This is a fish I affectionately named Frank the Tank. He came from a laydown at Eungella Dam (December 2011) and in addition to giving me a heap of fun he also gave the spinnerbait a good work out. I’m not sure what they love more, eating spinnerbaits or destroying them. I know I’ve had them do plenty of the latter.
Rods and reels are best considered tools for a job, the job being to catch fish. Look at it the same way a golfer does with golf clubs.
Take a look in a golfer’s bag and you’ll notice that all the clubs are different and all clubs are designed with a specific job in mind and to perform a specific job.
The same goes with rods and reels. You wouldn’t use a heavy 7’6” swim bait rod for fishing unweighted plastics, just like you wouldn’t use a putter for t-ing off. With this concept in mind let’s take a look how I went about putting together a collection of rods and reels.
Honestly, I can’t say that I liked it. Like it doesn’t do it justice. Love is the best way to describe it. I’m not sure that I’m ready to sell my beloved Steez collection and replace it with a stash a T3s but I’m certainly ready to get my hands on one permanently and throw a lot lures with it.
Two days on the water, 26 hours of fishing and 50 plus fish (not all caught on the T3 though) gave me the chance to give this new silver bit of Daiwa baitcaster wizardry a reasonably roadtest pre-Christmas at Eungella. Do I think they live up to hype? Hell yeah! Would I recommend them as a must have for baitcaster anglers? F-yeah!
Here’s the rundown on my thoughts on the T3.
Well the boat is washed and packed and ready for the 12 hour road trip to Pinnacle on Saturday morning, and the finishing touches on the tackle is pretty much taken care of (Is it really? says the little voice in my head).
This trip I’m going to do things a little different. Generally when I get to fish Eungella it’s while I’m up north running the BARRA Tour, so it’s a get in, catch as many fish as you can with tried and true techniques then get out and get back to running tournaments.
This time around there’s no work items on my to-do list so instead of going straight to things that I know work, I’m going to try some stuff that’s different.
So here’s a break down on the new stuff that I’ve got in mind.
It’s been a long and stressful year at work and personally so I can’t wait to get two full days on the water, just me, no phone, no emails and only the exhaustion of fishing to keep me company.
I’ve got some new gear I want to road test, and a selection of lures that I want to see if sooties will be as keen on as I am.
This week I’ll bang together a story on my box of wanna be tackle winners, plus give you a run down on my boat load of rods, reels and lures and prep that I’m going for my Xmas hit. I love showing off my tackle.