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Trouble Free Line Management - Daiwa Tech Tips

When casting lures it’s important to manage your line during the cast, doing so will improve casting performance and avoid line problems on and off the reel. How to Manage Your Line The road to improved line management and casting performance all begins with the initial cast. Casting your lure out, letting it land on the water, waiting, then closing your bail arm can causes problems, namely loose line wraps, hard top wraps, and unwanted braid knots. This can however be avoided by doing a few easy steps. Stop It...

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Runoff Season Starts Now!

It’s that time of year. The floodplains have started to recede, funnelling baitfish, crustaceans and tad poles in to the creeks around the Top End. Hungry barra will be on the hunt at creek and river mouths, gorging themselves on the abundant food present. While in a feeding frenzy, they can be caught one after the other! If you’re looking to catch a barra in the Top End this runoff season we’ve got the ultimate set ups!

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How To Cast A Spin Rod Correctly - Daiwa Tech Tips

Learning how to cast a fishing rod correctly helps to make your angling more efficient and ultimately more enjoyable. Medium Spin Rod With rod in hand and the thumb placed on top of the rod grip and the fingers wrapping around below, position the stem of the reel between your two middle fingers (you want to have two fingers either side of the reel stem) for optimum control and balance. Then rotate the bail arm and rotor of the reel until the line roller reaches the top of the reel...

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How To Properly Land A Fish - Daiwa Tech Tips

Something that's really difficult for a lot of people when they get a fish close to the boat, is actually landing the fish. Especially if you don't have a landing net and you're on your own. A common mistake anglers make is leaving the butt of their rod in their stomach or hip and trying to pull the fish towards them. What's going to happen is your rod will bend back on itself. If you keep doing this you will eventually snap your rod. What you should do instead is...

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DAIWA TECHNIQUE AND PRODUCT FOCUS: WINTER RAINBOWS ON GLASSIES BY MARC AINSWORTH

It might be cold in Victoria during winter, but the fishing for rainbow trout can be sizzling hot! And don’t worry if you don’t own a boat because baitfishing from the shore can be very effective. We all know rainbows are partial to dough baits however glassies are another option that can be deadly at times. These small baitfish are generally sold in your local bait supplier    Here are a few tips about fishing them: Keep them whole – Glassies aren’t big. Certainly no pilchard! So keep them whole...

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DAIWA TECHNIQUE AND PRODUCT FOCUS: Low Water Levels Around Snowy Mountains Has Trout Fired Up by Matthew Caldwell

With the cold weather, yet clear water conditions recently I have been enjoying some quality trout fishing.  Both Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene are fishing really well with good results coming from most parts of both of the lakes edges, this is the time to start walking and looking for the big browns cruising the edges in search of food. Both lakes have lost a significant amount of water and the fish are in close and moving around gorging on yabbies’ that are forced out of their holes due to...

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