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by MikeAqua
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 2405

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

TBreezy wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:49 pm

How’s your casting distance? I find if the leader is too long it really affects distance.
I haven't noticed any effect.
by MikeAqua
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 2405

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

I also use quite long leaders (a few rod lengths) curious, why ? my traces are around 1.2m if that, more manageable Not traces leaders ... to clarify what I mean: - - Braid joins to leader - Leader terminates on Fastach clip - Trace (if any) attaches to Fastach I use an FG knot to join the braid to...
by MikeAqua
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 2405

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

One of the things that simplifies fishing for me is Mustad's Fastach swivel clips. They are a swivel and speed clip in one and are very small for their rated breaking strain. I;ve had a sizeable thresher shark on one for quite some time and it didn't suffer any damage Everything I might fish with wi...
by MikeAqua
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roof Rack Set up advice
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Roof Rack Set up advice

I've had good service out of Rhino Rack bars - I've had them for about 10 years now, oval profile on the Pajero and square profile on my kayak trailer. Oval profile is much quieter on a vehicle. The Rhino Rack bars are easy to fit and adjust and also to fit accessories to. I don't bother with any ka...
by MikeAqua
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: WTF
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: WTF

Trevally love krill. Easier to catch from a kayak than a humpback.
by MikeAqua
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Soft Roof Racks
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Soft Roof Racks

They work. I'm about 6 foot and found the straps came across the Primera at about eyebrow level, so not fun to drive with.
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Collingwood
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Collingwood

I've very limited experience, but enjoyed some success in the lower stretches of the Aorere River and off the mouth of the Onekaka River.
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1825

Re: Got me a trailer

Nice buy. It took me ages to eventually buy a trailer down here too.
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1827

Re: Braid snapping

As an experiment ... cut off the top colour and see if strength improves. I find the top colour accumulates UV damage which makes it softer and weaker.
by MikeAqua
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1622

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

A UHF or CB aren't going to be very reliable for emergency communication. VHF is your best chance.

Anyone heading out kayak-fishing should have one, and have it attached to your PFD, not the kayak - in case you get separated from your kayak.
by MikeAqua
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua

I grew up there. Haven't fished there for years and years so take this with grain (sack) of salt ... I used to launch my dinghy at Hamaurana and troll tassies (white or pink) up and down the drop off. It was rare not to catch a keepable fish or two during an early morning session. Very early mornin...
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1622

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

I echo HLD's comments. The only thing I would add is that any IP67 VHF, I would put in a waterproof pouch (available at Burnsco, Marine Deals etc). My last handheld VHF was IP67 and it failed. The last two fixed VHFs on my boat were IP67 and both failed within a few years of purchase. I don't believ...
by MikeAqua
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Wet suits
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Wet suits

Also be aware not all wetsuits are designed for paddling in. Can remove skin from armpits quite easily.
by MikeAqua
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No good Deed
Replies: 11
Views: 1260

Re: No good Deed

Yah got me!
by MikeAqua
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No good Deed
Replies: 11
Views: 1260

Re: No good Deed

To add to your regrets and self-recrimination - that's an edible species.
by MikeAqua
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua

I grew up there. Haven't fished there for years and years so take this with grain (sack) of salt ... I used to launch my dinghy at Hamaurana and troll tassies (white or pink) up and down the drop off. It was rare not to catch a keepable fish or two during an early morning session. Very early morning...
by MikeAqua
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Viking Profish 35 or profish 400???
Replies: 8
Views: 1400

Re: Viking Profish 35 or profish 400???

I found the Viking 400 a good kayak for fishing around Nelson. A bit slow throguh the water though. One criticms of boththe 35 and the 400 is neither of them allow storing a kayak cart up the front.
by MikeAqua
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sorted: Uniden Voyager clip wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Uniden Voyager clip wanted

I might have one, but it will be 2 weeks before I can check.
by MikeAqua
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Bag Opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Dry Bag Opinions

I have had good service from [correction: sea to summit]. I use them for kayaking, boating and tramping (great pack liners).

They come in range of sizes.

Macpac sell them as do Bivouac outdoors who have a wide range.
by MikeAqua
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: 750 or 1500g Anchor
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: 750 or 1500g Anchor

Out there I would go with 1.5kg anchor + chain. Sorry about your arms :rofl: