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How do you explain the fish and smell of another boat to the kayak? They are like elephants and never forget. A kayak scorned is likely to seek revenge and that's always gonna sting.
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I find if you swagger past with a bag of fillets in your hand, slap its rump and say "you're next, fatty" you don't get any lip Evil Smile
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Hahahaha.
Aint no way I could pull that off.
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Wanted to wait until had tried all the moonshot knot options on fish but there's been too few opportunities to get out there for me. I'm not convinced the bimini or any double in fact, is ideal for me. It is probably ignorance talking - because lord knows plenty of people like it, but I don't like the feeling of that many knots going through the guides, even under the low pressure i can exert here on land.

Has anyone tried two FG knots on a small length of mono, to connect the braid mainline to braid topshot? 

My thinking is I can tie them well, know they are strong, and can get them in one spot so can more easily help them passed the tip and first guide more easily rather than a longer series of knots that would be in a bimini-cats paw/surgeon-bimini arrangement.

Would it be too thick, given the mono would have to be at least the same strength as the topshot braid (I'm thinking that'll be about 100-120lb)?
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About you moonshot kF, no worries on your knots the line will be fine, it's the bloody launch I'd be worried about, all that damn fire and smoke, but I'm sure Richard, Jeff and Elon aren't doing much fishing  up there yet, so when you get there you'll have the whole place to your self.
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A tenuous link to Auckland kayak fishing at best, but I've just been watching the Olympic women's white water kayaking. Although a sport without fishing rods, I can still relate a little bit, in that I know I would drown in a flash if I tried that s**t, wow they're fierce and  fast and tremendously skilled. I have new admiration for them, after my bit of fair weather paddling.
Apologies kF , for my feeble attempt above to amuse myself from lock down:)
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Originally posted by kingiFiddla kingiFiddla wrote:


Has anyone tried two FG knots on a small length of mono, to connect the braid mainline to braid topshot? 

Personally I think that's over complicating things.  If you're not keen on tying doubles then I'd look at back to back uni knots.  Splicing would be another option. 
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Hey Dave  amusing, and  think  KF will take as good natured spin on his marlin he is going to catch. And there I was thinking  he would be making an energetic paddle out from Oceans  in a new carbon fibre model stealth kayak,  without firing him out of a rocket. 
And would then catch said fish with assistance of a modest sometimes kayak / sometimes humble game fisher who happens to a small but capable gamefishing launch just about 16 feet..just to assist in landing fish and getting him home..

Hope all is ok over there and must be tough not fishing in what you know to be the best zone in Nz , can’t quite spell Aeteroa. Or spell check at least says I can’t.
Think of you every time I put my kayak in water.... only few times since you left. Wondering if you left any fish out there... but seems you have. Come home bro.
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Those women kayakers in slalom look amazingly fit, pretty good at kayaking in rough too.
I always picture myself as a chubbier Lisa Carrington paddling out to my spots... helps me go faster.
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HY, it might as well be a space mission, feels like about the same chances of success ;-) Just hope it aint a fizzer - a dud that does nothing on the launch pad. Would rather it blew up in spectacular fashion on the way to the moon than fizzled out.
Am feeling for you fellas and fellesses over there in lockdown. Not sure I'd be keeping it all together if we had so many lockdowns here.

FA, thanks. I'm thinking back to your earlier advice about just doubling the line and doing a surgeon or double uni knot, but might have a crack at adding rizzuto/whipping knot to finish them as a wee ramp on both sides.
 

Trouble with much of this is I can only poke the rod out off the deck and tie a bunch of weights to it to see how the knots hold up. unless I can get into a few sharks at the start of Summer I'm never going to get a good test of these things, just have to go by gut feel.

I guess one good thing about the crap weather here is time to try more and more of these knots out on the deckometer testing rig.

*edit* Shane, Lisa is a fave here and the only woman Mrs KF would ever change sides for. And who could blame her. Lisa is a Kayak Goddess sent from Heaven.


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KF you need to be shown how to tie a real good plait and a wind on into that. I can show you then you would need to practise. 

Nathan Adams or Craig Wilcox (both awesome game fisherman) both live in Mangawhai and can show you... if you see Craig tell him sent you...they  can also hook you up with Dacron leaders as well as Nathan makes them. Am sure they will help, otherwise come to Auckland and stop over for hour in  the beautiful ECB and I can show you. 
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If you come down here .. you can get  to meet male equivalent albeit slightly older model the of Goddess in photo above..
Could even invite the legendary Muppet down for a beer at same time given time spent on his site. 
May as well meet the best fisherman,  if also meeting best looking person on this site who drinks the most red wine.
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I was once mentioned on radio as being faster than Lisa Carrington. True story
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Radio you say, what were you up to M.
The acclaimed fisherman Muppet skulked 11 gallons of larger faster than Lisa Carrington downed a protein shake? 
Or was this a flat water event with a white pointer?
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😂

No it involved a good kingfish then half a bloody kingfish, two big sharks and me hitting light speed getting off the water.

It was quite something hearing the boatie on the radio describe what they saw 😂

Aussie Mike said the exact same thing as I hit the afterburners 😂
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Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:

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No it involved a good kingfish then half a bloody kingfish, two big sharks and me hitting light speed getting off the water.

It was quite something hearing the boatie on the radio describe what they saw 😂

Aussie Mike said the exact same thing as I hit the afterburners 😂

Was it at Stanley Point in your old red yakk about two years ago?
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Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:

Forecast was crap did not know whether I was gonna go or not this morning. At 3.30am got up opened window a bit of breeze from NW it seemed so texted MK see if he was ok to go and so it was on. Met him at BP for fuel and headed to the bay.

It was even better up at the bay still a breeze but less and no swell this week but there were clouds threatening as we set up and launched at 5.20amish. We found the macks started off small again but in no time found schools of bigger ones and loaded up with about 7 of them as I did not wanna stay long.

First bait out and 10 minutes later the familiar zzzzzzzzzzzzz hit of a king and in short time landed a 90cm 20lb king kept for dinner, 10kg of drag it had no chance. Next bait came off the bloody hook so next bait went down and 15 minutes later zzzzzzzzzz again and another one about 90cm he went home. Next run I missed a short while later but not the next and up came an 80cm king released.

Got a couple more macks and sent down another bait and not long after the reel zzzzzzzzed again and a stroppy 95cm came up and was released too. Another mack out that got hit but it let go before I could set hook, next one went down to the bottom and got hit down there could have been a JD, Kahawai or Snap did not hook it though. Got two more big macks after that and one went out that got hit swimming out my hand and hooked up a very stroppy fish that pulled good line and after a few minutes landed an 1100 long 30lb odd King released. Last bait went down and zzzzzed off shortly after and hooked up again then a massive weight came on, I tussled hard out and after finally getting off the "snag" I wound up half a Kingie. It would have been a good one too it still weighed about 20lb with it pouring blood and guts hanging out over my yak. Then two Bronzies circled the yak, stuff this I though unhooked the half king and threw it in for them. I watched them grab it and fight over it.

Paddled in after that did not wanna lose anymore kings to sharks besides 5 is enough Cool


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Originally posted by MichaelK MichaelK wrote:


Hi Wayne...nah bloody Dan wouldn't share his kingies all morning....LOL.....I wasn't particularly after a fish to keep, more for sport this time around....the only one I had mouthed my livie then spat it out as I went to load up....drag was set a bit soft...oh well lessons for next time....in regards to the bronzies it was pretty awesome as they thrashed on the surface after the head after Dan tossed it in......I have also never seen Dan paddle away so fast......LOL.....understandable when 3m of teeth are grinning at you....I reckon the kingie was in the 25-30lb region looking at what was left....and Dan was getting towed around pretty well.
 
unfortunately I am away for the next week and the weekend looks mint....hopefully there will be a change when I get back and can have another go


Aussie Mike was witness 😂

Was a great morning
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That’s what I love about this thread so easy to find the information
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Great fishy story M:), some good nuggets there. I could follow the day.My god 5 big kings in a session is tremendous, and you got a HIT workout with Bronzies to boot.
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