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by Kingaling
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 29
Views: 7343

Re: Skutes

Latest variation incorporating a slider skirt. This design has been working really well for me over the xmas break, plenty of snapper and kahawai. I think a King would take it too if i'm lucky. I had a bruised banana colour one that I had made. At Matauri bay I caught a decent sized snapper on it wh...
by Kingaling
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: 26/11 Army Bay - Finally! Back out there, and fish to boot.

Nice work Mr. Wouldes, great when a plan comes together! Good to see people using that fish frames/heads app.
by Kingaling
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mangawhai Heads 27/10
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Mangawhai Heads 27/10

Found some nice fat spring snapper in Mangawhai on Sunday. Beautiful conditions and great to get some success on a skute I'd made. Launched about 6am from the Estuary and paddled through the incoming tide out over the bar. Absolutely zero swell which made things easier, i've never seen the surf so f...
by Kingaling
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 20-10
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: NN 20-10

Nice one, I avoided NN because of the Marathon. Launched from Rothesay but only managed a couple pannies.

What depth were you doing your drifts at Luke?
by Kingaling
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 29
Views: 7343

Re: Skutes

Nutha oneImage

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by Kingaling
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN The Mayor returns.
Replies: 10
Views: 1865

Re: NN The Mayor returns.

Dedant, don't make the same mistake as one of my other novice pupil's, namely Doc Profit, did last year. It's The Marathon and NN is a no go area all morning. Obviously as Mayor I'll be cutting the starting tape and am also afforded privileged Mayoral parking. Damn, I was gonna go to NN this Sunday...
by Kingaling
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club – 13th October
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club – 13th October

Great writeup, awesome to see dolphins like that. Nice fat snapper there too!
by Kingaling
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 29
Views: 7343

Re: Skutes

Tied this monstrosity on the weekend. My girlfriend thinks it's very pretty.. she calls my tying station "the friendship bracelet arts and crafts set" :D This is on a 1 ounce jig head so a bit heavy for my typical 'softbait' style cast and retrieve. Plan to have this one hanging below the yak on my ...
by Kingaling
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 29
Views: 7343

Re: Skutes

Latest creations! Took the yak out Jones Bay - tawharanui last weekend. Couple snapper on the skute I pictured previously which was good fun. Tried a similar one to the green shown below (don't have photo). It got smashed by something big (felt like a shark) - kept peeling line and dragging the yak ...
by Kingaling
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Super Simple Sounder Install
Replies: 0
Views: 992

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: 29
Views: 7343

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: 29
Views: 7343

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: 1251

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: 1251

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: 29
Views: 7343

Re: Skutes

by Kingaling
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 29
Views: 7343

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: 29
Views: 7343

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: 29
Views: 7343

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: 29
Views: 7343

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: 1878

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...