Making Large Wooden Fly Boxes by Allan Burgess

How to make a Wooden Flybox.

The large wooden fly-box can hold around 300 lures. Making Large Wooden Fly Boxes Here is a great idea for those who like to make things. Although I carry several small fly-boxes in my vest pockets when trout fishing, I also wanted several large fly boxes to store a large range of flies and lures in my vehicle, should I wish to fish them while traveling More...

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Modern Abu Revo Toro with a birds-nest. It can happen with any bait-caster reel, even to the most experienced of anglers.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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Salmon anglers dread getting a birds-nest – it pays to carry a spare spool for your reel

Salmon anglers dread getting a birdsnest A nasty birdsnest after casting with your baitcaster salmon reel. Some are easier to unpick than they look. One of the most annoying things that can happen to any salmon More...

Alvey 650c surfcasting reel. Allan Burgess
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 15th, 2015
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Alvey 650c Side-Cast Surfcasting Reel reviewed by Allan Burgess

Alvey 650c with Allan Burgess Allan Burgess with a spiny dogfish from the beach at South Rakaia on an Alvey 650C. Most anglers have their favourite fishing reels. These are their “go-to” reels they know More...

Shakespeare Medalist 6600G
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Shakespeare Medalist 6600G – Tackle Test

Shakespeare Medalist 6600G In the North Island we’d call the Shakespeare Medalist a snapper reel, while in the south it would mostly be used as an excellent salmon fishing reel. I took the BC 6600G Medalist More...

The 8540 (pictured top) uses finer steel and a very slim needle sharp point without sacrificing hook strength. The other heavier gage hook is a high carbon model from VMC. It is still a good hook but you have to keep it sharp with a file. It is also heavier and has a fatter point.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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VMC Forged Vanadiun Steel Cone Cut Point – Salmon Fishing Treble Hooks

VMC Forged Vanadiun Steel Treble Hooks VMC 8540 Treble Hooks VMC 8540 Treble Hooks If you want to turn some of those near misses that we all get when salmon fishing into solid hook sets consider upgrading your trebles More...

Berkley rods
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Berkley Gorilla Stick Light-Weight Salmon Rods

Berkley Gorilla Stick with Allan Burgess A good salmon taken with the 8’6″ two piece Berkley Gorilla Stick Light-Weight Salmon Rod teamed up with an Abu Ultra Cast. This combination is not only light More...

Harrison Rod.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Harrison 13’6″ Salmon Rod

Salmon taken on Harrison rod. Harrison 13’6″ Salmon Rod by Neil Scott The moment had finally arrived There I was with half a rod remaining in my hand, a bird’s nest big enough for an eagle, and More...

Shimanao 20-40S
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Shimano 20-40S

Shimano 20-40S The TLD Star 20/40S is identical in most respects to the TSM SpeedMaster IV. The obvious difference being that the 20/40S has a slightly slower rate of retrieve at 5.2:1. According to Shimano this More...

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By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Daiwa M-One Salmon Mooching Reel

Daiwa M-One Salmon Mooching Reel Daiwa’s new M-One features a stainless steel outer palming ring that has an ultra smooth titanium nitride finish to make it resistant to scratches. It also has a beefed-up More...

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By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Alvey Saltwater Fly Reel Reviewed by Allan Burgess

Alvey Saltwater Fly Reel Reviewed by Allan Burgess Alvey are well known Australian manufacturers of an excellent range of side cast surf fishing reels. However they also produce boat reels and a very good saltwater More...