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Ned rig basics for fishing success

Ned rig

EXPLODING in the US, the Ned rig is basically a stand-up presentation built around a mushroom-style jig head and a buoyant soft plastic, meaning in the water the plastic is either fleeing on the retrieve or rapidly standing up in a claws-up ‘defensive’ pose or tail-up ‘feeding’ pose on the pause. On the pause, the buoyant plastic moves around naturally …

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Autumn fishing Gladstone style

autumn fishing Gladstone

WELCOME to autumn. February definitely brought the heat and, finally, rain to most parts of Queensland, setting things up nicely for autumn fishing Gladstone style. Closer to the coast, rainfall has ensured the rivers and creeks get a much-needed flush of fresh water. Though I feel for the struggling farmers who missed out on relief from drought conditions and my …

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The fresh flush has set up fishing for autumn

Fresh flush fishing autumn

WELL I was talking about rain and pretty much every creek and river from Hervey Bay to the NSW border was running after the fresh flush in March. It’s great news because the fresh flush was much needed to improve fishing, and the majority of dams have seen good increases or are overflowing. In the short term, fishing options will …

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Shimano SpeedMaster LD II

shimano speedmaster ldii

THE new Shimano SpeedMaster LD II is a multi-purpose lever drag reel with gear strength comparable to the trusted Talica series. The Shimano SpeedMaster series now consists of four sizes – a 12, 16 and the newly released 20 and 25 sizes – that all feature High Efficiency gearing in two speed ratios. Two-speed gearing enables the angler to increase …

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Okuma Komodo baitcast rods

okuma komodo baitcast rods

THE Okuma Komodo SS baitcast reel has a reputation for strength, reliability, stopping power and good looks. It makes sense then that the matching series of Okuma Komodo baitcast rods follows the same design principles, from quality finish to 30T Toray carbon blank construction and Seaguide Hero Hi-Grade Low Frame Casting Guides, the attention to detail in bind and metal …

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A go-to soft plastic presentation

go-to soft plastic presentation

HEY folks, as this is my first time writing for Bush ‘n Beach, I thought it would be appropriate to base this article around my first fishing trip for 2020 using my go-to soft plastic presentation. A quick rundown on myself before I get stuck into the good stuff: I’ve been fishing for over 30 years and don’t mind fishing …

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Fish Inc. Egilicious jigs – new colours and Fast Sink models

fish inc. egilicious jigs

TACKLE Tactics has teamed up with its Pro Anglers around the country to create a stack of new colours in the popular Fish Inc. Egilicious range of squid jigs. Even more exciting is the addition of Fast Sink models in both the 3.0 and 3.5 sizes, which during the testing process proved priceless when fishing deeper water, faster currents and …

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Okuma Sabiki UTG rod

okuma sabiki utg rod

DESIGNED for jigging sabiki rigs when gathering bait, with the design allowing the rig to be wound inside the rod to minimises snagging and tangling when not in use, the Okuma Sabiki UTG rod has been built from the ground up to overcome the shortcomings of other sabiki rods that have been pointed out to Okuma by frustrated anglers. A …

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Sharp knives a necessity – ideal gift packs

sicut sharp knives

WHILE sourcing parts for my Ezy-Sharp knife sharpener, the conversation turned to my love of sharp knives. Aussie Outback Supplies is an Aussie business marketing specialised knife packs in varying combinations. SICUT (Spencer Innovative Cutlery) knives was established in 1994 and now sees the third generation of the family  supplying high-quality carbon steel knives at reasonable prices. I have the …

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Platypus Stealth FC fluorocarbon leader

platypus stealth fc fluorocarbon leader

MANUFACTURED in Japan to exacting specifications, Platypus Stealth FC is a new generation of stealth leader, an advanced fluorocarbon leader that offers anglers cutting-edge technology and excellent value for money, with increased spool lengths for their dollar. With over 120 years of fishing line design, development and manufacturing in Australia, Platypus has comprehensively tested fluorocarbon leaders to ensure they offer …

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