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

Mustad Fastach Clips in size 0.1 Ref FTCBB – Brilliant for Soft-Baits

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Mustad Fastach Clips make it possible to securely change soft-baits and lures in seconds Mustad Fastach Clips in size 0.1 Ref FTCBB are the perfect size for trout and salmon fishing. Every so often when it comes to fishing tackle, a really good idea comes along. Mustad Fastach Clips are one of those really good ideas. Once you try these you More...

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Shimano Sienna 2500FD spin fishing reel
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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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...

Lake Coleridge trolling for trout and salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Trolling for Trout and Salmon with down-riggers and flat-lines

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 More...

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By Allan Burgess On Saturday, August 18th, 2018
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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
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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...

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

A second low-mount reel seat has been added to this salmon/surf rod.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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High or Low Mount Reel Seats for Salmon Surf Fishing Rods

Salmon anglers at the Rakaia River mouth with low-mount surf rods. High or Low Mount Reel Seats for Salmon Surf Fishing Rods A decade or so ago every salmon angler fished their free-spool salmon/surf outfit with More...

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By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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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...

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

Alvey Reels Saved
By Allan Burgess On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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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...

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