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by dedant
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 9
Views: 253

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 ...
by dedant
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 29
Views: 1443

Re: A cautionary tale

Great write up, thanks. I don't think , hell I know, I wouldn't cope with landing in those conditions. :( :(
by dedant
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Online swap meet, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 726

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 dedant
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wheeleez Kayak Trolley
Replies: 25
Views: 4371

Re: Wheeleez Kayak Trolley

Just add a further conversation. Now I have a lighter kayak ( the Kraken was a great fishing machine but heavy ) and I the C-Tug I had went with it. Is the smaller wheel Wheeleez cart ( $200ish) that much better or do I keep saving and go for the standard one at around $300? I have the Wheeleez wit...
by dedant
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Also a newbie to kayak fishing/fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Also a newbie to kayak fishing/fishing

Welcome to the addiction. :) Enjoy the ride. Tim Taylor runs a guide and hire fishing kayak business down there. He used to do regular informal trips from local spots. NZKayaker.com ( also uses 440's amongst others ;) )
by dedant
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: How about a 'Craziest Lure' competition?
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: How about a 'Craziest Lure' competition?

Growing up I saw a sparkplug, beer can tabs and a flattened Dynabolt sleeve used for kahawai. A few strands of heavy knitting wool worked when trolled ( red for 'couta, white for kahawai) Hohepa showed us how to turn a Moro bar wrapper or chip packet into a flasher rig. I have knicked tea spoons and...
by dedant
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Some interesting things
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Some interesting things

Trace caddy , neat and simple. But don't leave them stored wound up long term, they will take on a set and are a pain to use when acing like springs out of the water. Live bait basket needs a top to keep the fish from jumping out or even the bottom to be blasted through by a diving gannet! :lol: Goo...
by dedant
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1193

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

kingiFiddler wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:44 am
dedant wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Kingifiddler where do I sign up! :)
You just did. :y:
Will post details of the lures once I know what's coming.
Cool.
by dedant
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1193

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

Kingifiddler where do I sign up! :) Keen to drag anything that might work. Heading out next Monday or tuesday ..weather permitting,
by dedant
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 29
Views: 1443

Re: A cautionary tale

Paddle Guy ( Jason Milne ) and Jim Sammons ( Kayak Fishing Tales) have useful You Tube videos on coming in through surf. There is also one I found with a guy on a Hobie Island pontoon and out board set up using a drift chute ( small one ) , however the "surf" on that one would not raise a sweat on m...
by dedant
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 29
Views: 1443

Re: A cautionary tale

Yeah but actually deploying the chute I thought might give you some drag, making it impossible to catch a wave and get turtled. It would be a slow, but steady ride back to shore. You may get splashed a bit though.. Drouge or chute is to negate or lessen the effect of the wind. ie, slow down the dri...
by dedant
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: wheel-ez mini cart for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: wheel-ez mini cart for sale

I only just bought one! Awesome so far . Good buy for someone. :)
by dedant
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Perception swing for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Perception swing for sale

This would be a great "second" kayak to have. Light enough for the wife to carry , easy to paddle by anyone and fun at the beach. :)
If only I wasn't "cash impaired " :P
by dedant
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1193

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

But none of the lure distributors I have emailed with this idea have returned my contact except for one in Oz who gave me the NZ agent details. So I guess that idea is dead in the water. Try changing the lure if they aren't biting :lol: [Waits for laughs....not a sausage, exits stage left] My ADHD ...
by dedant
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1193

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

Comparison time :) The smaller one is a Halco Crazy Diver , comes with two interchangable bibs ( yes , I lost the other one :( ) Two middle ones are Dr Evil , two larger ones are boatshow specials from a couple of years ago , I don't remember the brand. Towing one is like driving a car with square w...
by dedant
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Time for a new PLB...
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Time for a new PLB...

That is compact! Is it around $300? Seems a good deal. :)
by dedant
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1193

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

I coudn't find the old larger Sonic ( I have two ) on the Strike pro website either, the newer Archback one looks about right though. I have a completely unscientific and no doubt technicaly flawed anacdotal ( my English spelling is awful, I know) "test" , one time out off Sullivans Bay I trolled my...
by dedant
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1193

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

I think if you asked ten people to pick their favourite lures you will get twelve different answers! :D However , the ones I use are the Classic Dr Evil (5m and deeper), Strike Pro Sonic is aother, there is a "new" StrikePro Archback Deep Diver model 12cm , I am thinking of ordering, ( H&F will get ...