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by Nemesis
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Softbait spinning reel sub 250nzd
Replies: 8
Views: 2279

Re: Softbait spinning reel sub 250nzd

If possible I'd save a bit longer and go for this http://www.fishingdirectnz.co.nz/shop/Shop+By+Product/Fishing+Reels/Softbait+Reels/Shimano+STRADIC+2500+Ci4+Reel.html?id=tScsXs4d&mv_pc=s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; That's a lovely reel and well worth snapping up! Worth adding th...
by Nemesis
Mon May 23, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Lowrance Elite-4 CHIRP
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Lowrance Elite-4 CHIRP

It's a great little unit and perfect for the GT, easy to use and easy to fit. Get a Lowrance Kayak Scupper Transducer Mount, it makes the install easy.
I'd recommend putting tape over the card slot to help with the waterproofing and invest in a sounder cover.
by Nemesis
Tue May 10, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trolling livebaits for kingfish
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Trolling livebaits for kingfish

Do the kahawai swim alright with the hook up by the dorsal? In a word - no. Sorry that was me typing without fully engaging brain. That position is better when they are just swimming. I think you may need to up your gear a little, the Black Max reel is a good little reel, but it's limited in drag a...
by Nemesis
Tue May 10, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trolling livebaits for kingfish
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Trolling livebaits for kingfish

What rod and reel are you using? To troll your livie, do you have a ball sinker above the livie to keep it down? I alternate between Gamakatsu 5/0 live bait hooks and Gamakatsu 8/0 Octopus Circle. Both of them I run with enough drag to stop the livie ever taking line. With Jack Macks I generally pin...
by Nemesis
Mon May 09, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Soft baits
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Soft baits

by Nemesis
Fri May 06, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Product Support - Lowrance
Replies: 35
Views: 3167

Re: Product Support - Lowrance

You won't deal with lowrance, any shop returns go to Navico which is the reseller here in NZ. The support you got good or bad has nothing to do with lowrance. Sorry, this isn't quite correct. Navico is the parent company for Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. They have a sales/support office and a large res...
by Nemesis
Mon May 02, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Very Good deal on OK Trident 4.1 at marine deals
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Very Good deal on OK Trident 4.1 at marine deals

MadMike wrote:LOL would like to see em ship to the south island for $69 bucks. last one I sent down there was closer to $350
Easy peasy at $99.95.
Seriously, got a good deal on freight for a change.
by Nemesis
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: New Lowrance Totalscan Transducer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1864

Re: New Lowrance Totalscan Transducer.

My fear in the boat with a touch screen would be pushing my finger through it in a rough situation trying to change settings. buttons are hard enough to hit somedays. I know what you mean, but the touch screen is a great cure for my continuous need to adjust settings and mark every sign.... Serious...
by Nemesis
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: What are your favourite jig heads?
Replies: 24
Views: 3569

Re: What are your favourite jig heads?

Mustad 2/0 and Jig Star 3/0 in a range of weights.
by Nemesis
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Heavy trace on wax wings?
Replies: 15
Views: 3619

Re: Heavy trace on wax wings?

It's black.
by Nemesis
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Fastach Swivel Clip Sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Fastach Swivel Clip Sizes

A mix of the 15lb and the 24lb. They are small and strong, the 24lb is a little easier to use with slow jigs and anything with a slightly thicker eye.
by Nemesis
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Heavy trace on wax wings?
Replies: 15
Views: 3619

Re: Heavy trace on wax wings?

What about a short length of 1.5mm steel trace? I've seen that used fishing for trout, when pike are also around. Come back a bit from that if you are going to be using steel, sounds like shark trace... 0.5mm is 150lbs for the Surecatch Steel Trace. also if you are going down the steel path, make s...
by Nemesis
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Heavy trace on wax wings?
Replies: 15
Views: 3619

Re: Heavy trace on wax wings?

There's no easy solution for those toothy robbers, and I've seen 100lb fluoro sliced through by them. I'm guessing you are using the 88mm Waxwings, which are quite a light lure. A nylon trace that is heavy enough to survive the teeth will certainly inhibit the action of the lure. One solution maybe ...
by Nemesis
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: New Lowrance Totalscan Transducer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1864

Re: New Lowrance Totalscan Transducer.

Haven't had a bash with one yet as the necessary adapter cable to go from the Lowrance Blue Plug to the new Ti plug isn't in stock yet. I have used a previous Lowrance touch unit on a boat, and have had no issues with wet/slimey fingers, apart from a grubby screen. That aside, the screen on my Xperi...
by Nemesis
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lottin Point - Cape Runaway - Matakaoa Point Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: Lottin Point - Cape Runaway - Matakaoa Point Advice

Thanks guys.
Has anyone launched from Hicks Bay wharf?
by Nemesis
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lottin Point - Cape Runaway - Matakaoa Point Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Lottin Point - Cape Runaway - Matakaoa Point Advice

Two of us are planning an expedition down there soon, I have land-based and boat fished a bit in the past in these areas, and we have a couple of cunning plans based on some past experiences and intelligence from other sources. Just after any feedback from has anyone here who has fished them and the...
by Nemesis
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: What's your favourite braid?
Replies: 26
Views: 8943

Re: What's your favourite braid?

MadMike wrote: but for general people fishing in normal methods then the mentioned above braids are more than adequate and could be deemed nice braids.

:)
:y: Plus one from me.
by Nemesis
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Braid to Fluoro Knot
Replies: 24
Views: 3569

Re: Best Braid to Fluoro Knot

That knot pictured makes my eyes water. It's a miracle knot. On anything heavy it's a PR, until I get busted off, then it's an Alberto. On anything light it is the Alberto. Quick to tie, low profile and reliable. I use it for tying backing to braid on all sets I spool, from 10lb to 100lb. Use nail c...
by Nemesis
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: How Things Can Quickly Go Pearshaped !
Replies: 25
Views: 4077

Re: How Things Can Quickly Go Pearshaped !

A great cautionary tale!
I've always unclipped my paddle leash as I approach the beach, but only after I managed to tangle both feet in it and faceplant in front of a small crowd after a flawless landing.
by Nemesis
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Lowrance hds
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Lowrance hds

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