Category Archives: Tackle

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Amazing Baits Salmon Ticers and Lures – Video review by Allan Burgess

Rakaia River mouth clear edge surf on 7 February. Taken on Amazing Baits rocket ticers. Featured image.

 Amazing Baits Ticers & Zed Spinners Review Rakaia River mouth clear edge surf on 7 February. Taken on Amazing Baits Rocket Ticers. Amazing Baits Ticer Review This is an excellent weight-forward salmon ticer. The brass hex rod has been cleverly cut so that the ticer is heavier at the front. This prevents the ticer from tumbling in flight and More...

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Shimano Sienna 2500FD spin fishing reel
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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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...

How to make a Wooden Flybox.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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How to Make Your Own Large Wooden Fly Boxes by Allan Burgess

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, More...

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

A selection of fly lines. Fly line.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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How to Choose the Right Fly Line – Fly Fishing New Zealand

How to Choose the Right Fly Line with Monty Wright A selection of fly lines. How to choose the right fly line for your style of fishing. Up until the mid-1950s, the traditional fly line was made of silk. These More...

The Saltec Thumb Caster shown in the correct position with line in place ready to make a cast. Photo: DJ Moresby.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Saltec Thumb Caster Protects Your Casting Finger

Saltec Thumb Caster Protects Your Casting Finger and Increases Casting Distance The Saltec Thumb Caster shown in the correct position with the line in place ready to make a cast. Photo: DJ Moresby. Fine braid will More...

Trout Fishing With Down-Riggers. This is the Scotty Lake Troller clamp-mount model. Though quite small it is amazingly effective. You often find that most of the trout caught in lakes are taken on the down-rigger.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Trout Fishing With Down-Riggers – Scotty Lake Troller

Trout Fishing With Down-Riggers – Scotty Lake Troller When lake fishing getting your lure down to the trout is half the battle. A down-rigger is a device used to achieve this aim. Porta Bote fitted with a More...

Sufix 832 Advanced Superline
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Sufix 832 Advanced Superline Product Test

Sufix 832 Advanced Superline Review Sufix 832 Advanced Superline here’s what we think about it. Nowadays braided lines are the preferred choice for most anglers whether surfcasting, bottom bouncing, or trout More...

The red Enticer 1200 TW (Twill Weave) is better suited to heavier 68 gm weight-forward ticers. I have one of these myself. The quality is excellent.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Enticer 1200TW Salmon Rod – Designed for salmon/surf fishing

Enticer 1200TW Salmon Rod The earlier blue Enticer 1200 LMS worked better with 42 to 55 gm ticers. Kilwell’s new Enticer 1200TW arrived in time for the 1998/99 salmon season. It is a 12′ graphite salmon/surf More...

Shimano TSMiV
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Shimano SpeedMaster TSM-III and TSM-IV

Shimano SpeedMaster TSM-III and TSM-IV There is perhaps one reel that is more popular, in New Zealand, with anglers after kingfish than any other. It is the Shimano Speedmaster TSM-4. This reel is almost a classic More...