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by Casualtyward
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Waikato Region
Topic: New Kayak Fisher
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: New Kayak Fisher

Welcome aboard!


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by Casualtyward
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: wheel-ez mini cart for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: wheel-ez mini cart for sale

Could you fit a OK Prowler 4.3 on it?
by Casualtyward
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 45
Views: 5138

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

Vibration is a good thing, it means the lure is working hard. I’ll just throw this out there for starters http://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/kayaking+info/events+tips+%26+reviews/trolling+lures+q+%26+a+session+with+stephen+tapp I have a few lures that I troll on occasion. I bought some Dr Evils a couple ...
by Casualtyward
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: TAS Attack!
Replies: 19
Views: 2158

Re: TAS Attack!

The lure creates an awful lot of drag, but I think this is necessary to get it to dive down to the snapper. I don't know how you folk paddle with them on kayaks. I liken them to towing a plow - you can really feel the extra effort needed to keep the kayak moving. I've had a bit of success with them...
by Casualtyward
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Ocean Kayak Ultra 4.3. SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Ocean Kayak Ultra 4.3... #2

Crikey, That's an absolute bargain!!

I'd wish you luck for the sales, but I can't see them lasting long at that price.
by Casualtyward
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?
Replies: 24
Views: 1997

Re: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?

I hadn't heard of it. I'll check it out. I was hoping to get something made locally, to support NZ inc. I think you'll find Phoenix kayaks are NZ designed and made. Epicskwid down in the Hawkes Bay used to fish out of a Mission 290, maybe PM him for an opinion. I can't help you myself - I've only e...
by Casualtyward
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1907

Re: Paddle recommendations

I upgraded from a one piece fibreglass Carlisle paddle to a two piece carbon fibre Propelz Venus. I bought it online without testing it first. I like that the new paddle is easier to transport, adjustable, and super light. But the blade is a longer touring shape which takes a bit of getting used to....
by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: New Member

Can you tell me: 1) would you or anyone you know be keen in doing a trip like this? 2) what would you be wiling to pay to do a trip like this? (please choose one price) $47 $97 $127 3) what 3 things would expect to get from the trip? 4) what would make you want to come back again? 5) what would mak...
by Casualtyward
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fluoro leader for soft bait
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Re: Fluoro leader for soft bait

I use 15lb Ocean Angler Fluoro and have caught snapper up to 14lbs on it. I noticed it was even thinner than the equivalent Black Magic fluoro. I use a lefty’s loop to the jig head and an FG at the other end. I didn’t like the back-to-back uni because it leaves the tag end perpendicular (90 degrees)...
by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matapouri goes off...
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: Matapouri goes off...

Telecaster wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:04 am
Yum i haven't had a feed of scallops for at least 2 years. Might need to invest in a wetsuit and weight belt... don't fancy my chances towing a dredge from the prowler :)
There was someone on the forum a while back who was determined to give it a go. Never heard from them again though...
by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member.
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: New Member.

That'd be these ones, Mental

https://kingikayaks.co.nz/

I've heard of them, but never seen a full review by someone who knows a bit about kayaks and kayak fishing.
by Casualtyward
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Night raid at Orere
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Night raid at Orere

With the forecast so great on Friday morning, I couldn't resist popping home to grab my kayak and gear for my first evening fishing trip. At 4pm I snuck out of the office and headed for Orere Pt. With little traffic because of school holidays I made the trip in a little over an hour. I was a little ...
by Casualtyward
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Noob in Welly / Mango
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Noob in Welly / Mango

Welcome aboard. Good luck getting out there and catching some fish!


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by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: New Member

Welcome aboard Ross


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by Casualtyward
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahia - 3 Days of Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Mahia - 3 Days of Magic

Awesome work, Epic. Well worth the wait for the report!


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by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Mahia!
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Mahia!

Nice work Epic, I can't wait for the full report


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by Casualtyward
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Dry Bags

Pretty much everything on my kayak is designed to get wet and be washed off, the only exceptions are my mobile that hangs in a waterproof case around my neck and my car keys which are inside a ziplock bag, inside a small kathmandu dry bag, inside my dry pants. Hopefully that keeps them dry enough. S...
by Casualtyward
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Members
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: New member

Welcome aboard! Many people do well at the Kaiaua mussel farms, but I'd recommend Orere Point as a better beginners area because it's more forgiving. Manoeuvering around the mussel lines and buoys can be challenging and all the mussel ropes provide ample snags. While there are some snags at Orere th...
by Casualtyward
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: NRS Boundry Shoe Size 11 - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: FOR SALE: NRS Boundry Shoe Size 11

B0ydie wrote:i could be keen on them pm me dets id like to try on first

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Sorry B0ydie, I beat you to them!

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by Casualtyward
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gulp pack vs tub
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Gulp pack vs tub

Smeg wrote:Once you buy a pack of SBs - can't you just stick it in the tub with the other assorted SBs? there is no special fragrance, taste, per SB is there?

As long as they're the same brand. Zmans react to gulp juice and melt.


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