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    Tips for eging

    Just thought that I would share some of my tips or what i find to work for me that may help others:

    - Structure structure structure: Squid love weed beds, boulders and reef patches! Find a location that has enough structure for the calamari/squid/cuttlefish to hide and ambush prey
    - Peak times: Early morning and late afternoons seem to work the best for me with a run in
    - Search: Move around and cast your lure around to find the calamari as the more area you cover increases the chance you have to find them.
    - Colours of the rainbow: Try match the lures to suit the conditions but either following the recommended undertapes and foils recommended on the Yamashita colour chart. I also strongly recommend switching colours every few casts to try and grab their attention.
    - Jigging: Try different actions to see what works best that day
    - Get down: Squid don't usually roam around on the surface of the water as they would be an easy target for other fish. As they provide a tasty meal, they sit down near the kelp beds to prevent being spotted and to help ambush prey. Get the lure as close as you can to the bottom (at least within 1m from the bottom) to have the best chance in catching them.
    - Jig choice: Use a quality jig such as Yamashita egi's which have better action, stronger clothes, sharper hooks and a better balance system overall
    - Leader: Use a quality fluorocarbon leader such as the sunline v-hard or sunline black stream EGI (specialised fluorocarbon for eging) which will increase your catch rate as well losing less jigs.


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    Agree 100% with what Gabriel has noted. The only other thing that I would add is

    Hangtime - What I mean by that is that the squid generally attack a jig while it is falling. The violent jerks are put onto the jig to get the squid's attention and the time that the jig is falling is when the squid attack. The longer the hangtime, the longer the squid has to attack the jig.
    Generally, I would give 3 whips of the rod to give the jig about 7-9 seconds of hang time. I've found that shorter hangtime dramatically reduces catch rates.

    Cheers Scott

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    I knew I would forget something! Nicely explained Scott. The hang time is probably one of the most important factors when eging as this is the time where they hit the lure as you said.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P9I865R5OA

    or try eging in the right location lol
    dont get mad at me Gaberial

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeycowang View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P9I865R5OA

    or try eging in the right location lol
    dont get mad at me Gaberial
    and that

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaker985 View Post
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    That's a great article you have shared there Michael, thanks for the share.

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