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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GET WET FOR BASS!

The humble Peacock bass is once again the focus of our day in the woods. Waist deep in the lake is the best way to spend a day chasing these beautiful things with fins...

Small jigs like the IMA Gun Peki can often turn a slow session around. And it did on this day...

On this day we were testing out a new prototype mule for FEED rods. And it was a joy to use, especially on fish like this...

Also put to good use was the brand new DUO Drag Metal Cast jig, and it shone like many of DUO's other products...

The Zebra Cichlid is a welcome bycatch and they go hard when hooked...

This one took a slow worked DUO Realis Vibration...

Using small jigs meant more water can be covered, and it usually paid dividends...

The new DUO Drag Metal Cast jig is an awesome tool for this work...

Peacock Bass are suckers for fast twitched lures, and they don't get much better than the DUO Spearhead Ryuki. This one got nailed nice...

Meanwhile the prototype rod delivered the goods with the long casts and crisp action. Another PB is nailed...

Its the DUO Drag Metal Cast at it again...

Not to be outdone is the tiny IMA Gun Peki jig. Here it produces when worked with the awesome Evergreen Kaleido rod...

Twitch baits seldom go unnoticed around these parts...

And the OSP Rudra is one of the best in the game...

The fish keep cooperating fortunately, and another nicely marked one is landed courtesy of the IMA Gun Peki...

Zebra Cichlids are a little less aggressive but with the right lures they are a viable target...

The DUO Spinbait G-fix worked slow was just too inviting...

As the day wore on the bite got hotter. Here's a tandem on DUO Lures, the Realis Jerkbait and Spearhead Ryuki...

The DUO Realis Jerkbait deserves special mention as a PB lure extraordinaire...

There's nothing more exciting as a spectacular topwater take, and this fish gave just that...

It smashed the DUO Realis Pencil Popper in close quarters and got everyone wet in the process...

The new FEED Rod prototype was tested with a variety of lure fishing styles. From super long casts with jigs to jerking with heavy jerkbaits, we came away pretty stoked by its abilities...

This beautifully marked specimen fell foul to the DUO Realis Jerkbait...

Sometimes an opportunity falls from the sky. And this was one such instance. As the bite tapered off, some surface commotion caught our attention and a quick cast soon had the bruiser interested and it didn't take long for it to take an opportunistic lunge...

The IMA Komomo that had done the trick...

We then finished the day off with the ever reliable DUO Realis Jerkbait...

It isn't a monster but they are fun all the same...

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Monday, August 21, 2017

A DAY ON A BOAT!

Tackle Source spends a great day on the water terrorising the local fish population with the latest and greatest gear. The day eventually turned around and as always the day was rock solid...

The day started gloomy so the fingers were crossed...

We sounded out some fish under the boat, and the first FEED FLIP15 jig dropped scored this little Trevally...

On the second drift the FEED FLIP produces again with this Longfin trevally. It put the prototype FEED micro jig rod to good use...

We then found a willing school of Hard Tail Scads and the FEED FLIP jigs scored a couple...

Casting little lures like the DUO Spearhead Ryuki in to schools also produced the odd Longfin Trev. On the ultralight Major Craft MS-X spin rod, it was as much fun as can be had with a rod in hand...

Going deep with the DUO Beach Walker Fulcrum and we find this Spanish Flag which came straight to the boat courtesy of the FEED Jungle spin rod...

Meanwhile on the surface the slinky DUO Bay Ruf Manic terrorises the Hard Tail Scad population on fish at a time...

And this mini Longfin Trevally proves sizes doesn't matter as it snatches this passing DUO Fulcrum...

With unfavourable currents we persevered with the micro jigs and were rewarded by this nice Golden Trevally on the FEED FLIP15 jig worked with the prototype FEED micro jig stick...

And the above-mentioned combo continues to produce, and the result is another nice Longfin Trevally...

Over the course of the day, we had a few GT encounters but this was the only one which made it to the boat. It took the DUO Realis Jerkbait and gave the FEED Jungle stick a hard time with its tenacity...

Alas the conditions allow for some casting and the rewards came quick, with this nice Coral Trout which took the DUO Tide Minnow Surf got yanked out of its hidey home by the FEED Jungle spin stick...

More anxious moments in the shallows next as the IMA Gyodo lure is smashed by this Goldspot Trevally, but the FEED Jungle rod has it tamed in no time...

Then the Jungle rod is truly pushed to its limits as this nice Coral Trout tries to take the lure home and is brutally pried out...

We get the DUO Beach Walker back home safe with plenty of frayed leader to show...

Few more casts in and a better Coral Trout does the same as the one before it in super shallow water. The fight is absolutely brutal but the FEED Jungle rod pulls through...

More frayed leader connects to the successful APIA Gablin minnow which produced...

Last fish of the day is another Goldspot Trev, this one on a DUO Fangbait 120SR. We wrap up on a positive note with some frenzied action towards the day's end, only to wish we had more daylight...

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Monday, August 14, 2017

IN THE JUNGLE OF KALIMANTAN!

Tackle Source goes fresh, into the heartlands of the Bornean jungle. With our brand new FEED Jungle rods in hand, we felt confident nothing was uncatchable. And it was the case indeed.

Ready to set off. 3 flights and many hours on the road didn't deter the team...

First session produced the goods. This is what we were here for, the revered Red Mahseer...

One of our favourite lures for this type of fishing, the OSP Blitz Max delivered as expected...

The river wasn't at its optimum because of some unexpected rainfall, but it brought out foragers like this Catfish, which liked the Jackall Aska crankbait...

We had to negotiate many hours of riverine obstacles in order to find good water and it would eventually produce. Here is a nice Jungle Perch to get the FEED Jungle rod its workout...

The DUO Realis Crank M65 is deadly in these wild rivers...

There are a few bycatches to be encountered. Here this Jackall Aska finds one...

The Jackall Aska proved its worth throughout this trip and here it shines with a nice Red Mahseer tamed by the light FEED Jungle Spin rod...

The Jungle Perch in these parts are known to grow to big proportions. This is a large one but no where near to the trophies encountered. Nevertheless it gave the FEED Jungle BC rod a workout...

The Jackall Aska crank was in its element...

Another by catch we encountered with frequency is this delicious Mad Barb specie...

This one took a sexy OSP Blitz Max crank with reckless abandon...

In the evening we could enjoy the fruit of our labour. The Red Mahseer is highly revered in South East Asia as a gourmet specie. Over the campfire it was the most beautiful way of enjoying this delicacy. It didn't disappoint...

Next morning we were casting bright and early. From the rapids comes this personal best Jungle Perch for an excited angler. Even with the powerful FEED Jungle spin stick it took some coaxing...

The Jackall Aska crank does it again...

Poppers can be very effective in these wild rivers. Here the FEED BELL15 finds an undersized customer...

Then it was back to power-packed Jungle Perch on equally powerful rods. Made for great fun!

The OSP Blitz Max proves its worth...

With the unfavourable water conditions, we had to work hard for our fish. This Red Mahseer was the best of the trip and it didn't disappoint. It was a short but intense tug of war with the strong Jungle outfit...

Its the Jackall Aska again!

The Jackall Aska cements its status as the go-to lure as another beautiful Red Mahseer and another personal best. The FEED Jungle spin stick shone in the fight...

A mighty take and an explosive run revealed another personal best fish for this happy angler. Turns out to be a beaut Jungle Perch, and a worthy adversary for the strong FEED Jungle BC rod...

No guess for the lure which made the difference. The Jackall Aska continues to collect accolades...

From the same snag came a slightly smaller specimen next, with the OSP Blitz Max at work...

This next capture was extremely special. The small FEED Lures BELL8 popper was smashed explosively on the surface by this beaut Jungle Perch...

It is an awesome fish on the light popper which casts a mile and splashes mad. The lightest FEED Jungle spin stick had its work cut out...

There wa a good balance between Jungle Perch and Red Mahseer in this river system. And it was impossible to guess what fish we would encounter next. The constant is to be always ready with our strong outfits to face any fish. This Mahseer came to the boat in quick time courtesy of the Jungle rod...

The OSP Blitz Max gets the credit...

Then its back to whipping the little popper and a rare Red Mahseer topwater capture is the outcome...

The lithe BELL8 is dynamite in these rivers...

Another surprise capture is a nice Striped Mad Barb which smashed the topwater offering...

The FEED BELL8 does it again...

Our home for the trip. Where we ate, slept, bantered and laughed...

Last day would kick off with the biggest Mad Barb we'd seen, despite the less than favourable water conditions...

It fell for an IMA Pinjack cast at a deep pool...

We struggled to find fish in the deteriorating water but hit the jackpot at a set of rapids when the FEED Jungle spin stick lit up...

The beautiful Jungle Perch smashed the OSP Blitz which ran true in the turbulent water...

The next fish from the same pool was smaller but a special one nonetheless...

The OSP Blitz continues to shine...

Turned out to be a shortened trip curtailed by the water which had turned bad following some overnight rain upstream. This nice Jungle Perch would be the last of the session...

And its the OSP Blitz Max which does the damage once again...


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