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Offline Big Steve

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Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
« on: Thu 31 Jan 09:59 2019 »
Hi Guys,

Over the long weekend, myself and a couple mates went down to NSW for the break. On Sunday we pulled up at black rock around 5:00am.
Started fishing with frozen pillies, but we were only getting picked off but smaller fish, so that did not last to long.

Changed the setup and started throwing a 28G halco twistie out on braid. This is where the action started and between the three of us we managed to land about 7 fish.
Would have been a lot more and we were hooking up pretty regularly but then the fish would throw the hooks as we were bring them in. Lost about 5 at my feet.

Wanted to know thoughts on changing the trebles that it comes with to single hooks, and if so is there a specific hook that I should be using?

Packed up at around 10am and they were still biting...
Fish were delicious :)

Thanks,
Steve

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Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
« Reply #1 on: Thu 31 Jan 21:31 2019 »
Nice report!
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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #2 on: Fri 1 Feb 08:16 2019 »
    Sounds like a nice weekend to me well done and thanks for sharing.

    Cheers Jason
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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #3 on: Fri 1 Feb 11:46 2019 »
    Big Steve.

    Thanks for the post, I was tempted to go Black Rock couple of times but could not make it. I reckon put a stinger hook on the back of that Halo twist, might be less of a chance of fish getting off. One of the guys that worked for Southport Marine and Dive Centre (few years ago) tried that trick and worked, there was no reason to doubt him as it worked for me on couple of occasions but I went back to using ganged garfish 4X4/0.

    Still a good effort what you and your mates done.

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #4 on: Fri 1 Feb 17:01 2019 »
    I have tried a single in about a 3 or 4 oh in a octopus style shape. Both  single n treble work n both will still loose fish if there is slack line playing the fish in. If they’re being lost in the shore dump it could be due to a poor hook up as the tailor can be hooked under the chin a bit when spinning as they chop at the lure and the flesh tears out easily so maybe using the waves a bit more when in close to beach the fish rather than trying to mussel it up the beach as the waves are receding could help land a few more.
    Looking forward to the next trip

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #5 on: Sat 2 Feb 00:09 2019 »
    What beach bum said, using the waves to bring the tailor is an advantage and keep the tension on until its well landed.

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #6 on: Fri 15 Feb 13:02 2019 »
    Thanks Guys,

    One of the guys went back last weekend, and said they were still going off. Said he did try the single hook on a couple of lures and said he thought his success rate was slightly better. Same sort of size as the previous trip.

    Steve

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #7 on: Fri 15 Feb 14:37 2019 »
    I carry a variety of different size trebles,if the fish are on and I think my drop rate is excessive I go up a size,I really only go a single hook if the fish are a bit shy, it sometimes helps.
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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #8 on: Sun 24 Mar 12:13 2019 »
    G-day steve man, great session ya had mate, when landing tailor a good tip from paulg was keep the rod tip down when playing them in the shallow suds, they dont jump and throw hooks as much so ya keep em the water till a wave comes, if ya rod is way in the air still your actually pulling them upwards and ya lose em,
    With the hook replacement, I replaced some trebled slugs with 2 singles but opposed them on the ring so they face eachother, apparently it helped them set better in the fishs mouth , I never got to use them ha ha so cant tell ya if it worked

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #9 on: Sun 24 Mar 18:33 2019 »
    With tailor swap out the trebles for stingers mounted on kevlar braid.
    Tailor are head shakers and will toss any hook that is attached by a split ring to the lure.

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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #10 on: Sun 24 Mar 23:29 2019 »
    Blaster_Bretty,
    I thought you was retired.

    That sounds very much how the slider rigs are setup. 2 hooks both opposing but on a multiwire trace.
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    Re: Tailor Down at Black Rock NSW
    « Reply #11 on: Mon 25 Mar 09:13 2019 »
    Wow, thanks for all the tips guys, I will def take this onboard with me next time and might set up a few lures with different setups and see how I go.

    We are heading to Fraser for Easter and from what I have seen there are still a few around, so might give it a go then.

    Steve

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