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Downrigger Selection for Effective Fishing – Salt and Freshwater Trolling

Three models from the Scotty downrigger range. Featured image.

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 your gunwale or transom and prevent the cannon ball hitting the side when conditions are a bit rough. Left: The No 1080 Scotty Strongarm which More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 1 year ago
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
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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...

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 Downriggers – Scotty Lake Troller – Model 1073 & 1071

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

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 Side-Cast Reel 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” 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 Salmon Rod – 13’6″ salmon/surf rod – Made in England

Home » Tackle Salmon caught on Harrison rod. Harrison Salmon Rod by Neil Scott Review of the Harrison salmon rod. The moment had finally arrived There I was with half a rod remaining in my hand, a bird’s More...

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