.

Tackle used: 10.6 ft Majorcraft N-one 30 - 60 g slow jigging rod, Daiwa BG3000 reel with 20 lb Sufix131 braid.

Good evening.
The pic in this post shows your Jigpara Slow Spoon without the Single hook at the back.
Have you removed it?

Hi, yes I removed it on this occasion because the particular spot comes with quite high snagging risk. Removing the bottom hook lowers snagging risk. But fish hookup rate also declines somewhat. So its a trade-off to consider on merit.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #905 on: September 13, 2019, 02:06:36 pm »
Had to sit on the sideline for a full 2 weeks due to a small operation. But on Monday the Dr gave me the thumbs up to get back onto the playing field.

So going tight with a proper natal snoek to get back into the groove was simply delightful!

This snoek ate a CID pink glow couta casting no 2 spoon.

Tackle used: Majorcraft X-ride 10.3 ft 30 - 100 g slow jigging rod paired with a Daiwa BG4000 magsealed reel filled with 20 lb Grinder 8x braid, 50 lb JDB braid casting leader and 56 lb Bite Me Fluorocarbon leader.
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #906 on: September 13, 2019, 02:13:13 pm »
Sorry, I have no clue why the photo is upside down or how to fix it on this platform.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #907 on: September 13, 2019, 02:28:21 pm »
Sorry, I have no clue why the photo is upside down or how to fix it on this platform.


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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #908 on: September 13, 2019, 02:31:22 pm »
Sorry, I have no clue why the photo is upside down or how to fix it on this platform.


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Looks like it yes!