Lure fishing for tailor

Hi i was after some advice for lure fishing for tailor. I have a few metals to use and was looking at getting some poppers if anyone can recomend some good ones. I was hoping to get some advice such as good techniques and maybe a few places i could cast out land based SOR the closer to rockingham area the better but will drive to some locations.

 

I understand people may not want to give away there tips and spots but any advice will be appreciated.

 

Oh and dont guide me to the search function as ive had a look already and have found what im after.

 

Thanks

Strawny


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Maybe we guide you to your local tackle man

Mon, 2012-08-20 19:54

Oceanside Tackle at O'Connor are close to you. The guys down there know their fishing for Tailor almost as well as I do LOL. Lure fishing takes time and experience so best you start with the basic setups and then move up the scale as you feel comfortable. Some respondents to this thread may take you into a skill level you are not ready for, particularly if your rod and reel setup are not right for the job.

Just remember, every lure you lose due to a snag or cast error is going to cost bucks so keep it simple early and advance at your own pace. the metals you have will work if the Tailor are around. Just avoid the reef areas or you will lose them.

As for spots to fish for Tailor, talk to some locals and do some research. It's funny how when the fish are running nobody knows where they are LOL.

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Thanks for that info. As for

Mon, 2012-08-20 20:10

Thanks for that info. As for my rod and reel ive recently purchased myself a spheros 18000 im currently saving for a new surf rod but currently have a wilson 12ft surf striker (nothing special but does the job for now) also have a penn rapid fire rod i use off my mates boat, wharfs and rocks pending how close i can get to the water. The metals i have range between 20-40gms will these be alright?

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 if you are chasing good

Mon, 2012-08-20 20:20

 if you are chasing good tailor 'poppers', you can't look further than richter plugs. 
If you want to spend a vbit more, check out YoZuri 3D poppers. in my mind, they are the perfect popper. 

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Another piece of sel;f-opinionated useless info

Mon, 2012-08-20 22:07

Read above Leemo

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What are you on about?

Mon, 2012-08-20 22:18

Meds to strong? Richter plus are a great start out popper cheap easy to use once you start winding at the right speed

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Vince

Tue, 2012-08-21 11:39

Did they give you a cocktail of meds this time or? 
Richter plugs have to be one of the easiest lures to use for tailor, you must agree.  And, in reference to 3D poppers.... they work really well when retrieved fast, without a blooping action. 

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Yeah Leemo agree, caught bulk

Tue, 2012-08-21 15:25

Yeah Leemo agree, caught bulk tailor on the Richter Plugs over summer. Easily the best well priced surface lure for most fish

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Thanks Leemo will check them

Mon, 2012-08-20 20:31

Thanks Leemo will check them both out. Any colour and size preferences?

 

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white richters seem to do the

Mon, 2012-08-20 22:30

white richters seem to do the business but they all work. your combo is definately not lure friendly altho goin the 2oz and up plugs will help but your 20-40gm metals will be near useless on your 12footer. Ideally 7-10ft rod with fast action is whats needed for the lighter lures.

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I agree with Vince's Comment,

Tue, 2012-08-21 08:53

I agree with Vince's Comment, Slice's are a good starting lure and not overly expensive if you happen to loose a few on snags etc.

Although i do thing your biggest issue will be the rod you are using as it is more suited to casting big sinkers/baits out,

not flicking Poppers, Stickbaits and Slice's.

 

I would suggest you go and see one of the Site sponsor's such as Oceanside - and see what they recommend to you in the way of rod's they stock.

 

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thanks for the advice. i do

Tue, 2012-08-21 09:51

thanks for the advice. i do have my penn rapid fire 6'6 which ive flicked the metals with before and was pretty good for distance. will in the future look at a better rod for lure fishing. 

as for ground to cover im still looking for spots near me i have one ive seen and want to try at the cut but other then that i i only know of a few beaches ive never had any luck at.

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Okay well ive had alook

Tue, 2012-08-21 12:30

Okay well ive had alook through what i have laying around and actually found 2 richter plugs and i have 4 different metals. The richters are pink and green both at 120mm long. The metals are a knight 40g (blue/chrome), halco twisty 20g (chrome), Gyro jig 30g (gold), And a pilchard style 40g.

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Although not a popper Smilin

Tue, 2012-08-21 14:01

Although not a popper Smilin Jacks lures are a cheap and very effective lure for tailor. They also float when not being retrieved so they are easy to get out if you cast them too far and end up over a reef.

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Berkley Frenzy Jay Yelas

Tue, 2012-08-21 21:55

Berkley Frenzy Jay Yelas winning lures; colours very succesfull in trolling and flicking for tailor;  white, charteuse, orange 

 

or "Qantas "(White/Red) firestick suspension 9 cm @ $3.75 @ Big W.

remove front belly triple, no steel leader. on max 10pnd braid, directly tied on.

Nothing beats these as a semi suface tailor lure.

For deeper diving lures, the longer front lipped lures in the same series and brand.

No self respecting tackle shop sells these sadly as they cannot make their markup on these.

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 I have actually had a tailor

Wed, 2012-08-22 07:34

 I have actually had a tailor smash one of these in half haha. Ther aren't bad lures though, I used them a lot when I was younger when I couldn't afford 25 dollars for a stickbait. 

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 hmm thats interesting about

Tue, 2012-08-21 22:28

 hmm thats interesting about the cheaper lures as most people would generally turn a blind eye to such a thing. will have a look at the at some point.

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Fish do not look at the

Wed, 2012-08-22 07:35

Fish do not look at the pricetag, they look for food and as long as the lure looks atractive in their eye and you make it swim propperly it works in catching fish.

I have tried the expensive lures for tailor and these have consistently out fished the others.

Red and white is the colour for not so clear water.

Do not be suprised if you get smashed by skippy as they like these chartreuse coloured lures very much

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 yeah thanks will look at

Wed, 2012-08-22 10:29

 yeah thanks will look at getting some in the near future. now just to find a gap in the weather before i go back to work and throw a few around and hopefully find a good spot to keep heading back to