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by Cowboy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?

I love the Shimano TLD it can be used for all sorts of fishing stray lining, rock fishing, jigging. I know its a large reel for a kayak but they are pretty indestructible and easy to service yourself. If shimano would release a smaller version I would pay good money for it. Had mine four years now ...
by Cowboy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?

I love the Shimano TLD it can be used for all sorts of fishing stray lining, rock fishing, jigging. I know its a large reel for a kayak but they are pretty indestructible and easy to service yourself. If shimano would release a smaller version I would pay good money for it. Had mine four years now f...
by Cowboy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad Back
Replies: 15
Views: 1112

Re: Bad Back

Yep I have arthritis in my back. Ive found using a trailer helps with solo launching. I chuck my wheels on before pulling of the trailer.
I also use a foam roller on my back to stretch and aid circulation.
by Cowboy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Estimating value of second hand rods and reels?
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Estimating value of second hand rods and reels?

Who is your insurance with Mike?
Hopefully not mine or I will have to take a closer look at my policy.
by Cowboy
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Cobra Marauder for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Cobra Marauder for sale

Kayak in good used condition. Seat is worn but serviceable.
Also comes with Fiberglass paddle, life jacket, Fish lip gripper, chill bag, rod tubes and Lowrance Fish finder (1 year old).
by Cowboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on Buying my first Kayak, what do you think of this one?
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Tips on Buying my first Kayak, what do you think of this one?

Looks good to me, Ive always gotten 2nd hand yaks and they have always been covered in scratches. As long as they are not deep with raised edges its all good. My last 2nd hand kayak looked similar when I got it and it is still going strong 5 years later. Id much rather have a good 2nd hand Viking or...
by Cowboy
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whale Island
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: Whale Island

Cool cheers Im trying to get an idea of what I should be aiming for when I do big paddles. I've done 10/15 km round trips but am looking at increasing it to snag some puka.
by Cowboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To cut the line or not? It has been answered for us
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: To cut the line or not? It has been answered for us

Ive pulled in snapper with hooks in their mouth and a kahawai with a hook in its throat and the trace and swivel hanging out its mouth. Both were in very healthy condition.
by Cowboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whale Island
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: Whale Island

Sounds like an awesome day, seeing those orca would have made it perfect, never mind maybe next time. What was your average speed coming back.
by Cowboy
Mon May 29, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Free Diving from Kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Free Diving from Kayak

Cheers Mike.

Yep Ive had a few run ins with boaties trying to run or tip me over. Funny bit is they seem taken aback when I confront them on shore.
Good idea about the anchor rope I will make it a habit.
by Cowboy
Fri May 26, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Free Diving from Kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Free Diving from Kayak

Cheers Kerry.

Already subscribed mate, I did not notice the diving vids.
I will have another look through your posts and study up.
Keep the posts coming mate they help get me through the crappy Naki weather.
by Cowboy
Fri May 26, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Free Diving from Kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Free Diving from Kayak

Hi guys and gals.

Im getting into spear fishing and want to dive from my kayak. I was wondering if anyone on here does the same and could pass on any knowledge or advice.
by Cowboy
Fri May 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blue Mako F40 Profish vs Cobra Marauder
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: Blue Mako F40 Profish vs Cobra Marauder

Get a second hand viking mate
by Cowboy
Sat May 13, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: REEL SCREAMING KAYAKS SHOW - Episode 7
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: REEL SCREAMING KAYAKS SHOW - Episode 7

Awesome videos mate keep them coming. Just the thing for these rainy Naki days
by Cowboy
Sat May 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS stealth 495
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: FS stealth 495

is this still for sale?
by Cowboy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Viking Profish Reload wants a new owner
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Viking Profish Reload wants a new owner

Hi mate do you have any more pictures.
And was this a factory second.
by Cowboy
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: REEL SCREAMING KAYAKS SHOW - Episode 6
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: REEL SCREAMING KAYAKS SHOW - Episode 6

Nice video mate cheers
by Cowboy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: John Dory Fishing ~ How do you rig a live bait?
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: John Dory Fishing ~ How do you rig a live bait?

Yea demons are my favorite, they have a high percentage hook up rate