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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:30 am 
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HI James,

Have been absent from Indian Angler for a long while, now have come back to find stupendous greyhound mahseer gracing its pages. Congrats!!!

(Say, is that Bob Roberts in your team?).


Just my ten rupees worth:

- The 30-lb Fluorocarbon leader seems undergunned. Fluorocarbon flakes easily under abrasion. For Malaysian mahseer, I normally use 40-lb even though it's a mite heavy for the lure. But my personal favourite is Daiwa Crystal Clear, 30-lb. It's almost as 'invisible' as fluorocarbon, it's tougher, and cheaper!

- The issue is the treble. Single hooks of the same gauge are better, obviously lighter and will not bend double or straighten. Gamakatsu and Decoy are good.

- If you insist on trebles for your smaller lures, the only ones I know are VMC 5X, down to size 6.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:14 pm 
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Nice fishing guys.........

With regards to the tackle would an uptide rod of 2-6oz be better suited to the spinning/lure fishing? If you think the hook failures are down to the initial hook-up just maybe the softer tip on an uptider would give the cushion to absorb some of that power?
Just a thought as I have a trip to the Cauvery booked for January and I am currently trying to sort out what tackle I will need. I have a 20-60grm lure rod for lighter work but think the added backbone of the 2-6oz uptider will be better suited to the serious lure fishing from all that I have been told. I also have the real big boys toys for the bait fishing........

Darren.


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Thanks for sharing them with us


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:51 am 
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Indeed some good suggestions to save lure.... :D

Appreciate the info guys.. :D


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