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by Kingaling
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Super Simple Sounder Install
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Super Simple Sounder Install

The transducer install was easy enough as this model of yak has a scupper hole which is all ready to go with one of these scupper kits - https://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/SS/4555_4555_1?$600$ Then I just had to figure out how to mount the display - I managed to get it set up pretty good using only a ...
by Kingaling
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hpkgvqJ1XUZkDOIhK5Gx-a2E96PVbnyRRxe_QEbKOcGfK9RKXVBbV6RTJHcqt4o5fVbhsFuM78Aih_K8moJzA0ror-i_EzbzRFs4bb5ef4rH68pk9e4tsCvU1yo03uH0IpB6NK0vTIHq8_KF7vYqyQRGSkkPGP6QQ5WALwEvCwVK425tS7220g3rYFj2LNprqrVEk4phaS0cFnlZw2_q2Z76D_wnEwap4qU7Esid9HHH07m5EJVPyfOktF00mNOavw-hgabRF...
by Kingaling
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

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...
by Kingaling
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: snapper
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: snapper

Bait is obviously a tried and true/easy method. But soft baits are one of my favorite ways, very successful technique and much more exciting than bait to me. It's a more active style of fishing, and you really get to feel the fish hit your lure. You can change up your retrieve, depth, speed etc. Th...
by Kingaling
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: snapper
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: snapper

Bait is obviously a tried and true/easy method. But soft baits are one of my favorite ways, very successful technique and much more exciting than bait to me. It's a more active style of fishing, and you really get to feel the fish hit your lure. You can change up your retrieve, depth, speed etc. The...
by Kingaling
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

by Kingaling
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

Very nice Dino!
I like that orange one, what have you used for that shiny meshy body?
by Kingaling
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

I think I'm addicted.. a mate gave me a bunch of slider skirts, so I tied this up for him. Very tempted to keep it for myself. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OFl0KzxXBvbS2IYT2loywVrPXgV61VybJWvRRqM7uJHSfn6aLeUMWwYSTjvQD0N1gyVIrnxz07AKBp-eqaYYGpvIt0a_hInN7AdjOD0xwoXKM9NffHNoK672sWSbpu31hgUzCMogBZM...
by Kingaling
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

Latest Skute. Can't wait to get it in the water! Really happy with this one, building on the success of the first design. Bulked up the head of the fly with some foam and pink chenille, and a zonker strip wrapped around the head. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hpkgvqJ1XUZkDOIhK5Gx-a2E96PVbnyRRxe_...
by Kingaling
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

Onya Rob, I've seen all your clips. These are what got me interested in tying skutes in the first place. Took the first skute out again on the weekend (Still using the same one from the very first pic). Fishing was a bit quiet until it caught me 2x Kahwai. Officially caught a Gurnard, Kingfish (rat)...
by Kingaling
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.

I'd love to get in to some mechanical jigging for Kingfish and Snapper. If you watch any of Kerry Flowers' stuff on youtube he seems to do a fair bit of it, usually deeper water but sometimes as shallow as 20 meters catching snapper and kingfish on knife jigs. That's a nice reel, you should be using...
by Kingaling
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

Made some more last night, hopefully these will do the business. Tried to make it a bit bulkier to target the bigger snaps. I hear they like pink. This is Marrabou, zonker, deer hair and flash. With some fabulous pink nail polish from the $2 shop. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZUYl42SBhfEEvUX7pU...
by Kingaling
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: winter kayak fishing
Replies: 17
Views: 2389

Re: winter kayak fishing

If you follow a layering system you'll be right mate.: Base layer, (e.g merino top) insulation layer (e.g polar fleece), and a shell layer (e.g waterproof/windproof jacket). This gives you flexibility if you get too hot you can remove a layer etc. https://www.odlo.com/on/demandware.static/-/Library-...
by Kingaling
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: winter kayak fishing
Replies: 17
Views: 2389

Re: winter kayak fishing

If you want a top end option for kayak fishing - this is the way to go: https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/sharkskin-climate-control-mens-long-sleeve-rash-top My old man got me one for my birthday, seemed a bit over the top but holy hell this thing is amazing, keeps you toasty warm, but has good breath-...
by Kingaling
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

Another fish to the species list on this same Skute. (nearly two) - I'm loving this lure, can't wait to make some more. Awesome fun catching snapper on it in the kelp, hooked up on a John Dori as well but the hook pulled near the surface! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dcpDc_StJVvBVVG0YoXSCoaifL1...
by Kingaling
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

Caught a rat king while trolling this skute on Monday. Just need a Kahawai and a Snapper on it now!
by Kingaling
Wed May 29, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard
Replies: 11
Views: 2392

Re: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard

Epic Snapper! Some nice gurnard too! You might be interested in this /filleting technique for gurnard: https://youtu.be/PyNXh-cxb1Q?t=6 if you haven't seen it already
by Kingaling
Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

Well I took the Skute out for a crack on Saturday morning from Narrowneck beach. The plan was to flick the skute around on my softbait rod and have an orange slider hanging below. The fishing was pretty quiet for me that day (not sure if it's because the skute wasn't working or the fish weren't arou...
by Kingaling
Wed May 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Re: Skutes

Beautiful! Looks pretty deadly. A lot bulkier than mine, perhaps I need to flesh it out a bit next time.

Also, is that colour scheme French, American or Dutch?
by Kingaling
Wed May 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3651

Skutes

A mate gave me some old jig heads so I tried my hand at tying some Skutes, anyone else given it a go much? I tried tying it in a "clouser" style more akin to something found in salt water fly fishing. These are used to target Kahawai, Snapper, Gurnard and Trevally, depending how you fish them. Altho...