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by kingiFiddler
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?

The Navionics charts for iPhone is brilliant. Great detail on the chart its better than the marine blue chart for my Garmin that I paid $160 odd dollars for. Thanks for that. I wonder if the quickDraw feature that garmin plus models use will mean their maps will get quite detailed in time, and all ...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?

For anyone interested, the striker 4 (not the plus model) is $239 at marine deals today only:
https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/garmin-s ... ps-tracker

If I didn't want the plus variant, I'd consider it. That's pretty cheap fish findering.
by kingiFiddler
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 14930

Re: Greenland Paddle

I am still interested in trying the GP out. But the thought of turning right back on to sh1 on good Friday with all that traffic put me off. Coming north again next Friday, possibly call in then if I'm not too late. Mate, sorry about going AWOL. Got insanely busy, didn't make it onto the site for m...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?

Thanks Schiskafish. That's great info. Regarding buying local, I went on Garmins website to check their warranty terms and it linked through to the Aussie warranty. I'm getting the feeling they pretty much run out of Aus anyway. I can't afford to pay for the mapping features so it'll be a striker pl...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: oops
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: oops

For the models that can handle up to 20v input, why aren't you guys using your 18/20v cordless drill batteries in a click lock box?
by kingiFiddler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

As for jigs, I don't think it matters much despite what the tackle manufacturers say. Aliexpress jigs are as good as anything. Imagine if a whole group of members on here decided to coordinate our spending so we each spent $50 on different lures from AliExpress and reported on here what worked and ...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?

Quick update and question: WTF are they hundreds of dollars cheaper overseas than NZ for the same model, same charts, same warranty period, etc? I don't buy the argument it's a volume thing, that's a contributing factor for sure but the differences are too much. With that said, how many people have ...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Thanks. Metal and soft + 2 rods, with a view to getting it down to just metal and one rod if I can, sounds like a simple plan. Am not sure swapping yak for jetski is in keeping with the Keep It Simple mantra though, not to mention I'm struggling to up my $500 fishfinder budget to get a 6" bees knees...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?

GDay mate, howzit going?
Thanks for that, will avoid the hook2.
It's either a cheap garmin or try and find a model with better traducer and NZ maps etc (for under $500 - ha). Or keep saving. Trouble with the last option is the savings can erode this time of the year rather than accumulate.
by kingiFiddler
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Am thinking about one rod+just slow pitch jigs and a few lures. No soft/live/dead bait. Come to think of it, has anyone had success trolling lightweight slow pitch jigs, such that I could try just these jigs and no other lures fro trolling? That'll certainly keep things simple if only had SP jigs an...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?

Thanks for that. What about the Lowrance hook2 4x with GPS for $160 and a navionics subscription for my phone for $20-ish per year? Would it lack too much sonar detail? I don't need a crystal clear view of the bottom or structure. Or do I? I'm wondering if i just cheap out with something like that u...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?

With budget approval up to $500, should I buy my first ever 'yak FF, or keep saving for a better one? If the former, what would you suggest please? Any great deals going please? I feel like I did decades ago when I had finally saved enough for my metallic red HMX 500 BMX. The anticipation is delicio...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

I try to keep it simple. Usually only two rods/reels. No swivels. As for leader, depends on your mainline. If braid, then I would want a leader for abrasion resistance and lower visibility. A livebait straight to braid is just asking for trouble in terms of tangles. If you really want to make life ...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 17
Views: 2570

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

To follow up on this a little, the molds were crap, the sinkers supplied were unsatisfactory and the supplier refunded my money and declared he will never make them again. So, failing any other option of getting these I think we can call it a bust.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Howdy all. Long time no read. Been up to my eyeballs in work but will be back into some fishing soon. This Summer's fishing mantra for me is 'less is more'. I'm going through and questioning everything, to better assess if I actually need it, if the compromises are worth it to keep the tackle requir...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Thanks. Will resume experimenting. I must have given up before working out the best types or actions. If I crack that nut of it being as good as if not better than livebaiting, it will be very good to not need livebait.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

I honestly don't think livies are worth the effort on a kayak re: catching them and keeping them alive, but that's just me. It would be great to find better ways to target kings than livebaiting. If it's a secret, I fully understand, but if not, I'd very much appreciate any tips please. It really s...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 14930

Re: Greenland Paddle

That sounds fantastic, thanks. Will see what I can squeeze in the ute.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2475

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

This frees up said hatch for a livie tank once I get one of those portable aerators Hmm, sounding less minimalistic now :D Fairly off topic now but what the heck - your post has made me rethink it. Maybe I'm better off just using a baler to manually replace the water at regular intervals like I've ...