Tinny Pimp stage one complete – The Wrap!

Awesome day! Got up at 4:30am and headed down to Taren Point to see Craig at Graphic Wraps. I had this image of a burnt orange boat with a killer Bream about to smash a lure. Craig was straight onto it and after a couple of hours on Photoshop I felt like Craig had reached…

Narrabeen Lake flathead and whiting

This morning was my first fish of the season after the winter shutdown, though after this morning I’m not sure if fish know it’s time to wake up. It was quiet to say the least. I fished from 6:30am to 11am and worked really hard for two small flathead and two whiting. It was a…

Short Rear Grip Rods – I Like short butts!

In 2001 I read an article written by Peter Horrobin & Stephen Booth tittle “The short end of the stick” (Horrobin & Booth, 2001). At the time of reading it I had been experimenting with different types of soft plastic and hard body lures for quite a while and I felt like I needed a rod…

Chopper in Crystal Bay – Newport

Chop chop chopper ain’t much chop! I just caught the last half hour of light today but hey, any time with a wet line is better than none. Given the short time frame I thought I may as well try out Crystal Bay, Newport, along the southern shore. I’ve fished this spot years ago in…

Bream and flathead in Narrabeen Lake

I just managed to catch the last hour of light today and it was absolutely beautiful. I started out throwing the Ecogear VX40 (435). This is the first time I’ve used this lure and I love it! It casts like a bullet, especially on the light line. It wasn’t long before I was onto a…

Monster 72cm Flathead from Narrabeen Lake

What started out as a very quiet session wading around the back of Narrabeen Lake ended up with a personal best flathead on light line. A 72cm, 3kg flathead on 1.8kg line. The monster lizard inhaled the Ecogear SX40F at 5pm and had me dancing all over the place for the next 25 minutes. When…

G Loomis IMX S841-2, my favourite breaming rod

This is a beautiful rod.   My G.Loomis IMX S841-2 is by far my favourite rod. I’ve never found another rod like it. I own two other G.Loomis GL3’s but the IMX S841-2 is in another league. This is an ultra-light action rod with a short grip. It is so light and balanced it feels…

Ecogear SX40F – my favourite hard body lure

The Ecogear SX40F range is my favourite hard body lure right now. Ecogear have done a superb job designing these lures. They come in a variety of colours that suit a wide range of natural environments.  My personal favourite right now is colour 348 (black and red). I’ve caught bream, flathead, whiting and tailor on…

FG Knot

This is a great knot for tying a fluorocarbon leader to braid. If tied well, it has excellent strength and it’s small profile allows it to easily pass through guides. When tying fine diameter lines I personally find I get a better knot if I use a light-to-moderate tension on the line for the first half…