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    Posted: 28 Jul 2003 at 1:18pm
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In honour of Canadian John and all those other fishos who's wives don't give a rats backside about any fishing gear puchased, this thread is the "What I bought Today" thread.

What I bought was a rapala CD 18 lure, a paravane to set it at various depths, new rod holder and Mark Kitteridges book on Kingfish. Not very sexy, but new fishing toys always push my buttons.

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Bender, that kingfish book is a good one... well, me thinks so. The spine on my copy is splitting because I read it so bloody much!

How exactly do paravanes work???
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The are the opposite of a kite - they go down under the water - you can run a lure out the back on a rubber band, similar to a downrigger.
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KSI ..i thought you would know this one! You burley up off the rocks and when a big kingi goes cruising by you scone him with it. If you tie it on to your fishing line you can retrieve the paravane too.....

 

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paravanes are bloody fantastic for attracting fish also - albacore fishing off manakau we lost 3( white ones)  in 2 hours to fish that we never saw (2 in 15 mins breaking crimped 250lb mono) so we changed to red and we still got it and it catches albies better than anyother lure we towed, i reccomend that if you want a cheap attractant get some. I know iill be towing them all season.
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have to admit I have fished with Mark Kitteridge and I did not find him the least bit sexy!!!!!

but the bugger catches fish alright.

I learned more in 3 days from watching  him catch fish than I did from  the previous 3 years.

he has a great way of rigging livies, bridle rigged with circle hooks... deadly!

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hmmmm paravanes?? can't have to much stuff in a tackle box - how do the ????? work - look like a wooden boat hull with two angled wings on the side - saw them on geoff thomas something or rather - i think they wobble side to side and attract the fish up???????
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"What I bought Today"  well saturday (confirmed bachelor)

ummmm hook honing stone, diamond knife sharpener, 3x rocky rod holders (cos i know i'll lose one somewhere) and some black magic balloons/clips kit - save me having to use the gloves from work

must admit it gets some strange looks setting out a livie under a inflated white 5 finger salute

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parravanes help catch fish by taking the lure deeper than the surface, most have extra holes to help run them at differant levels and even extra holes to make them run out to one side of the boat so two or more can be run at once...... the little orange plastic one that sells for about $10 is good for a lot of smaller fish like Kahawai Bonito Alberts Kingfish and i have even caught snapper using them..... but to be fair not a lot of people use them now but they do work if you only use a small lure attached as they are made to flip over once any weight is added and head for the surface, this is of cause if you tie the trace from your lure direct to the paravane which is how these cheepo ones are used........

a good lure to use is a T spoon cut the handle off and bolt a hook to the spoon part drill a hole in the other end and attach a split ring and swivel tie you trace to it and hook this up to your parravan or even a peice of white plastic cut to the shape of a 30gm jig you would be suprised how well these things work........

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Lethal, you have a thing about destroying perfectly good cutlery!

The paravant I bought has the tow line from the top in the centre, so hope it won't turn over. I'm really trying to gain the same effect as a downrigger without spending a grand.

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Can anyone post a pic of a paravane for me?... I think I know what one is but aren't 100% sure and I can't exactly explain it.

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take note of the adjustment holes at both snap swivel locations Si......

A lot of people I know use "Diving Boards" or " Trolling Weights" when using a bungy line for bait like skippes, alberts and kahawai.
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Cheers Kerren. Thought that was what they were! I've seen them on the back of commercial fishing boats... I've heard they attach them to the net cables to help hold the net open... is this true
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yeppers....

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I bought 4fish. 2 hot dogs 2 dim sims and $2 worth of chips
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Clip and marker buoy for end of anchor warp to enable me to dump it in a hurry (is there a theme coming through here).

 

 

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Bender,

     The clip and buoy sound like a bit of me.  How much, where from and how to?  Please.  I always wanted one but don't have the room in the anchor locker - but a clip system - yeah!

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Just bought a yachtin genoa sheet clip from burnsco and a small craypot market buoy - I have room in the anchor locker with 100ft of warp sittin gon top (and still plenty of room - that's what you get when you buy a Ramco, coz Bill Mackrell goes fishing all the time and knows how the little touches on a boat, like a decent anchor well, make all the difference to fishability. And I only have a 560, nothing big).
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How to: the warp runs through the marker buoy hole to the clip, which has a stainless ring. I simply tied a figure 8 knot in the end of the warp to stop everything falling off the end. Clipped it to the anchor well warp ring....and waited for the warm weather to get after some kings.
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Just bought an icecream, Blue Fox 18gr 'herring' jig and half a doz Grey Ghost Estuarine #4 flies.
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