Category Archives: Tackle

Fishing tackle, rods, reels, lures, trout spinners, ticers minnows

Trolling for Trout and Salmon with down-riggers and flat-lines

Lake Coleridge trolling for trout and salmon.

Trolling flat-lines on Lake Coleridge. Trolling for Trout 1. Trolling for trout without a down-rigger? You certainly don’t need a down-rigger on your boat to catch fish. Trolling for trout with nothing on your line other than your lure is called flat-lining in the United States. A down-rigger is an additional fishing tool like any other but it More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 7 hours ago
Shimano Sienna 2500FD spin fishing reel
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Shimano Sienna 2500FD light weight spin fishing reel excellent value

Shimano Sienna 2500FD Shimano Sienna 2500FD The Shimano Sienna 2500FD is a light-weight trout spin fishing reel ideally suited for casting softbaits to trout, salmon and sea fish. Perfect for casting lures like More...

Rapala Countdown CD 5 featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows

Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows by Bryce Stupples   Rapala Countdown CD5 (5cm in length). My first introduction to the mighty Rapala was through a family friend who has featured in a number of my stories More...

Canterbury lure rod - video
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Canterbury Lure Rod – for Salmon and Sea-run Trout – Video

Home » Tackle Canterbury Lure Rod Canterbury Lure Rod Short Video A short video of the Canterbury Lure Rod in action by salmon anglers fishing the Rakaia River gut. This setup is a local Canterbury innovation More...

Alvey Reels Saved
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Alvey Reels Australia Saved – Short History of this Renowned Tackle Company

The History of Alvey Reels Australia Allan Burgess with a small 55c Alvey with stainless steel back. This is an excellent reel for wharf fishing and light surfcasting. Note the rod with two-reel seats. There is More...

How to make a Wooden Flybox.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

How to Make Your Own Large Wooden Fly Boxes by Allan Burgess

Home » Tackle 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 More...

Some of the author's Alvey side cast reels. From left: 650C, 650GRC, 600C5, and 55C5.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Alvey Surfcasting Reels – distance casting, reliable, almost indestructible

Alvey Surfcasting Reels Saved  I own no fewer than five Alvey reels and would use no other for surfcasting. Their ruggedness and dependability in all conditions have to be experienced to be appreciated. They More...

Three models from the Scotty downrigger range. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, July 14th, 2017

Downrigger Selection for Effective Fishing – Salt and Freshwater Trolling

Home » Tackle Downrigger Selection – Different Scotty Models Three models from the Scotty range of downriggers. Center: The 1105 electric features a boom that extends to 48 inches for extra reach to clear More...

These Dragon V-Lures are un-scented. The don't need to be kept coated with attractant re-charge oil. All 7.5cm.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Dragon V-Lures Drop Shot – Soft-Plastic Minnows

Dragon V-Lures Drop Shot softbaits. Dragon V-Lures Drop Shot I really like these Dragon V-Lures Drop Shot Minnows in size 7.5cm. They feel very soft to touch and wriggle through the water with a very fish-like swimming More...

Shimano Catana 792 featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Shimano Catana 792 SP Line Weight 3-6kg Spin Fishing Rod

Shimano Catana 792 SP Line Weight 3-6kg Spin Fishing Rod Shimano Catana 792 Perfect for casting 13.5g Tasmanian Devils The Shimano Catana 792 is an excellent graphite two piece trout spin fishing rod with a medium More...