Hope your plan comes together riga. Expect a full report on your return. I could offer advice but I learnt all I know from BA and he's filling you in. Hell I've been strapped to ine for 6.5 hours and it was pulling harder then than when we first hooked it. Unfortunately the mainline parted but thats why they call it fishing.
rigga where abouts are you?
if your in AK i am down there this weekend and have a wee set up you can use if you want to trow a lure, it was a down rigger set up i used to use.
the rope idea sam was saying, is the same really as a down rigger system without the fancy stuff, the line if set up right would be about 2m behing the weight so tangles are non existant, we did the same before i got a down rigger, when setting baits its just a dam big puka bomb set in place, if its too high the whole lot spirals and tangles hence why we have it about 1m or so.
Well seems that everyone has swords on the brain, but I guess eveyone is still itching for a fight and sword fighting is certinely an experience .....I'm no expert but have nailed 4 and been SMOKED by a few others...
Cheers woollyok awesome info by the sounds of things we gona definatly need a good feed of weetbix and a few redbull and such thrown in for good measure
so basically the skippie is rigged uplike a pillie is when straylining except on a larger scale
what about squid? is it best to plave the hook throught he head/eye hard area and then tie the main part of the body onto the hook and leave the tentacles dangling out nicely?
also as a last resort if all the skippies and bait has disapeared has anyone used a whole kahawai to any effect, as i can imagine squid out there chewing through a bit of bait
also sounds as if you guys all encounter a swordy everytime you head out, just hope that we can have a chance to do battle with the king of the sea
How about this one. I haven't done it but stumbled on this a while ago.
yeh it looks the goods for sure thanks stu, only thing is that to place the leader through the mantle of the squid you would have to cut the leader off the swivel and then recrimp it each time you hade to rebait, or you could just place the leader along side the mantle and tie it in place using the same method