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by kingiFiddler
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 115
Views: 8028

Re: Greenland Paddle

Thanks for all that, and all your help. Wow, 550gms must feel like nothing until blade hits water.
by kingiFiddler
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 115
Views: 8028

Re: Greenland Paddle

Thanks HLD. If I screw up the entry, or, especially with GP1 before I sharpened and rolled the edges a bit more, I both feel and hear the cavitation through at least the first half of the stroke. Boy does it feel ugly. The noise GP2 makes upon exit is different than that and it's so smooth throughou...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 115
Views: 8028

Re: Greenland Paddle

Had a chance to test the new paddles. GP2 (the darker cedar) is smooth and a real joy to paddle. First time with cedar so a very different flex to my kauri/rimu GP1. Haven't settled on a final loom shape but very happy with how it paddles. Fully powered up it's got a really neat 'fsssk' on exit. Not...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

Well fellas and fellesses, it's not often I get a win but I've found someone with the moulds who is willing to make some up. I'm told they aren't sure on price yet but did say much cheaper than retail. I'd like to make it worth their while to dust off these moulds and hoping someone else is interest...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Yo crew
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Yo crew

Good luck with the tuna and the weather. Was just musing recently how shite the yak fishing weather has been for the last few months. Time I can get out mid-week have been crap weather and then the times it's good on the weekends I've had other 'stuff' to do. hope you have better luck :-)
by kingiFiddler
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

Kiwi fishos wary of fancy new fangled things :lol: Ha, fancy calling it new. I learned about them when my old man taught me everything he knows about feeding fish. He gave me a big bag of 'em 20 years ago and I'm almost out and not because I've lost many to the sea, rather light fingers over the ye...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

This has me wondering what happened to JARA? Did someone buy them out and shelve it? It's too good a sinker to not be sold by someone. I don't doubt the Kilk stuff works and will buy some if I have no other choice, but there was nothing much wrong with the JARA sinkers. I never lost one unless the l...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:08 pm
How about these?

https://www.smartmarine.co.nz/search/?t=klik
Thanks for that. Looks like an easy way to change weights. But it looks like they grip rather than run?
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

I'm getting low and can't find anyone who stocks them. Does anyone know of anyone who still sells these please? Alternatively, what do people use instead that's better? Just clip drop shot / bomb type sinkers on and off instead? I'm not a fan of rubber core sinkers but may not have much choice. Ta. ...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Online swap meet, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: Online swap meet, anyone?

Would anyone with a spare 6000-sized baitrunner reel in good nic want to swap it for a greenland paddle? I've got three paddles, two of which I haven't tested yet but if they work as well as I hope I could swap one or both and move onto experimenting with different paddle styles. If they don't padd...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL Harbour Bridge 18/Feb
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: AKL Harbour Bridge 18/Feb

Marc N wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:00 pm
kingiFiddler wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:41 pm
That platter almost makes me want to eat fish.
Go on then, you won't regret it, do like Kina? that too is a Japanese favourite. Not just us Kiwis.
Have lost count of the times I've tried various seafood but it comes back up and out significantly faster and messier than it went down.
by kingiFiddler
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Online swap meet, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: Online swap meet, anyone?

Would anyone with a spare 6000-sized baitrunner reel in good nic want to swap it for a greenland paddle? I've got three paddles, two of which I haven't tested yet but if they work as well as I hope I could swap one or both and move onto experimenting with different paddle styles. If they don't paddl...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL Harbour Bridge 18/Feb
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: AKL Harbour Bridge 18/Feb

That platter almost makes me want to eat fish.
by kingiFiddler
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 115
Views: 8028

Re: Greenland Paddle

Thanks fellas. Am hanging on by my fingernails to the freight train of GP ideas in my head. Will surely be some delightfully catastrophic failures before I kick this GP habit. Bring 'em on.
Once more unto the breach...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 115
Views: 8028

Re: Greenland Paddle

Chickened out on wafer-thin...for now. Will see how these go and compare (bit of experimenting going on) before shave them down more.
by kingiFiddler
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 115
Views: 8028

Re: Greenland Paddle

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:21 am
Plus, you can mix up the laminates from different boards to get nice contrasts
And different flexes too. I was surprised at the difference. Learning at every turn :-)
by kingiFiddler
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 115
Views: 8028

Re: Greenland Paddle

To be honest, I never really priced just enough for a paddle. $20 sounds way better than I thought it would be. I just bought 5 lengths of cedar for a pergola extension job I'm on and that came to almost $900 so didn't even bother doing the math on one stick for a paddle. On the matter of length, GP...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 115
Views: 8028

Re: Greenland Paddle

Good for you. If you get the chance, after a few outings could you try your euro paddle again and see how that now feels? I'm just wondering if yours will be like my experience and it felt so ugly that I gave up after about 100m. Also keen to learn what you settle on for the loom shape. It's still a...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 115
Views: 8028

Re: Greenland Paddle

Blazer, it's been two weeks. How did the new paddle go on its maiden voyage?

I'll finish up GP2 and GP3 this weekend, all going well. Still experimenting so am not sure which, if either, will paddle OK.