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by kingiFiddler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 5294

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: 2829

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: 24
Views: 5294

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: 2829

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: 2829

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: 24
Views: 5294

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: 18
Views: 5383

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: 24
Views: 5294

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: 4639

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: 4639

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: 23309

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: 4639

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 ...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 23309

Re: Greenland Paddle

Sounds great. Yes please. Will be in the Far North very soon and for a few weeks so can bring the paddle/s with me (no room for yak, darn-it) and hopefully I can find a day/time that works for us both to drop 'em off. Even if the flaying saucer defies any reasonable explanation, it should be good fo...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 4639

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:46 pm
kingiFiddler wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:09 pm
This frees up said hatch for a livie tank once I get one of those portable aerators
Hmm, sounding less minimalistic now :D
Become one with the Kingi, gwasshoppa. What does the Kingi see? Food. It can't eat a go pro.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Kayak Trolling for Kingfish

If no livie, then a deadie. Failing that, pick your poison. I prefer slug-go's. But I ain't telling how I keep 'em away from the hordes of Kahawai.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 136
Views: 23309

Re: Greenland Paddle

Have been using GP2.1 because I donated it to the KFNZ gear library (which, by the way, seems to be a resounding flop of an idea) and wanted to eek out as many learnings as possible until (if ever it seems) someone else wants to use it. I like it much more than the flaying saucer (GP3.1). But will t...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 4639

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:26 am
Still have warm air under the well though which'll kill the cold very quickly, and tasty juices dribbling out through the scuppers.
Now, if you lined the well with tinfoil... :lol:
Wet towel over the fish?
One of those large ziploc foil bags?
I dunno. the experimenting will continue...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?
Replies: 9
Views: 3334

Re: Have you a good set of split ring pliers/cutters?

I have these black magic ones and I'm fairly happy with them. https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/black-magic-compact-fishing-pliers-gunmetal thanks. Every tried buying replacement cutters for them? What about replacement plier tips? Are the tips stainless steel? Do they work OK on even small split rings?
by kingiFiddler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL Harbour Bridge 25 March
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: AKL Harbour Bridge 25 March

Onya :y: :y: