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by sk8e8
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First year on the ski...
Replies: 9
Views: 2174

Re: First year on the ski...

Comfort when its choppy:
It also gets very sore if you try go fast. I've had my back so sore that I can barely stand up afterwards. Yes, slowing down is an option lol
by sk8e8
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS:Black n Blue Reload.SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 1566

Re: FS:Black n Blue Reload.SOLD

Looking good :y:
by sk8e8
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: COROMANDEL KAYAK FISHING COMPETITION & SOCIAL GET TOGETHER November 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 8315

Re: COROMANDEL KAYAK FISHING COMPETITION & SOCIAL GET TOGETHER November 2016

Cheers Rob. Never came for prizes, only for the social aspect. The only thing I'd be unsure of though, is my arms handling all the paddling lol. :y:
by sk8e8
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 22nd July, snapper
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: 22nd July, snapper

Had a massive day not long ago, used over 90L and caught very little lol That sounds epic, a big day for me is 25L with some fish :rofl: Seriously though, it is easy to burn the fuel. On the yak, I tended to flog an area because I couldn't be bothered to paddle to the next spot. Anyway, glad it's w...
by sk8e8
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 22nd July, snapper
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: 22nd July, snapper

Looks like fishing in an aquarium. Weather has been crap ain't it. How's the ski? Skis good mate. Mixing between that and a mates boat. Had a massive day not long ago, used over 90L and caught very little lol Maybe should stick with ur kayak mate :) Caught anything worth posting yet with ur clash? ...
by sk8e8
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Jigging setup recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: Jigging setup recommendations

Raptor wrote:I am new to jigging but wanting to target kings etc so any ideas for a good beginners setup would be appreciated.
I prefer a light - med jig rod off the yak, and also prefer overhead lever drag / acid wrap over anything else.
What's the budget?
by sk8e8
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: COROMANDEL KAYAK FISHING COMPETITION & SOCIAL GET TOGETHER November 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 8315

Re: COROMANDEL KAYAK FISHING COMPETITION & SOCIAL GET TOGETHER November 2016

Have to say, I miss not going to these. When I had the yak it was always a great weekend away. come along then! i could bring down my reload for ya... Could just bring the jetski. :devil: Hell, if you guys are fishing on the west side, I could just shoot over for a day trip. It's not that far as th...
by sk8e8
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whangamata harbour?
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Whangamata harbour?

My first ever kayak fishing experience was fishing up the harbour - going up the harbour a little, to the end of the moored boats. There is a hole back there, and caught some nice snappers on the incoming. Mind you, that was summer fishing. The current is strongest near the wharf, but not too bad th...
by sk8e8
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 22nd July, snapper
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: 22nd July, snapper

AndrewRawlingson wrote:Looks like fishing in an aquarium. Weather has been crap ain't it. How's the ski?
Skis good mate. Mixing between that and a mates boat. Had a massive day not long ago, used over 90L and caught very little lol
by sk8e8
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: COROMANDEL KAYAK FISHING COMPETITION & SOCIAL GET TOGETHER November 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 8315

Re: COROMANDEL KAYAK FISHING COMPETITION & SOCIAL GET TOGETHER November 2016

Have to say, I miss not going to these. When I had the yak it was always a great weekend away.
by sk8e8
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 22nd July, snapper
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

22nd July, snapper

Hey guys, not a yak report, but thought it worth a share. Friday was SO MINT after some much crap weather. Went out on a mates boat early, and did a bit of messy fishing to start. Check the video... After that, had dolphins and gannets, with plenty of fish on softies. Mid winter huh, fishing was as ...
by sk8e8
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cals Drag Grease
Replies: 24
Views: 2860

Re: Cals Drag Grease

Sweet. I have the shimano stuff here, just checking whether it's worth getting cals as well. I had a pretty nasty wet drag here the other day, pulled out the washers, gave them a dry and put some grease on them. Went from 'NASTY STICKY' drag, to nice and smooth. This was a very cheap reel - the $40 ...
by sk8e8
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: The reel you
Replies: 19
Views: 3061

Re: The reel you

For me, with reels it's a mix of ..., servicability and .... .... Agree with Nemesis with this one too. This is the reason I check out the parts diagrams of all the reels I consider and ask myself the question "Is this a reel I want to pull apart to service?" hehe, I do exactly the same thing, apar...
by sk8e8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cals Drag Grease
Replies: 24
Views: 2860

Re: Cals Drag Grease

MadMike wrote:Interesting.... that doesn't look like cals... You will notice Cals is very brown and also very thick... That kind of looks like a felt washer grease we get from shimano.


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How does Cals compare with the shimano grease?
by sk8e8
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: The reel you
Replies: 19
Views: 3061

Re: The reel you

I think my biggest thing is that whatever I buy, I feel I can trust. That it does what I expect.

As soon as I lose 'trust' in my tools, I get rid of them. Be that reel, rod, braid or whatever.
by sk8e8
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Softbait spinning reel sub 250nzd
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

Re: Softbait spinning reel sub 250nzd

Loving it mate. Not sure I'm like the rod I have it on though, the synit SB rod. Just a bit lazy through the tip. Might switch it out and use the klabs I have here.
by sk8e8
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Container Door" Fishing Kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: "Container Door" Fishing Kayak

I'd be very cautious with them. There are a couple of great NZ made options that I'd much prefer.

http://www.phoenixkayaks.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by sk8e8
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 20 pounder
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: 20 pounder

Nice one mate. I don't currently fish from a kayak either, but still love this place :y:
by sk8e8
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Softbait spinning reel sub 250nzd
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

Re: Softbait spinning reel sub 250nzd

http://smartmarine.co.nz/products/reels ... g/details/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That would be my pick. $250 with the card
by sk8e8
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Free online trailer plans
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: Free online trailer plans

Cool. I need a jetski camping trailer now lol. Not sure how that would work