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by Nemesis
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Hi there

A quick plug before I throw it up on Trademe and FB, I have a Lowrance Elite 7 Chirp that's 3 years old that I am selling, has two gimbals and power cables (you never know when you are going to set up that second vessel, right?) a Navionics Platinum Chart Card and a 50/200 khz transducer. It's a tid...
by Nemesis
Fri May 04, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drogue/Sea anchors
Replies: 23
Views: 1830

Re: Drogue/Sea anchors

I have both the Tagit and the Rob Fort lightweight material drogues. (The Rob Fort one was purchased after a lapse in the brainium meant I left my drogue at home on a trip). My $0.02 - the lightweight Rob Fort is my preference, rolls up really nicely and seems to set and hold better. I also like the...
by Nemesis
Thu May 03, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 1985

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

Who knew Shimano NZ read these forums.... You'd be surprised who reads these forums! :D :D Seriously, I work for Composite Developments, we bring Okuma and Savage Gear into New Zealand, along with several other brands. I think in this case it's a pretty simple mix up, and Shimano have certainly don...
by Nemesis
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Square Top 23 April
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Square Top 23 April

SitDown wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Will post some spots for you guys to try out next mish
You're on! That would be excellent. :D :D
by Nemesis
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Square Top 23 April
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Square Top 23 April

Being cunning I had booked the Monday and Tuesday off as leave before Anzac day, and went camping with family and a mate and his family at Otautu Bay, Colville. Naturally both of us took our kayaks and fishing gear. Saturday and Sunday it blew it's nut off from the South West, but the forecast for M...
by Nemesis
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 26
Views: 2612

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

I agree with all of the above, and the ignorance and poor behaviour of many skippers on the water. I, for my sins, do get to skipper a boat a fair bit, and have had my fair share of incidents with other idiot skippers, so it's cold comfort that it's not just kayakers at risk on the water. I'd wager ...
by Nemesis
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Is 7'9'' too long jak fishing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: Is 7'9'' too long jak fishing?

awondering wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:01 am
I just dont get the 8ft rods at all :^)
Agree. Largely they are canal rods, will throw a light jig head (think 1/8 oz or less) a long way, but there's hell to pay in a kayak for that length.
by Nemesis
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie Rod and reel setups (Nelson)
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Newbie Rod and reel setups (Nelson)

What style of fishing are you wanting to try? I am guessing from the mention of Scarborough and sinkers it's bait. A good couple of options are either going spin with a baitfeeder type reel (Okuma Avenger, Shimano Baitrunner, Penn Liveliner) that mean you can strayline and cast easily. Get a 6'6 gla...
by Nemesis
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Okuma Komodo 364
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: Okuma Komodo 364

Sold! :) :)
by Nemesis
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Strayline reels
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Strayline reels

It is the rod that does the work. As long as your chosen reel has a smooth drag and can hold the appropriate amount of line, it does not matter. I'd agree to a here, and chose a reel that's reasonably well matched to the rod weightwise. Both of those reels will do the trick, but I'd go with the Cor...
by Nemesis
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Okuma Komodo 364
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: Okuma Komodo 364

Need this gone. $200 now.
It's a steal!
by Nemesis
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Okuma Komodo 364
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: Okuma Komodo 364

It's 6.4:1 retrieve.
by Nemesis
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fluoro leader for soft bait
Replies: 18
Views: 1679

Re: Fluoro leader for soft bait

If you are looking to use a clip consider Mustad's fastach clips. I use fastach swivel clips on all my rigs - trolling, running rigs, dropper rigs, micro jigs. I'm not a big soft-baiter. They are small for their rating, easy (once you get used to the, secure and do not fail (in my experience). I've...
by Nemesis
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Okuma Komodo 364
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: Okuma Komodo 364

dedant wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Bugger! Always the way. My wife just bought me a new reel for trolling, paid $220 too, :( I have wanted one of these for a while now. Great buy for someone.
Convince your wife that you need this reel too! :devil:
by Nemesis
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Okuma Komodo 364
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Okuma Komodo 364

Hi, selling this honey of a baitcaster. It's an Okuma Komodo 364, has stainless steel gears, 11 ball bearings, 11 kgs of drag (carbon fibre), spool driven level wind (means that the levelwind always stays lined up with line going out, meaning no harsh line angles under load when lines going off the ...
by Nemesis
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Softbait/Micro Jigging Reel
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Softbait/Micro Jigging Reel

Okuma Helios 30....Carbon body, rotor and carbon fibre drag.
by Nemesis
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: buying fish finder/ chartplottrt from Ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: buying fish finder/ chartplottrt from Ebay

Just be aware that almost all chartplotters are now "geolocked" so won't work outside of region of purchase.
You can buy an unlock key, but it will cost almost as much as the unit itself.
For a FF, that's not applicable.
by Nemesis
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: ULTIMATE dropper knot tool!
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: ULTIMATE dropper knot tool!

Genius!!!!
by Nemesis
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1566

Re: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?

It's very much a case of you get what you pay for, less any local support in terms of parts and service. One of the things going for any of the locally distributed brands is that they do have excellent back up, parts and service available for when things wear out, as well as testing products for loc...