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by sk8e8
Mon May 22, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blue Mako F40 Profish vs Cobra Marauder
Replies: 12
Views: 3096

Re: Blue Mako F40 Profish vs Cobra Marauder

Yeah just depends what you want it for - the odd casual trip or serious fishing. IMO, to some degree at least, you'll get what you pay for. Check the guarantee times for both - I think Viking for example, have 30 years or something?? Ok, I did it myself as I was interested. Blue Mako: Two year retur...
by sk8e8
Sun May 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Withdrawal symptoms
Replies: 17
Views: 2367

Re: Withdrawal symptoms

FatherOfMany wrote:
And for the record, my wife and I have not given up on each other. We're now back to dating and trying to redefine our relationship.
Awesome news mate - lots of people give up way to easy, so two :y: :y: from me
by sk8e8
Fri May 19, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reload vs P400
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Re: Reload vs P400

If I were buying again, I'd be going Reload. Have had the 440 and 400, and both were nice.
by sk8e8
Mon May 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Discounted PLB group-buy for KFNZ members.
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Re: Discounted PLB group-buy for KFNZ members.

Thanks for that. I'm thinking about the ACR one. Nice and small. I do much of my fishing from a Jet Ski now days, and do some pretty big trips (60km out). My handheld VHF is pretty useless at the best of times (just outside Raglan bar for example, can't contact the CG) so I think this is a no-braine...
by sk8e8
Mon May 08, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Discounted PLB group-buy for KFNZ members.
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Re: Discounted PLB group-buy for KFNZ members.

Sweet mate. Any chance of PMing me the code?
by sk8e8
Thu May 04, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Upgrading to carbontex drag washers
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

Re: Upgrading to carbontex drag washers

Ignore what I said lol
by sk8e8
Mon May 01, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Upgrading to carbontex drag washers
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

Re: Upgrading to carbontex drag washers

more cals? I use heaps, not just a hint
by sk8e8
Mon May 01, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: *SOLD* stealth 495
Replies: 12
Views: 3018

Re: FS stealth 495

If I was still kayak fishing, that'd be a no brainer! Good luck with the sale
by sk8e8
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aitutaki and Raro
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: Aitutaki and Raro

Heading to Raro in a couple of weeks, not getting to Aitutaki sadly. Have one fishing trip organised.
by sk8e8
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 1607

Re: Fishing

Might head out from Raglan on Sunday, and find some kingfish :)
by sk8e8
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reel knob
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Reel knob

When jigging, I personally prefer to have a T knob rather than a round one. Better grip, and I also found the round one gave me blisters (soft computer hands).

If I was going to put a new knob on, that's the way I'd go!
by sk8e8
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whos hand does this hook belong to
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: Whos hand does this hook belong to

I've only had one hook in past the barb, and it was a small treble. Like most, was from a Kahawai. Man it hurt!!!
There are a few youtube vids on how best to remove hooks. Pretty hard solo in your hand though
by sk8e8
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: I've replaced the wife!
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: I've replaced the wife!

Nice mate, I like it. How much pressure can you have it put out? IE, only good for light braids, or can you do enough for 50/80lb ?
by sk8e8
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Discounted PLB group-buy for KFNZ members.
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Re: Discounted PLB group-buy for KFNZ members.

Which is the one people are going for?
by sk8e8
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Rod & Reel brand(s).
Replies: 9
Views: 1986

Re: Best Rod & Reel brand(s).

Just started using the Catch pe2 set up and :inlove: it Been using the Catch pe5 jig set up the softbait set up for a while now and they're going strong :y: I just got one of those too (PE2). Quite different to my previous set I was using, and it's taking me a bit to get used to the lever drag. Not...
by sk8e8
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The kingfish that didn't want to die
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: The kingfish that didn't want to die

Bummer. You don't bleed your kingies? Normally do but the spot were fishing is well known for big sharks and the odd white so don't like to much blood hanging around :sweat: Fair call. Lost a couple of nice ones on Friday due to sharks - maybe bleeding my first one brought them around. Just find th...
by sk8e8
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: With so many choices, why a kayak?
Replies: 32
Views: 4802

Re: With so many choices, why a kayak?

Why I fish out of a kayak - cheap, easy to launch, no maintenance, stealth, and can fish in places where boats don't... Why I fish out of a boat - fish with family, fish the further out, and deeper spots... Why I (used to) fish off a jetski - one word - speed! All valid - I only have a jetski now d...
by sk8e8
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The kingfish that didn't want to die
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: The kingfish that didn't want to die

Bummer. You don't bleed your kingies?
by sk8e8
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lightweight kayak advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2713

Re: Lightweight kayak advice

Best thing I ever did was get a trailer. That's after buggering my shoulders and rusting half my car roof! Would never just put one on a car again.
by sk8e8
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stealth vs. Old Town Predator pedal drive
Replies: 27
Views: 5059

Re: Stealth vs. Old Town Predator pedal drive

Team New Zealand...