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Trout tips - from tackle shops

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013

We did a bit of a runaround Tasmania’s tackle stores to see what their tips for the first month or so of the tackle season were. We asked what the top three places to fish were, plus lures, flies, baits and a few other things.
Here is a rundown on their answers Whenever, and wherever you fish - anywhere, or for any fish in the world - ask the locals and especially ask at the local tackle store. They know what was caught today, yesterday and on what.

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A Work Out for a New Rod

A couple of days ago I went and purchased a new rod for spinning, a 1 to 3 kg starlo stix from Bridges Brothers.

I thought I might give it a whirl so I headed down to the Huon River about a kilometre down from Jubury Park.

I started spinning with a 3 inch Berkley minnow grub in pumpkinseed hoping to hook up on a 1 or 2 pound brownie but I got something a little bigger!
I was casting into the calm below the rapids, on my third cast something struck! My drag started screaming and my rod bent in half.
I followed it down the rapids and into a eddy and played with it for another 20 minutes and then with a little struggle landed it.
It was a 2.5 kg atlantic salmon. I headed back to the spot and on the sixth cast another screaming drag and arching rod, this one took a little longer to land but it was 3.8 kg.
That was write a work out for my new rod and me and I was very impressed with how it handled. The hook fared worst but still landed the fish.

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