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Getting your head around gear ratios

• by Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling (first published November 2021) Retrieve speeds can be really important in many styles of lure fishing, and those speeds are dictated by several factors, including your reel’s gear ratio.       […]

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Match the catch!

• by Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling (first published October 2021) We all know about ‘matching the hatch’, but what about ‘matching the catch’? Believe it or not, choosing a lure that imitates the fish you’re chasing […]

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Searching for spring gold

• by Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling From Victoria to Queensland, spring marks the peak time to target XOS yellowbelly or golden perch in our dams.       Golden perch or yellowbelly are our second largest inland native […]

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Leaders: the vital link

• by Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling Since the advent of braided lines, leader selection and construction has become an increasingly important consideration for anglers.       In the pull-out Tackle Extra of this issue of Fishing Monthly, […]