Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-11-06

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/225281

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/681259

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, November 6, 2010. NT NEWS. 59 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 6 -N O V -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 5 9 C O L O R : C M Y K Softly does itwhere barra fishings concerned Starlo caught and released this 90cm saltwater barra in the lower Adelaide River last weekend while casting a weedless-rigged Squidgy Slick Rig soft plastics into some snags Picture: JO MOYLE-REITER ABOUT STARLO STEVE STARLING is Australias best-known fishingwriter and on-screen presenter with over 20 books and countless magazine articles to his credit. Hes also co-founder of the popular Squidgy range of soft plastics. You can catch Starlos Tight Lines fishing report on 104.1 Territory FM every Friday morning at 7.40am. The result is a lot more hooked fish, many of them coming from spots thatwould be un-fishable using any approach By STEVE STARLO STARLING ITS fascinating how fads and fashions come and go in the fishing world. This years hottest-selling barra lure can easily become next seasons dump-bin discount special as the winds of fishing fortune shift. But I have a feeling the current surge of enthusiasm for weedless or snag-proof soft plastics will be here for quite a while to come. Carefully rigging plastic shads or fish-shaped, soft plastic tails on a wide-gape worm hook with a sinker on the leader ahead of the plastic allows anglers to cast their offering deep into snag piles or over weed beds without constantly fouling up. The result is a lot more hooked fish, many of them coming from spots that would be un-fishable using any approach. Im proud to say that the body of a Squidgy Slick Rig (a lure I helped design) is re garded by many savvy Top End anglers as the ultimate tail choice for building this deadly weedless or snagproof rig. The fact that a Slick Rig body is hollow allows it to crush away beautifully on the strike, exposing the concealed hook point and producing far more solid hookups than most other plastics. But you do need to accept that youll miss a few more fish using this rig than you would with a standard lure. If youre still unsure how to put together a weedless soft plastic rig for barra fishing, get yourself into one of our great local tackle stores and have the staff run you through the process. Its not hard once youve seen it done, but it is important to get it exactly right. My guess is, once youve tried it, the snag-proof soft plastic rig will become a vital string in your barra-fishing bow. ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l TIGHT LINES WEATHER l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au


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