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I know it's cold and wet

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by kev209, May 10, 2019.

  1. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    2 strokes have better acceleration, but more wheelspin. I think the two strokes are making a comeback efi.
     
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  2. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Yeah STIHL have even bought out a FI 80cc saw but as far as I'm concerned it really isn't FI as it just squirts fuel in the intake manifold .
     
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  3. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    yea I think that's how the new bikes are set up apparently go well, s--t an 80cc chainsaw would rip through a large tree quickly I have a 51cc chainsaw that is hard to start while I am up a tree hanging off it.
     
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  4. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    My ported ms460 (76.5cc) will flog a ms660 and they are 91cc .
    It's all in the port timing and timing not cc oh and it has 225 psi of compression instead of the factory 155odd psi .
    Cheers TAC
     
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  5. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    cut through that hardwood very well.
     
  6. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Sorry mate. That one was a flattie. A 48 whiting would surely be one to write home about. Sorry if my phraseology was poor. Noel.
     
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  7. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    I don't even know what phraseplogy means ha ha, so no prob I have caught the ocaisional whiting 45cm on lures when I used to throw attack lures around.
     
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  8. Old fisho

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    That's a hell of a whiting Blair. I've seen, not caught, King George like that but have never seen a sand whiting over 42-43 and they were taken on soft plastics.
     
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  9. blair

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    U don't see them very often just picked one up now and again on little bibbed minnows, brisbane waters is not bad for whiting I heard of a yellowfin sand whiting 1.3 kilos caught here.
     
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  10. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    That's a massive whiting. Ours here are sandys' too. It would go hard on a line. Got two in three casts here a couple of years ago that were in the 42-43 range. Both were on the older Squidgy flick bait in the blue and white 'Pilly' colour. Doubt I ever caught another fish on them.
    Put some new springs under the boat trailer the other day. Bugger!!! they were too light a gauge and flattened as soon as I lower the boat onto them. They ordered 6mm instead of eight and I never checked; just put them in. Past time I gave the 40 a real service too. Hasn't been done for a few years and it clocks up some hours so taking it to Narooma next Friday. I know there has been some water in the gear case so new seals and bearings required. Hoping for some expected still days, then probably going with Bill to chase some gars for a change. Plenty out there at the moment. Decent flatties are still hard to find but have enjoyed all the recent whiting.
    N.
     
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  11. blair

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    I too like to chase different species of fish keeps it interesting, good eating those gar, good kingie livebait too. If the wheather holds might have a go at the jewies not sure if they bite this time of year on livies.
    Went over my boat last year rebuilt part of trailer in 316 stainless, new disc brake hubs, new brakes, new tires, rewired lights an 1 new led taillight so it will be right for a while did impeller and gearbox bearings a while back the boat is in top shape will drain fuel and put in trouble and strifes car might put a bit of two stroke oil in at 1000 to one ratio she says it goes better, I haven't told her when I have done it previously.
    The flatties shut down a fair bit in winter here.
    tight lines
     
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  12. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Blair; I like to think of catching different species of fish as a basic requirement of a real fisherman. To me there is more satisfaction (and pleasure) in being a general practitioner rather than a specialist. I value greatly whatever it was that has enabled me to catch so many species in so many places, even in so many different ways with different gear. yet I feel I've only scratched the surface of what could be done.
    When you going to start the Dundee reports?
    Noel
     
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  13. creekboy

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    They say that variety is the spice of life. Cheers, Lyall.
     
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  14. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    True Lyall. It's also sometimes written as 'a life of spice is variety'.
    And as the post title says; 'It's been a cold and slightly wet weekend here so no fishing'.
    Noel
     
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  15. blair

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    Have started the Dundee reports done day 1 , I probably put it in a difficult place to find a couple of other tbox members have replied to it.Looking forward to your comments on Dundee.
    cheers
     
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  16. Old fisho

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    On the subject of fishing.
    Found this advert.

    Casting your eyes to your
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    Tangled lines – The talent of untangling fishing lines is the mark of a true angler, and practicing at home is a great way to keep your skills sharper than your hooks. But don’t worry about dragging the tacklebox up from the garage, all you need to do is put all the pairs of headphones you have in the house in the dryer for 10-15 minutes.

    Fishy smell – The smell of bait in the height of summer is the necessary evil of any authentic fishing experience. But for a couple of bucks it’s one of the easiest things to recreate at home – and if you do it right, it’ll stick around for days.

    Simply leave some prawns out on the front porch overnight until the smell hits you like a sledgehammer. In a pinch, microwaving them can achieve the same result but as they say, good things come to those who wait.

    Thought you had some free time this afternoon? Think again Rex Hunt! If none of these reel you in, discover the great outdoors with a Budget rental today.

    Noel
     
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  17. Rod Bender

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    I was going to go fishing today but in the end just couldn't be bothered getting my sh!t together. With hindsight, I should have realised that after returning to work after 5 months off...everything will be sore. It was to be a session, likely on the Goulburn, prior to the imminent environmental flush but alas, it turned into one of them days.

    Heading off to the AGM of Native Fish Australia on Wednesday night so that will be my 'fishing' fix this week. Looking forward to it actually.

    And last but not least...I am not sure if any of you remember Chicky from the old TBX days....but I met him today! He makes the Doof Doc lures. And what a fantastic character he is!!!
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Bored now!!!!
     
  18. diesel

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    I remember a bloke named Chicka from the old TBX, but not Chicky. Might be the same person, did he say where he lives? The Chicka I remember was from Sydney, I don't recall him being a lure maker, but that was 10 years ago. A few members back in the early days of the forum were into lure making, mainly spinnerbaits from memory.

    Jeff
     
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  19. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Just found an old post from Chicky in 2010, different bloke altogether to Chicka.

    Jeff
     
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