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The Squidgies Bio Tough Story

The Bio Tough range marks a clear departure from traditional Squidgies, and a bold new direction for the brand. These tails are manufactured from an extremely tough “Dura Stretch” material that’s far more resistant to cutting, tearing or breaking than earlier Squidgies. 

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Catching Snapper on Squidgies - Part 2

Snapper are not only eminently catch-able on Squidgies, the fact is that in many situations, Squidgies are capable of matching or even exceeding the results achieved using natural baits. Starlo guides you on your way to a successful Snapper season on Australia's favoutite soft palstic lures.

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Catching Snapper on Squidgies Part 1

Today, fishing with plastics for snapper is a very firmly entrenched part of the overall Aussie angling scene, and Squidgies are recognized as being amongst the very best lures available for this task.

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Trout on Squidgies - Part 2

What Squidgies should you choose for targeting trout (and redfin perch)? As Starlo explains, this isn’t necessarily a cut-and-dried question with a simple, one-size-fits-all answer. That said, there are definitely some options that are better than others

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Trout on Squidgies - Part 1

Truth is, the trout-on-plastics scene in Australia remains in its relative infancy and, to my way of thinking, that makes it doubly exciting. As mentioned before a great deal of developmental work remains to be done before we can claim to know half as much about catching trout on Squidgies as we do about catching flathead, bream, bass and even yellowbelly and cod on these same lures. What we do know, however, is that soft plastics work extremely well on the salmonids!

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Catching Flathead - Part 2

You don’t need super expensive or highly sophisticated gear to catch plenty of flatties on Squidgies. The ideal, all-round flattie outfit for use in estuaries, bays and harbours is a 2500 or 3000 size Shimano spinning reel

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Catching Flathead - Part 1

There are more than 30 species of ugly-but-tasty bottom dwellers aptly known as flathead living in our salt and brackish waters, and at least a couple of types are available almost anywhere you might care to cast a line, right around Australia’s vast seaboard.

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Starlo's five top tips for catching Bream on Squigies

Starlo's has been kind enough to list a simple, five-step strategy for cracking the bream-on-Squidgies code, and this is accompanied by a short, no-nonsense how-to video clip.

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Bream fishing for Barra

Bream fishing for barra… It’s a term I’ve found myself using more and more since my three-year stint living in Darwin. It reflects a significant shift in the approach that an increasing number of northern anglers now adopt when chasing the iconic barramundi, especially in reasonably clear, shallow waters; both salt and fresh.

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Catching Kingies & Pelagics on Squidgies

At first glance, fast-swimming pelagic species such as tailor, salmon, trevally, tuna, wahoo, mackerel and the mighty yellowtail kingfish might seem to be about the least likely candidates for successful soft plastic fishing. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

This fact originally came as something of a revelation to me. My eyes were first opened on trips to Cape York and other tropical locations during the 1990s. I’ve always really enjoyed chasing surface-feeding schools of...

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