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by dwmonty
Thu May 12, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SI West Coast….
Replies: 19
Views: 2611

Re: SI West Coast….

Lived in Greymouth for two years and regularly walked the coastline. Could probably count the number of days when you would have got a fishing kayak out through the beach surf on one hand, and most of those were mid winter. There is a really nasty current that flows up the coast and it was common fo...
by dwmonty
Sun May 01, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Mid April fishing?
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Mid April fishing?

Thanks for that. Will have to work out the logistics of getting the yak there but hopefully it should be ok.
by dwmonty
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Mid April fishing?
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Mid April fishing?

I'm heading to Nelson for work in mid-May and was wondering if it is worth bringing the kayak? I know that previous fishing trips to the sounds in winter have been fairly unsuccessful but what do people think it will be like in May?
Cheers
Dale
by dwmonty
Tue May 26, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Tasman and Golden Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Re: Tasman and Golden Bay

Be aware that some of the top campgrounds are very busy at that time of year. Kaiteri is normally booked a year in advance. Best to look at smaller more out of the way places. Cable Bay seems very popular for fishing. Okiwi Bay is a nice spot too. Also lots of smaller campgrounds in the Marlborough ...
by dwmonty
Sat May 09, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rollers on the bar of a ute
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Rollers on the bar of a ute

I have one of the ladder rollers fitted to my square Thule racks. Works well so long as the rack is at the very back of the vehicle which won't be an issue on your ute. If I was doing it again I would use a self-centring roller as if you don't get the kayak perfectly straight on the flat roller or t...
by dwmonty
Fri May 08, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Roof rack weight limits
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: Roof rack weight limits

Also worth looking at your vehicle manufacturers spec's. Most only recommend light weights because of the effect it can have on handling. For example my Land Rover Discovery, which can tow 3500kg, is only rated to 50kg on the factory roof rack (only 30kg when offroad). This as mentioned previously i...
by dwmonty
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Storage
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Kayak Storage

Personal experience from seven years ago means I wouldn't trust their gear as far as I can throw it. Admittedly that was a long time ago and things may have changed, but once bitten. It was also for motorised items but the customer support for the faulty items was very poor. Just my opinion though. ...
by dwmonty
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fibreglass tent pole repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: Fibreglass tent pole repair

Thanks guys. Have seen some generic repair sections for sale in town so will have to pop in one day and have a look.
Cheers
Dale
by dwmonty
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fibreglass tent pole repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Fibreglass tent pole repair

I know that it is not kayak related but since there are some talented people on this forum I was hoping for some help. When we were camping recently one of the fibreglass tent poles split. It has not broken right through but instead split a third of the way through and about 60mm along the pole. Man...
by dwmonty
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Cutting through hooks
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

Re: Cutting through hooks

Would it not just be easier to quietly make your way back to shore and seek medical help? Luckily the only hook I have ever put in to myself was a small but heavily weighted nymph while fly fishing on a windy day. Managed to embed it in the back of my head. Was a long walk back to the farm house but...
by dwmonty
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: are there any auto electricians amongest us
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: are there any auto electricians amongest us

Remember to put a fuse in the system! Any 24v system will run lower amps than the equivalent 12v due to formulae that Rob mentioned.
by dwmonty
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Salmon Fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Salmon Fishing

I would suggest that if you go out on a kayak keep well away from anyone fishing from the picket fence. Some of those guys don't take kindly to "outsiders". Be aware that salmon fishing is very hit and miss with some people going out year after year and catching nothing. Having said that there are a...
by dwmonty
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: New PR Bobbin....
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: New PR Bobbin....

Unscientifically I tried it with 20lb braid and flouro then looped the end around the fence and pulled. It was the flouro that snapped first, knot was fine. If someone wants to give me a proper PR bobbin to do some comparison tests I'll do it :lol: but otherwise I'm happy with my cheap (well free as...
by dwmonty
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: New PR Bobbin....
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: New PR Bobbin....

Never had my one fly apart when tying the knots. A bit more weight would definitely be handy to make it spin easier though.
by dwmonty
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: New PR Bobbin....
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: New PR Bobbin....

Yeah I have found the tension can be an issue particularly when trying to put 10lb braid on to 20lb flouro. Best to learn on heavier flouro first. An old fly tying trick for this is to put a loop of line around the leg of the bobbin to increase friction. That would obviously only work on the fly tyi...
by dwmonty
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: New PR Bobbin....
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: New PR Bobbin....

I notice that the PR bobbins online all seem to be around the $50 mark. Personally I use a fly tying bobbin that I already had at home and it works well. These can be picked up for under $20 and then you just need a cotton reel to go on it. I definitely like the PR knot as it runs through the guides...
by dwmonty
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rob Fort guiding
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Rob Fort guiding

Thanks for that Rob. I thought that might have been the case. As someone who has been trying to work out what MNZ system we best fit in to for the last 8 months I totally understand. Unfortunately our operation is very much a square peg that won't fit in to the selection of round holes that MNZ offe...
by dwmonty
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rob Fort guiding
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Rob Fort guiding

Thanks guys
by dwmonty
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rob Fort guiding
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Rob Fort guiding

I finally have a North Island holiday booked for the end of March and have purposefully booked two nights camping at Papa Aroha with the thought of going on a guided trip with Rob Fort. When I look up the website I see "under construction" on the guided trip pages. I remember a while back some talk ...
by dwmonty
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: haast trip.
Replies: 15
Views: 1788

Re: haast trip.

Awesome effort. I take it you are the guys on the Canterbury facebook page that were mentioning a west coast trip. Would love to fish down that way but the thought of big sharks has always put me off.
Cheers
Dale