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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6373

Re: Greenland Paddle

You're obviously not making enough paddles :rock:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6373

Re: Greenland Paddle

I prefer a rounded 'square' loom, roughly 35x30 (sized for my paws). Mine are on a very slight angle to the spine of the blade which helps set the angle on the blades. On a new blade, I finish it to the rough shape, paddle, make a note of what need to come off, reshape, repeat.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kerikeri - tips for a visitor please
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Kerikeri - tips for a visitor please

Picture in your mailbox for you.....

Good fishing inside the Bay at the moment
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6373

Re: Greenland Paddle

My 'muscle' paddle has much thicker shoulders, this is my Full Throttle paddle I use when really (really) heaving into it, playing in wakes, surf, or just a full cardio workout. I also have a 'lazy' paddle which is much more delicate, thinner and lighter, and ideal for long distance touring. The onl...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Merry Xmas

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Have a good, and safe one folks :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: urapukapuka
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: urapukapuka

I might do another Ratrun out there this month, although I tend to avoid the Bay at this time of year. If I am out there, keep an ear on the VHF as I throw a TR into Russell Radio (Ch63) just after the 0900 on-air rush. Usually start fishing around Okahu then work my way down the outside coast and b...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's your tax bracket?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: What's your tax bracket?

Touch wood, it's been a couple of years since I played "who gets to the fish first" (I lost, but had a nice fish head soup that night)

Jinxed it now.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6373

Re: Greenland Paddle

Possibly, but in reality I'll always choose wood over the carbon.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6373

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 Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Blue Mako f43
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Blue Mako f43

Been a few similar threads over the years.

Have a squizz through these, see if it helps.

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HLD
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Cape Karikari?
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Cape Karikari?

Take the Fig Tree track over the headland, nice little bay on the other side. Should find some of what you seek... (I see the DOC website has it listed as closed, likely due to some wee slips nibbling away at the edge of the path, grapefruit-sized rubble falling out of the bank onto the path or such...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Maitai & Waikato Bays, Karikari. Rahui in place
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Maitai & Waikato Bays, Karikari. Rahui in place

Just to put it out there for those who may not have come across it, and planning a hunt.

100% No-Take rahui is now in place at Maitai (Matai) Bay.

Please respect it (esp. as some of the locals can be a bit mad)
 
maitai bay rahui.jpg
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Cape Karikari?
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Cape Karikari?

The rahui in the two bays (and out to the pin) is only for take.
Swimming etc okay.

And anywhere along that coast is good viewing through a looking glass.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: N/N 17-12-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: N/N 17-12-2017

Great stuff guys - I've enjoyed following this battle of the superpowers this year.

Looking forward to further banter next year :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 82
Views: 6373

Re: Greenland Paddle

kingiFiddler wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:04 pm
My conversion to a GP is complete. The Euro feels terrible now.
The GL hook goes in deep.
(I've got three loan GL paddles out there - they never come back :lol: )
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Pilchards versus Anchovies
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Pilchards versus Anchovies

Obviously been too long since I last bought bait !
Just seen the bait anchovies for sale - tad bigger than the ones I had :P
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Blue water within easy paddle reach of Rawhiti
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Blue water within easy paddle reach of Rawhiti

Was paddling out the back of Urupukapuka yesterday on one of my RatRuns. Crystal Blue and baitballs only a km off the island. Some good solid whacks on stinky 7" Gulps, but not enough glue on the hooks unfortunately. Had no chance stopping the two that did stick. :lol: rat11.JPG rat12.JPG Currently ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Pilchards versus Anchovies
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Pilchards versus Anchovies

Anchovies? You must get a bigger version down that way?

I've only used anchovies once when they got caught up in my throwing net many, many years ago - threw four on the hook at once.
Lost the whole kit and caboodle to a Kingy 3 minutes later! :doh:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Northern Ice Supplies, SH10 Nr. Matauri - CLOSED UP
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Northern Ice Supplies, SH10 Nr. Matauri - CLOSED UP

Anyone heading north this summer, be aware that the Ice Supplies on SH10, just before the Matauri Bay junction (Halfway between Kerikeri and Kaeo) is no more. Craig has sold the business and closed up shop. Currently looking around to find out where else bulk salt flake can be had in the local area,...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kingi
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Kingi

EDIT:
I see you've now deleted your previous post, as well as editing the original pic and text :^)
Being "a Moderator" had nothing to do with my comment on the fish, would've made the same observations regardless of user status..

Moving on....

HLD