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by kingiFiddler
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting

That's very good of you mate. Thinking it was yours I left it behind and took with me a new, same model rod this morning and had an absolute stinker of a session. Got sharked twice, lost my world famous in New Zealand on KFNZ pen lure so couldn't catch another livie because I didn't take another lur...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting

Congratulations Snap 4T, the reel arrived today. PM me your details and I'll get the rod away to you. It has been a very lucky rod. Please post photos when (not if) you catch fish on it. If I can fix the basket case reel, it will get a carbon drag washers upgrade and hopefully some serious testing o...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting

Snap 4T wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:15 pm This Friday I reckon
Nothing today, so you could be on a winner with that guess.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting

It would appear you stand a better chance of being correct than Hainesy, as there was no reel delivery today.
:-)
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting

I suspect a replacement reel was sent this morning ! ;) I suspect you might be the proud new owner of a used but never abused proven kingi slaying rod. But never say never. Some savvy poster should quickly be guessing 12 days, just in case it takes another day to get here... Time will tell I guess.
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting

Hahahaha. Perhaps you know something the rest of us don't. I guess time will tell. I hope for others who might be thinking this game is rigged, you are wrong. But, as you are the only one who has tendered a guess so far, I hope you are right and the rod is as lucky for you as it has been for me.
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting

I’ve passed your post onto “someone I know” so let’s see if that helps ! Thanks for that. I've done something similar this morning - got in touch with the distributor - and learned MD are swamped and because it's a cheap reel might not even bother with a return process, just send out a new reel. Bu...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting
Replies: 13
Views: 217

"No Worries Returns" - 10th day and counting

There are a few posts on here where I have highlighted how outstanding Marine Deals have been with their delivery speed. We are RD but that doesn't stop orders getting here sometimes even within 24 hrs! I've needed to test the other side of their "Fast Delivery. No Worries Returns" mantra ...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?

Thanks Andrew. I appreciate learning such info and storing it away for when the time comes.

The kingis have gone off the boil around here :-( But that's OK as work beckons anyway.
by kingiFiddler
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing rods for non fisherfolk.
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: Fishing rods for non fisherfolk.

Just a quick update on that eclipse harling rod and ix4000r rear drag reels. The anti-reverse on the reel is dysfunctional and I put in a return request with marine deals eight days ago on the 2nd. Still waiting for them to get back to me with some return authorisation on it. Pretty shitty service, ...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?

One strike one hook-up on the lefty loop, nose hooked kahawai livie yesterday.

Didn't get a photo but the culprit was one of the fattest, cannibalistic kahawai I've ever seen. Never had a kahawhai eat a kahawai livie before.
by kingiFiddler
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?

That's good to know, thanks. It begs the question - how many have you landed using those bridles please? I'm going to trial a new idea for me - using a lefty loop on the livebait rigs. My thinking is the fish might swim more freely and there might be a slight delay to the circle hook being pulled ar...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?

Thank you Andrew. That hook orientation is an interesting thought. Would be keen to learn the results if you experiment.

Is the plastic still on the hook when you get the fish to the jet ski?
by kingiFiddler
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again

Another day another kingi succumbs to a Shimano eclipse rod. This time it was my 'freshwater' harling rod and a cheap Shimano rear drag spinning reel. Yeah, overhead rod and spinning reel. Under $40 for the set. Somewhat under-gunned but it got the job done:
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by kingiFiddler
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?

https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/fishing/big-game/lures/listing-2927283789.htm?rsqid=d4c0d49a1feb4207b874b0f19b7ba743-001 Thanks Andrew. That looks like a great system. Are you using it? I took a guy fishing this morning and, apart from nearly killing him when we got cleaned up by a set on the bar ...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Rigging your livebaits on a kayak. Any preferred methods?

Have had the opportunity these holidays to experiment a wee bit and certainly have more learning to do, but I'm wondering how everyone else is rigging their livebaits and are you slow trolling or generally just drifting or? From my experiments so far, which is by no means conclusive, I wanted to go ...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak + fishing stuffs for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Kayak + fishing stuffs for sale

That's a good thing you are doing.
Good onya mate and good luck with the sale. :y:
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again

Was talking yesterday with a mate and we can't think of a more ridiculously cheaply priced (under $40), reasonable quality rod that is better suited to livebaiting off a yak than my Shimano Eclipse TDEC300 (6', 8-12kg spin rod with fuji guides). Am keen to learn if there is one though, so over to yo...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again

Snap 4T wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:20 pm Well done :y: , bet it was a battle to get it up.
thanks. Sure is good fun on a kayak.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again

I'd say bic 2.0 works just dandy.
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