Sealine Expert - Kitefishing
I've been following this topic for a while now and it's really interisting
So much that i will be trying it out myself
I always like to try out new stuff and this seems like the way to go in certain places
just roughly, what exactly do you need
Kite and a rod and reel to fly it from?
After their succesfull venture this weekend, Def and Psy may advise you on equipment for your specific conditions.In the light of you allready having heavy tackle ,my advice would be to use the two rod system,in other words ,all you will need is a short stout rod,(Elbe-musclecracker-not too expensive) and a KP(6inches -8inches can be ordered with some sort of drag system which will greatly assist when paying out kite-line or retrieving,credit to Psy for his research done on the drag-system), loaded with Dyneema of 80lbs upwards (Mullers-kites and Windsong kites both stock it,both RSA manufacturers,google them).
Kite shape would be up to you ,but bear in mind that the least complicated would arguably be a 750mmX750mm square kite from Windsong,it is simple to erect and simple to fly at a reasonable angle if needed.
In your case ,it would be just another weapon in your arsenal to get big baits further out pending favourable wind-directions.The use of a dropper-clip which Enigma apparently sells would be advised .This way you can drop multiple baits if you so wanted.Bear in mind that unless you are extremely dexterous,this is a two-man operation(husband and wife will work,lol).
Any uncertainties please just ask or check out Def's forthcoming post on the weekend's outing.
p.s If you have one dedicated heavy tackle reel(Tn 50 for example,it would be best if you had a fair amount of nylon on top,maybe 450m or so,one feels safer with nylon going through your dropper than backing,and at least you will have some nylon on the reel for the first part of the fight and hook-up.
Last edited on Mon Mar 8th, 2010 05:47 am by kitefisher