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 Post subject: strangest thing ever..
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:44 pm 
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happened today. i was trying out a trifecta again but did not have any luck so i decided to change spots . i went to the very end of the breakwater and as close to the water as i could. i have been rather impressed by the halco tilsan range of lures and had ordered the tilsan big barra. i was surprised at the difference in this lure as opposed to the smaller size. the bigger lure isnot neutrally buoyant and has 3 trebles.
i started casting and was getting rather tired of the unending casts, when it happened. just before the lure was about to hit the rocks i saw a shadow below the lure. i saw the fish and stopped the lure dead in the water. the fish took the lure from below and cleared the water. i saw the flash of silver, not red and knew it was a barra ! my mind did not register the fact that i had raised the rod tip and was jolted out of the the catalepsy by the fish landing back in the water. i had the drag locked tight as i was targeting mj / grouper. the fish started towards the rocks and i had to bulldoze him away. the fish went airborne twice before giving in.
the fun started after that. my man friday went to retrieve the fish and caught the leader , the barra decided to go berserk and the leader was jerked out of his hands which were sliced by the braid. the gaff (never used before) went in to play and the fish was controlled.

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i resumed casting and this time a very small less than 1/2 pound mj took the poltergeist i was using in a very savage manner. the poor tiddler actually caught all the three trebles and stapled itself shut.
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this was the first time i saw a hit by a barra so close. it has only boosted my resolve to get a big one this year.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:48 pm 
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lovely barra there doc.. it looks well fed.. is it about 6 kgs..


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:09 pm 
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sorry mate! no idea but a guess as to the weight . i would say somewhere around 2 kgs. that would be generous estimate.
i am waiting for the 6 kg barra.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:40 pm 
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Nice fish Doc! Congratulation!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:30 pm 
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Very good Barra Congrats on your catch keep it up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:14 pm 
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Congrats Doc, thats a mighty fine barra.

just a note: Beware about handling braid (holding in hand) while there is a fish on the line. I learnt it the hard way.

Regards,
Keyur


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Great Ace_Doc,

A very good catch. Tilsan Barra are really very good lures but they are not strong. Recently a GT almost pulled the hook socket from the body of the lure and the hooks were like straight pins. :roll:

I bet you must have enjoyed your heart stopping fight.

Keep on doing it.

Regards,

Ali. :P


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:37 pm 
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Congrats for the nice catches Doc.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Congrats


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:46 pm 
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thanks to all you gurus for the kind words . i am still on the lag curve , it is just that i have been able to be on the water a bit more and that has made the difference.
the Barra lures are a bit suspect but as i have not hooked into a big one they have held up. i also got a few lures but as they are for freshwater i have not tried them out.
At least i now realise that no snag , no fish.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Nice Barra Ace,

Jeen


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:39 pm 
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Congrats on your New Year Barra...I wish you more tight lines and tight landings.


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