Life StrawThe Life Straw, an essential part of my river fishing

I'm not one for carrying backpacks or drink bottles when river fishing as I like to fish as light as possible. This small item is an essential pert of my river fishing.. it's called the Life Straw.

Here's what I carry with me at all times when trout fishing the rivers since suffering a severe stomach & bowel infection from drinking the water direct from the rivers here in Tassie.

Yamaha 25 two stroke long shaft

Tiller steer motor. In very good running condition. Can test drive on boat. No issues at all. One of Yamaha's most outstanding motors ever. Only reason for sale is due to upgrading to 4 stroke. Although I have put around 2000 exact model year is unknown. They still make this motor. Weight is about 50KGs. $1800. Motor is in Launceston.
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Sorting the tackle box

What is it about catching bream on lures, or any fish for that matter, which makes an angler, buy all kinds of weird and wonderful lures to try and trick them?  After spending the winter re organising and sorting out the tackle box, (numerous times) I discovered that there were lures in my collection, which have not caught a fish let alone seen a drop of water. There were hard bodies of all types, deep diving minnows, shallow water minnows, shads, surface lures and assorted soft plastics. 

Drogue review by Michal Rybka

I was recently asked to conduct a comprehensive review of a drogue based on a design by Peter Hayes, but with further development and changes.

A drogue is simply a device that enables you to slow down the drift speed of your boat.

For an excellent review and further information, read here

Jim Allen drogue Woods Lake

 

RiseSLICEGlassPhotochromicGreyTonic Polarised Eyewear

Tonic Polarised Eyewear, the new leader in high quality fishing sunglasses, has released the new Rise in time for summer.  Rise features the new SLICE lens, the thinnest and lightest polarised glass lens in the world.

Doug Phillips, maker of high quality polarised eyewear in Australia since 1992 and founder of Tonic Eyewear says: “the Rise is designed for fishing with hockey arms that curve over your ears.  It is extremely lightweight with our nonslip adjustable nose pads giving all day comfort.  This is definitely a world class product”.