My GT Gear

My GT Gear

Stella 2000FA with 80lb braid on a Saltiga GT86 PE8 rod. Shimano Ocea 60g sinking stick bait with Owner Hyperwire 220lb split rings and ST-66TN 3/0's .


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Your a rich boy Jay!

Mon, 2007-07-23 17:08

Loaded up with the cash and the reels lol! Land any that day you went?

All the best for the future fishing trips!
Cheers.. Jangles

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No mate, hooked a huge

Mon, 2007-07-23 17:16

No mate, hooked a huge spanish mack though. It wasn't really a GT session unfortunately, so I didn't get to do much popping.

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I wish I had a nice fish to

Mon, 2007-07-23 20:03

I wish I had a nice fish to go with it buddy but it didn't work out that way unfortunately!

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Hey Jay,60g is rather light,

Mon, 2007-07-23 22:36

Hey Jay,
60g is rather light, does that cast ok? Or maybe you were chasing somethign else...?




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When I was up there last

Tue, 2007-07-24 11:59

When I was up there last week, having a play with the junior brigade off one the headlands, I got monstered by a GT that wouldn't of given any change from 15kg. It was trying to eat the little queenies I was pulling in at my feet despite my livie floating under a ballon 25 meters away. Brought the livie in to my feet and watched it get eaten. 250 meters of 6kg later I had to put my hand on the spool and bust off. He was not stopping till he got across the bay.
20 years ago they were very common along with big queenies from any prominent point that has the tide run past. Now that was the only decent fish I saw.
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You don't always need big

Tue, 2007-07-24 16:20

You don't always need big lures to catch big GT's Kasey. I can cast it almost as far as I can with the 120g poppers.

G'day Noha, GT's are still a common sight in the archipelago and with little people who actively target them I'd say there is still just as many as there always has been.

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Ok Jay,Saltiga rod must have

Wed, 2007-07-25 13:27

Ok Jay,
Saltiga rod must have quite a soft tip then. Just bought a broomstick thats rates 'max lure: 270g'.
Haven't tried it out yet, but I am worried.

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270g is heavy, do you even

Wed, 2007-07-25 15:40

270g is heavy, do you even own any poppers/stickbaits like that?

What rod was it KC?

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Sorry Jay,Read around a bit

Wed, 2007-07-25 16:34

Sorry Jay,
Read around a bit and found that the saltiga does indeed handle 60g (+50g or so for splits and trebles) fine. An easy casting forgiving rod, good to start with.

My heaviest popper is 180g, or 230g total. 270g is max, but 'apparently' it does 150-180g fine.
Haha, I'll have to find out. Go down the the river or somehting for cast practice and scare away all the bream. :P :P

Reason I bought it was because I plan (aka. dream) of flying off to do some serious popping coming soon, and I'll need a very 'wild' rod for some 'violent' fishing (hint hint) :P :P Honsu's Exmouth report, along with some others, have spooked me enough to realise if I want to land the buggers I'll have to toughen up.


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"An easy casting forgiving

Wed, 2007-07-25 16:55

"An easy casting forgiving rod, good to start with."

Yeah precisely the reason I bought it.

Sounds good mate. Any idea where you might be going? I've got Rowley shoals booked for next year so hopefully I'll be able to land a few big GT's there. After that, I reckon I'll probably head to New Caledonia for a dedicated GT trip in 2009.

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waiting for confirmations so

Thu, 2007-07-26 13:49

waiting for confirmations so at this point I can't really say...

Its fortunate that WA has them, but a serious bitch in the lack of professional charters for GTs. Unless I am mistaken....

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"Its fortunate that WA has

Thu, 2007-07-26 16:23

"Its fortunate that WA has them, but a serious bitch in the lack of professional charters for GTs. Unless I am mistaken...."

Yes, very true. It would be great if there was some based in Exmouth.

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With the amount of japanese

Fri, 2007-07-27 06:47

With the amount of japanese travellers coming to wa to hold on to some sambos im sure its only a matter of time before they start chasing GT's out of exmouth or simular. Every Japanese client of  mine can say only 2 words about fishing......."SAMBO" and "GT"!

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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Well, this was a while ago,

Thu, 2009-10-08 23:16

Well, this was a while ago, wasn't it Jay.

Look at those tiny hooks... a GT just might fart at it in NC.

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haha yeah times have changed

Fri, 2009-10-09 05:57

haha yeah times have changed now..