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by kingiFiddler
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Leash swap anyone? I've got yellow dyneema, need other colours.
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Leash swap anyone? I've got yellow dyneema, need other colours.

Am hoping to find a few different colours to help keep track of what's what, rather than every leash being (in my case) yellow. If anyone has any rolls of another colour and wants to swap some, please sing out. Doesn't have to be dyneema. Mine is about 3 or 4mm 12-strand dyneema I bought for a compl...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Good luck with it. My next one will still be native timbers but ultra thin. There may or may not be unidirectional carbon fibre between the laminations. Buggered if I know if it'll work. The one after that will be native too, but 100% Tanekaha. Just have to let the timber season before I dare use it...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:55 pm
You're obviously not making enough paddles :rock:
troof :)
by kingiFiddler
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Thanks again. That offset loom orientation sounds interesting. Another idea to try out. They are being added to the list faster than I can cross them off. Love it.
by kingiFiddler
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Thanks for that info. Sorry for the slow reply. I missed your reply for some reason. GP2 will be way thinner than GP1. I suspect too thin but should be lightweight and useful for the LSD (long, slow, distance) trips. If it doesn't break. Have you settled upon a loom cross-section shape? I still can'...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Cheap all-round rod and reel combo options.
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Cheap all-round rod and reel combo options.

Am looking to start using two rods in the yak, thus on the hunt for another. It'll be used for everything but fast jigging. So, trawling, livebaiting, straylining, slow-jigging. It might stay mainly as a livebait set-up for chasing hoodlums. Spinning rod/reel. Would like to be pushing something rate...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Just finished my initial set up
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Just finished my initial set up

Marc N wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:08 pm

Kauri Point
Beware the sharks.
Have you tried Watchman Island? Can be hot and is only about 4' of water. Easy paddle from Birkenhead wharf or even quicker if you head over the bridge.
by kingiFiddler
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First kingfish!
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: First kingfish!

Congratulations. Snapper flasher rig? Strip bait? Lure? If the latter, how fished? Were there other kingis in the area or any signs or was this a lone ranger on a suicide mission? I saw no other sign of Kingi's around... possibly a lone ranger. Caught on light softbait gear - gulp curly grub (neon ...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First kingfish!
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: First kingfish!

Congratulations.
Snapper flasher rig?
Strip bait?
Lure?
If the latter, how fished?
Were there other kingis in the area or any signs or was this a lone ranger on a suicide mission?
by kingiFiddler
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's your tax bracket?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: What's your tax bracket?

Dont feel too bad about it mate, I recently built a rod for a guy who chases GT`s in the islands and he lost 40 poppers on the last trip to the reefs, do the maths on that... Ouch. That's gotta hurt the fishing budget. Got a steel trace in the tackle box now. Not sure if I'll use it for fear of get...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Fair enough. Wood feels alive. I love that zing and spring as the stroke releases when fanging it. And how it tells me off when I screw up a stroke. Way back when I had time, money, fitness, and motivation we tried various variations of carbon fibre surfboards. From simple reinforcing of the stringe...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's your tax bracket?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

What's your tax bracket?

My highest is two fish/lures/traces per session forcibly donated to the taxman. This at Mangawhai Heads the other day. On the bright side, tying FG knots whilst on the water is getting easier. I'm going to keep a steel trace in the tackle box and at least have some fun for all the costs incurred. Fa...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

A few years ago at a kayakers gathering at Anakiwi I asked if I could try another paddler's GP. Something odd about it, it didn't seem to work properly. Again, blunt edges. Precisely why I 'hate' my fancy carbon GL blade. Fat rounded edges. I only use it as a spare on the deck of the GL boat becaus...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Thanks for that info. Will try to-absorb it and try a few things out next time.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Come to think of it, perhaps we could get a bunch of Greenland paddles to a GTG? It takes a fair bit of time to make one so getting to try out different deigns and sizes and settle on what works for each of us in those conditions could save heaps of time.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Am really surprised more people aren't using them. I was going to keep my Euros for back-ups but bugger that. Will have to find time to make another GP instead. Well, actually, I've got enough ideas for at least two more so then will have some loaners. You were right about the power too HD. I think ...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Sharpened the lower edges and tips. Made a big difference. Swapped back to a Euro on the paddle back in today. That lasted about 50m. My conversion to a GP is complete. The Euro feels terrible now.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: WEBCAM Directory
Replies: 26
Views: 14276

Re: WEBCAM Directory

A great resource. Thanks for posting. I note they have just changed the direction of the Mangawhai bar camera. It used to pick up the heads and the bar. Now just the bar. Now I can't live stream trolling for kahawai around the heads! Also, it looks like both the Mangawhai and Mangawhai Bar cameras a...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are we loosing the "brotherhood "??
Replies: 24
Views: 2266

Re: Are we loosing the "brotherhood "??

A bit sideways a little here but regarding brotherhood, yesterday morning at Mangawhai estuary there were far too many people shaking their heads as they drove by towing their boats with their tractors and 4WDs on the way to the boat ramp while me and the three unfortunate blokes tried to get their ...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6438

Re: Greenland Paddle

Thanks HD. The gradual resistance that doesn't put max loads on at the extremities where our bodies can least cope with such loads, rather the load peaks somewhere near the most optimal bio-mechanical position certainly feels easier on the body. When the wind and a small chop got up on the way back,...