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ummm Bouny Hunter... I like scabbing old fishing reels from bins... If you are seriously throwing it away, I want it... please!! send me a pm if you a for real!!
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Diawa - V.I.P 865U - 6'6" - 8-15kg.....
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Sweet rod for the green and gold torpedoes Kezz..

My recent buy, 6'6 Rodwork Offshore rod- Specialist IM6 graphite 4-6kg. Nasty snapper weapon!!..... SQUID.

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Yer I brought two rod holders from central park drive marine shop, alloy they are. Fitted them to the boat and there crap. Should have gone to smart marine to get get some stainless ones for not to much more.
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goes very nicley with me collection -  VIP 6455XXH (Tiagra 50w) and 80J (TLD 30II)....and of course the 865U is to be married to a TLD15.

Now I need to find a 4-6kg rated VIP to go with a Corsair....Strawberry?..Lethal?

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kerren,

i have a vip 270 which is rated for 12-30pound wich i think is a bit much really. i use 6 kg on it. it is a very whippy rod.

b.m

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There is a 7' 10" V.I.P rated about that... I have had my eye on it for a while... super nice!!!! I love my 655hx 40-130lb but there is no way it would handle more than 50lb...
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thanks guys.....

Lalandi...I think 7'10" would be a tad lengthy for my needs....(ie) boating....something in the 6'6" range would suit....what sort of $$$s
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VIP196L-8 8-20lb 7'10" is the only one they do... $330rrp, Damn its nice tho!!! Match that up with a slx20sh and you have an exceptional weapon.

Kerren I use an 8' uglystick on 4kg... no probs on a boat... I'll be using it at the BRB... have a play if you like .... ( You did at Kauri pt that day)

(correction 655hx 40-100lb)

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yeah man that was krazy styles!!!........loved every second of it!!
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my v.i.p is 6'6 i think and got it for $250 at stirling sports in takapuna then saw it at the boat show for $320 (or thereabouts).

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I went into Smart Marine at lunch and bought the rod I'd seen in the weekend. A Penn Custom Spin IM6 Graphite (2-5kg). So now I can indulge in my kahawai on ultralight tackle fetish . Also bought some tiny ball sinkers and some sabikis.

Cheers Terry for the sweet deal!
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Went and bought some more bits and pieces for the ultralight arsenal... some baby Grim Reaper pink/whites and blue/whites, couple of grey ghost #6 flies, couple of smelt imitations and a couple of blue fox BFFS lures. Now to put all this stuff to use!
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Went into Smart Marine today and bought a ... whoooaaa, can't tell anyone what it is because then it wouldn't be a surprise... Everyone sing Tomsta a happy birthday for yesterday!
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i bought a handline today..$13 dollars from Kmart.
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better make that a VIP handline koz its red!
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The Power Pro braid 600 yards and 1200 yards of FINS, 24 kg rated IGFA is my latest buy. Just bought from the States curtesy of a recent visitor from the USA. AND a new pair of Hodgman breathable waders. Why are all these  items about 2.5 times dearer here in NZ??        While I was at it I got a digital camera (Minolta 7i + CF cards) again less than half NZ prices. All this bought from money returned from my aborted game trip last March.

I've got a 12-20lb VIP. for bottom/straylining using a 400 calcutta with 12 lb braid and for skippie/albie trolling use a Charter special 1000 (TLD5 with level wind)  loaded with 14 lb bright yellow Power Pro braid. Also have the next size up VIP (20-50, I think). I use a Daiwa SL30 SH and have even fished 50 lb braid on a Titus gold Okuma. This is an exceptionally versatile combination as I've used it for puka/kingies/snapper. Trolled Rapalas, skippie/albie/yft lures. Best do-everthing combo outfit I've got. Both great rods!

 

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I'm the proud owner of a prop flag/cover complete with flashing light courtesy of Smart Marine
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What I bought today....

Ryoshi Bait Knife

4kg mega burley bag

2 Kilos Pillies

2 Kilos Squid

3 Piece KFC Pack and a Pepsi

All I have to show for it is 2 little Kahawai GRRRRRR!!!!

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FishB, you want to know why fishing gear is sooooooo much more expensive here than in the USA? 

Where do I begin....?

  • Firstly, The NZ importer has to buy a USA made product in US$ and freight it over to NZ.  The exchange rate is never NZ freindly. They would be probably paying the same amount of $'s as any other US store who buy directly from the manufacturer.
  • Have to pay freight, customs fees, duty just to bring into NZ.
  • Add the importer's profit margin, then sell to the NZ stores.
  • Oh, the products are not so well known here and need a heavy advertising campaign - so factor in exhorbitant costs for advertising. PS. remember to adjust the profit margin to maintain net profit.
  • Advertising in NZ's largest fishing magazine, one page in colour costs over $2000!  Thats a lot of hooks or fishing line to pay for this!  NB. better check on the products you buy because you are paying for heavy advertising costs which are included in the price! 
  • Retailers want to make about 60% - 100% profit.  Compare to US retailers who are happy with a 25% profit - this is what you pay if you privately import.
  • Govt wants to make 12.5% in GST.

Get the picture?

Now I don't want to encourage everybody to privately import, there are plenty of pitfalls in that as well!  There are plenty of great fishing products that are fairly priced and well retailed by staff who care and stand behind the products they sell and the advice they offer you.  If you privately import, then you might have problems getting parts for that reel or electronics if they break down.

Duh... this makes so much sense I must be tired!  Time for bed!

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