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by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 20004

Re: Greenland Paddle

To confirm what HLD and probably others would already have known. I got the darn GP3.1 around backwards. What I was thinking was the back face actually paddled better than the front face on a short flap around the estuary tonight. So, now I'm even more confused than normal. GP3.0 had straight, flat ...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: How about a 'Craziest Lure' competition?
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: How about a 'Craziest Lure' competition?

Thanks for that. Who woulda thunk Kelly Tarltons of all places was selling Kingi lures :-)
by kingiFiddler
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: How about a 'Craziest Lure' competition?
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: How about a 'Craziest Lure' competition?

So, it arrived, was smaller than I thought, but had a rattle in it which wasn't expected. before.jpg The suction cup will hopefully make a useful wobbler on the line ahead of the mouse, so I drilled a hole through it. suctionCup.jpg Had to surgically insert the hook. Unfortunately the surgery had co...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 20004

Re: Greenland Paddle

Starting to look like an Aleutian blade with that profile 8) In typical kingiFiddler fashion I got it completely around the wrong way though, as the spine is on the back on mine :-) I'll get there, eventually...maybe. But that does make me think I should look at procuring a curved spokeshave. Nice ...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 20004

Re: Greenland Paddle

Might see if there is some way to clip the blade of a GP into a rail blazer or some other plastic clamp so it can project out the bow like a bowsprit as mentioned few posts back. Will just have to check can get the line around it when fighting a fish. I have my split cheap euro as a spare at the mo ...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

Onya

:y:
by kingiFiddler
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

For newer members: https://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18754&hilit=kill Don't think I'll ever forget that day. Wow! If you had seen it coming you could have fired flares right at it, erected a neon sign and sounded a fog horn and it probably wouldn't have made a lick'n differen...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

Hahahaha. Nice work HLD. :y:
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

I hear ya. If my in-laws didn't live in Mangawhai I wouldn't bother going to that s#*thole. The town is a bore and the locals don't seem too bright. The restaurant service is piss poor. The local farmer's markets sell lots of hippy crap, and boating (or kayaking) in the Mangawhai estuary is dicing ...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

LOL. I don't have to go to Auckland. Half of Auckland comes to Mangawhai every weekend in Summer, and it's not the good half. You should witness the writhing, tangled mass of egos on the boat ramp on any Summer or holiday Saturday morning. It's a fascinating study in human behaviour, for sure. Was f...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

You're on your own out there. There are no sea police, Maritime NZ only have a retrospective interest in incidents, the Coastguard is a voluntary rescue organisation and has no power and the harbour masters are only interested in harbour activities, and I have seen no evidence of them actually doin...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Speed bumps are fighting back

Short choppy paddle yesterday arvo out the Mangawhai Estuary. As is typical these days, boats coming in/out either have no idea of or simply don't give a rats for, the rules. Not even some of the charter skippers that frequent these waters seem to care either. Yesterday however, the guy paddling out...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 20004

Re: Greenland Paddle

Thanks for all that, and all your help. Wow, 550gms must feel like nothing until blade hits water.
by kingiFiddler
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 20004

Re: Greenland Paddle

Thanks HLD. If I screw up the entry, or, especially with GP1 before I sharpened and rolled the edges a bit more, I both feel and hear the cavitation through at least the first half of the stroke. Boy does it feel ugly. The noise GP2 makes upon exit is different than that and it's so smooth throughou...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 20004

Re: Greenland Paddle

Had a chance to test the new paddles. GP2 (the darker cedar) is smooth and a real joy to paddle. First time with cedar so a very different flex to my kauri/rimu GP1. Haven't settled on a final loom shape but very happy with how it paddles. Fully powered up it's got a really neat 'fsssk' on exit. Not...
by kingiFiddler
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 17
Views: 3776

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

Well fellas and fellesses, it's not often I get a win but I've found someone with the moulds who is willing to make some up. I'm told they aren't sure on price yet but did say much cheaper than retail. I'd like to make it worth their while to dust off these moulds and hoping someone else is interest...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Yo crew
Replies: 1
Views: 1926

Re: Yo crew

Good luck with the tuna and the weather. Was just musing recently how shite the yak fishing weather has been for the last few months. Time I can get out mid-week have been crap weather and then the times it's good on the weekends I've had other 'stuff' to do. hope you have better luck :-)
by kingiFiddler
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 17
Views: 3776

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

Kiwi fishos wary of fancy new fangled things :lol: Ha, fancy calling it new. I learned about them when my old man taught me everything he knows about feeding fish. He gave me a big bag of 'em 20 years ago and I'm almost out and not because I've lost many to the sea, rather light fingers over the ye...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?
Replies: 17
Views: 3776

Re: Does nobody use JARA removeable sinkers these days?

This has me wondering what happened to JARA? Did someone buy them out and shelve it? It's too good a sinker to not be sold by someone. I don't doubt the Kilk stuff works and will buy some if I have no other choice, but there was nothing much wrong with the JARA sinkers. I never lost one unless the l...