lures for BIG tailor

hey guys. seeing as me and few of the blokes from this site are heading up north on the weekend, just wondering wat typwe of lures you would recommend for big tailor, already taking up 30-40gram metal slices and a couple of roostas, any other poppers? stick baits? ect.. cheers


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to add!

Sun, 2007-11-11 17:08

Lively lure kingfisher fat R definately and i'm now using the Maria Bullschops (weighted for distance) lure....work well!



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wat about the mini dumbell

Sun, 2007-11-11 17:51

wat about the mini dumbell poppers? would they work?

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better options!

Sun, 2007-11-11 17:54

Yeh they work but they're more effective as a bloop and pause calm water popper, not my go to lure for tailor but!


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Yeah Ryan i have found the

Mon, 2007-11-12 08:12

Yeah Ryan i have found the same. I have been having some good success on the roosta 80's of late but you cant go past the Fat-r's and The new ritcher plugs! They also go hard :)

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I got one of them lively

Mon, 2007-11-12 08:31

I got one of them lively lure kingfisher fat-r's in my lure box... havnt used it yet... seems a bit heavy?

I been using them Maria Pop Queens, bloody expensive, but awesome finish on them, awesome popper too!

Spess the roosta 80's are a bit light eh?

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Na rickets! In the less

Mon, 2007-11-12 08:34

Na rickets! In the less choppy calmer waters they work a treat when used on a very slow bloop and pause retrieve, much the same as you would for bram, bass etc. When punch cast'd they fly :)

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yeh heavy but!

Mon, 2007-11-12 08:37

The fat-R are about 65 grams and yeh on 6kg and lighter or soft rods in particular aren't good with the fat R and it's casting. I like the weight, you can bomb it out behind the reef breaks and run it flat out without it blowing out and if the school of salmon are further out the weighted end rockets out....especial with a faster tapper graphite rod!

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For exactly that reason that

Mon, 2007-11-12 08:39

For exactly that reason that ryan stated, no tailor popper tackle box should be without them! Extra casting power when needed and they sink well aslo great when the fish are holding a little deeper.

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Yeah awesome :D Oh well, its

Mon, 2007-11-12 08:44

Yeah awesome :D

Oh well, its one for the 9' shorespin :P

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That rod is perfect for the

Mon, 2007-11-12 08:47

That rod is perfect for the job and is one of the combos i use for poppers and metals etc. You might be quite surprised how good it casts 60gms plus :) Sends them sailing!

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Good news then :D My TD

Mon, 2007-11-12 08:51

Good news then :D My TD Tierra with the Sol 3000 bombs 40gram lures but i know i been really pushing it lately cos its optimum really is around 1 ounce max...

Still, this is why i got the new outfit..

Got a Capricorn 4500J for the 9'Shorespin, had my concerns about how far id be able to cast with it, whether it would be further than the Tierra, cos hahah i was casting pretty damn far with the tierra... always close to ~80-100m on a 7' rod.

But good then if it bombs some good sized poppers, i can finally cast the bigger ones without sacrificing distance and the life of my Tierra :D

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haha rickets i ended up

Mon, 2007-11-12 17:46

haha rickets i ended up buying a shorespin today :D:D

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Has a look at on of them

Mon, 2007-11-12 18:13

Has a look at on of them Maria Pop Queens on the  net.  Looks a lot like a Hydro Tiger.  Is that so? 

Also if so, how do they compare?

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i havnt used a hydro tiger

Mon, 2007-11-12 18:16

i havnt used a hydro tiger before, so i wouldnt be able to comment... theyre 40 grams, fairly good sized and have a really great finish on them.. a bit translucent and holographic.