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Kingfish on light tackle and a Skute Lure

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:27 pm
by Kayak Rob
As well as snapper it seems yellowtail kingfish seem to like the latest fishing craze in New Zealand that is the skute lure.

Re: Kingfish on light tackle and a Skute Lure

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:56 pm
by FatherOfMany
Nice Rob,

Where does one acquire these Skute Lures?

Re: Kingfish on light tackle and a Skute Lure

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:14 pm
by 13
I just got a skute lure of trademe so look forward to it arriving in the mail

Re: Kingfish on light tackle and a Skute Lure

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:34 pm
by dedant
FatherOfMany wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Nice Rob,

Where does one acquire these Skute Lures?
PM me . I'll send you something to swim. ;) What's your favourite colour?

Re: Kingfish on light tackle and a Skute Lure

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:14 am
by Marc N
FatherOfMany wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Where does one acquire these Skute Lures?
Yes I was wondering the same thing, indeed what a 'Skute' was...

I saw one on the youtubery, that would have done a good squid imitation, about six inches long and all big brown feathers, it looked very effective.

Then I saw the photo from Dedant and these lures remind me of nothing so much as my old fave, the Tokoroa Chicken.

Tokoroa Chickens come in many shades and sizes, and most have eyes, I would think that most are designed, to emulate small smelt/trout etc. They also do well in the sea for Kahawai etc.

And just for interests sake, here below, is a photo of a couple of Tokoroa Chickens that I've tied myself, these are a pattern that I have used very effectively, on big Waikato River Brown Trout over the years, they are supposed to emulate a Koura (fresh water crayfish) escaping backwards...


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Re: Kingfish on light tackle and a Skute Lure

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:56 pm
by Marc N
And don't all laugh once..

Here's a couple I've just tied on 1/2 oz jig heads, fluoro nail polish on the heads.

It'll be interesting to see if these work :$

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Re: Kingfish on light tackle and a Skute Lure

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:17 pm
by FatherOfMany
Marc N wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:56 pm
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"No animals were injured in the making of this film", we think.