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Kingaling
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Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler
Location: Auckland

Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:13 pm

Those are great mate, I like the contrasting colours. I need to experiment with some different colourways.
you can get some real pretty gear but sometimes I feel like ugly stuff works better! That holds true for trout fishing at least.
I think it's better to go for a suggestion of a fish rather than an exact copy.

Here's a skute/kabura hybrid that I'm looking forward to testing out this weekend!

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Kingaling
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Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:56 am
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler
Location: Auckland

Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:35 pm

Kingaling wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:38 am
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Caught a nice Kahawai on Sunday with this Skute. Trolling it behind me on the kayak at first light, on my way to the spot.

Then set up my drift and the skute hooked into something decent on the drop. After a good fight I pulled in a nice Spotted Dogfish/Rig shark!

Never caught one before, hadn't heard of them going after lures - according to fishing.net.nz "Rig are fascinating in that they feed almost exclusively on crustaceans (crabs, shrimps, small crayfish), so unless you are using one of these baits, you are unlikely to catch them!"
I guess this means my skute was just so damn good the shark decided to change up its diet! Really cool fish so decided to let it go.
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corsaire
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Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:33 am
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: new plymouth

Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:37 pm

Few of the one I’ve been fishing for a couple of years now. Had some good success on snapper and trevally with them.
Never try the last one which is more prawn/crustacean look, I’m hoping getting interest by gurnard and snapper on sand ... will see
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Waylander
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Location: Rotorua

Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:41 pm

corsaire wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:37 pm
Few of the one I’ve been fishing for a couple of years now. Had some good success on snapper and trevally with them.
Never try the last one which is more prawn/crustacean look, I’m hoping getting interest by gurnard and snapper on sand ... will see
That top one looks a good piper mimic, tried it in the shallows?
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corsaire
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Kayak Model: Profish 400
Location: new plymouth

Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:19 pm

I usually fish 10 to 20m with them
This one is good for kahawai while trolling
Kingfish 9,3kg Snapper 8,2kg Tuna 5,2kg Kahawai 3,3kg John Dory 2,6kg Gurnard 0,95kg

Kingaling
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Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:56 am
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
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Location: Auckland

Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:11 pm

Latest creations!

Took the yak out Jones Bay - tawharanui last weekend. Couple snapper on the skute I pictured previously which was good fun.
Tried a similar one to the green shown below (don't have photo). It got smashed by something big (felt like a shark) - kept peeling line and dragging the yak around til eventually the trace broke. Nice to know the slider skirt idea worked.

Looking forward to seeing how these go. Especially the glow in the dark one.

Managed to get some UV cure epoxy resin and the slider skirts off Ali Express. Awesome stuff. Really handy for the eyes etc. Cures in seconds.
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Kingaling
Posts: 40
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:56 am
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler
Location: Auckland

Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:25 pm

Tied this monstrosity on the weekend. My girlfriend thinks it's very pretty.. she calls my tying station "the friendship bracelet arts and crafts set" :D

This is on a 1 ounce jig head so a bit heavy for my typical 'softbait' style cast and retrieve. Plan to have this one hanging below the yak on my second rod and fish it in more similar fashion to a slider.

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