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 Posted: Mon Jun 14th, 2010 05:39 am
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Ryan_st
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Being the tackle junky that i am.... i just had to have one:fbash.

so soon i will have my new kite and i will post up some pic's and hopefully some of the fish i catch aswell..

i do have one question though, has anyone made a bait taxi/ferry  before?? because i cannot find them forsale in australia...

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 Posted: Mon Jun 14th, 2010 06:10 am
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Ryan,nice having you here on the kite-forums.There are some very nice kites manufactured in Australia ,the ""Caught-in-flight'' range are as good as they get.Very high quality and stitching second to none.

As for the kite ferry's,several companies manufacture these. Over here ''Mullers-kites'' and ''Windsong-kites'' both sell a taxi-kite(check out there respective websites on google)

Use the search facility here on Sealine's kite-forums, and I'm sure you will find what you're looking for.

Again, welcome to the kite-forums.Keep us posted on progress.:wfish

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 Posted: Mon Jun 14th, 2010 08:03 am
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cheers kitefisher... The kite i bought is actually a "Caughtinflight"  and should be spot on for what i want.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 14th, 2010 12:49 pm
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Ryan_st wrote: cheers kitefisher... The kite i bought is actually a "Caughtinflight"  and should be spot on for what i want.


They have a nifty Day Vay Day,(DVD) (Just pulling your leg a bit about the accent),regarding kite-fishing and bait preps etc.You may want to check it out,nice presentation of skip-baits ,rigging etc. Very passionate about kitefishing in the sportier sense(not using multiple hooks on longline rigs etc,like your neighbours) .

Not sure which size your opting for, the medium sized one(midi,I think) should be a good all-rounder.Allthough the large has enough pull to haul George Smith off a loose-scrum,it may well become a bit much to handle in a stiffish breeze.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 14th, 2010 01:24 pm
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kitefisher wrote: Ryan_st wrote: cheers kitefisher... The kite i bought is actually a "Caughtinflight"  and should be spot on for what i want.


They have a nifty Day Vay Day,(DVD) (Just pulling your leg a bit about the accent),regarding kite-fishing and bait preps etc.You may want to check it out,nice presentation of skip-baits ,rigging etc. Very passionate about kitefishing in the sportier sense(not using multiple hooks on longline rigs etc,like your neighbours) .

Not sure which size your opting for, the medium sized one(midi,I think) should be a good all-rounder.Allthough the large has enough pull to haul George Smith off a loose-scrum,it may well become a bit much to handle in a stiffish breeze.

Cheers

:hyst: - Gunna be following the Kite threads closely since I am new to the fold and gunna take it to the MAX !! Gunna be some serious sessions indeed..

What them Caught In Flight kites retail for and chances of getting em here? Or the locally avail kites just as good? Need the whole range of equipment so need to start somewhere..

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 Posted: Mon Jun 14th, 2010 01:53 pm
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hahaha... i will check out the DVD when i get the kite... should arrive by kangaroo in a couple of days hopefully.....

just need to buy some 100lb braid for my titus gold 30 and i should be set.... hopefully post some bigggg sharky's and fish up soon.

 

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 Posted: Mon Jun 14th, 2010 09:10 pm
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Abaddon33 wrote: kitefisher wrote: Ryan_st wrote: cheers kitefisher... The kite i bought is actually a "Caughtinflight"  and should be spot on for what i want.


They have a nifty Day Vay Day,(DVD) (Just pulling your leg a bit about the accent),regarding kite-fishing and bait preps etc.You may want to check it out,nice presentation of skip-baits ,rigging etc. Very passionate about kitefishing in the sportier sense(not using multiple hooks on longline rigs etc,like your neighbours) .

Not sure which size your opting for, the medium sized one(midi,I think) should be a good all-rounder.Allthough the large has enough pull to haul George Smith off a loose-scrum,it may well become a bit much to handle in a stiffish breeze.

Cheers

:hyst: - Gunna be following the Kite threads closely since I am new to the fold and gunna take it to the MAX !! Gunna be some serious sessions indeed..

What them Caught In Flight kites retail for and chances of getting em here? Or the locally avail kites just as good? Need the whole range of equipment so need to start somewhere..



Abbadon, We are fortunate enough to have some world class kite-manufacturers in RSA.Without advocating any one brand over the other,I honestly think that the good old fashioned square kites from Windsong,is the least cumbersome to set up and tack if the need arises. The abovementioned Aussie kites are way cool, fly easy,but cannot tack(fly at an angle) and remain as stable, as a square kite.

Here you will see the whole collection of Windsongs and some other snazzy ones too.

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=33791&forum_id=82

Have fun shopping.

p.s In PE, size matters,you may not want to retrieve any big mama kite with some of the breezes that you have there.lol

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 Posted: Mon Jun 14th, 2010 09:23 pm
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Abaddon33 wrote:
:hyst: - Gunna be following the Kite threads closely since I am new to the fold and gunna take it to the MAX !! Gunna be some serious sessions indeed..

What them Caught In Flight kites retail for and chances of getting em here? Or the locally avail kites just as good? Need the whole range of equipment so need to start somewhere..



Hi Craig

I just got my kites from Windsong.  Built to order and from order to collection at the post office =36 hours

These things fly like a dream, elementary and can be easily tacked / steered and are super stable.  Weigh nothing, fold up tiny

I normally fish them with the Taxi kite and you can drop baits as long as you want.  I have even used them to drag 6-10kg unwilling grey sharks out to decent  distances (great way to keep them out of the bricks)

I have to join you at St Francis on a westerly and we can drop (with outrigger clips) our baits on the Tica at 300m with a 20m 1.5mm steel windon and play tug-o-war with your magic carpet

Got me - 2 x Taxis

1  (1mx1m kite)  Low wind

1  (85cmx85cm kite)

2  (65mx65cm kite) most used

2  (50cm x 50cm) for 50kt winds

3 x adjustable drogue tails

 

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 Posted: Tue Jun 15th, 2010 05:38 am
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Mornings Enigma,wont you load us a pic of the drogue tail,and the taxi that Windsong sells, please. Maybe under the link in the 7th post where some other kites are posted.

Cheers

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 Posted: Tue Jun 15th, 2010 05:43 am
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 Posted: Tue Jun 15th, 2010 06:08 am
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@Kitefisher - will check the link and follow up with you guys on what,where and how..

@Enigma - that is a great turnaround time man! So, kite aside, there are a lot of other gadgets I will need not so? Will have to read the forum again and again.. cant get enough info and this really crappy weather is only conducive to being indoors anyway. What better way to spend ones time than surfing the site for info..

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Lot's and lots of gadgets. I even go a roller troller and believe it or not did some vertical jigging from the beach (on a reef 500m from the beach)

Kitefisher is a wealth of knowledge. I just find the no nonsense easy way to fish Big fish is send the kite out with baited rig attached to an outrigger clip and when you're at the right distance engage the drag on the bait reel, let kite out till bait is high in the air, strike and a kamakazi Tail or Bonnie drops 20m into the ocean, sit tight and enjoy.

Then take the taxi kite and send out an eds rig (chokka sard mixed grill at 400m off macassar and you will get a kob or 2 even if the water is clear and the NW is blowing)

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 Posted: Tue Jun 15th, 2010 07:09 am
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Enigma wrote:  and believe it or not did some vertical jigging from the beach (on a reef 500m from the beach) Caught some tips from the jigging and popping guys,would love to hook something on a slow-rolling jig   http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=41128&forum_id=67

Kitefisher is a wealth of knowledge. '''All dressed up, and nowhere to go''::S

Sorry for hi-jack Ryan,but I.m sure you'll also find it interesting.

 

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 Posted: Tue Jun 15th, 2010 08:06 am
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no worries.. im new to the idea so this is both usefull and interesting information.

do you ever have any trouble with ocean currents and swells etc affecting your ability to notice strikes when dropping baits well ofshore e.g creating a massive belly in your line ??

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Ryan

Ideally it would be an advantage to have a high point to fish off,obviously this comes with its own set of problems when a big fish needs to be landed,without a beach or suitably sized gully nearby.As far as missing pick-ups,I would gather that the size of fish you are targeting when dropping a half a Horse-mackerel ,will leave no guesswork as to when it has taken the bait,even with a bow in the line,the bow will also have resistance as the fish swims away and alert you via your drag,or rod-tip.

For what its worth,I know that in Hawaii they use a bell which clips onto the rod,but it is possibly for night-time fishing,where they sleep a distance back from the Volcanic rocks that they fish off.

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I would gather that the size of fish you are targeting when dropping a half a Horse-mackerel ,will leave no guesswork as to when it has taken the bait
 to true haha

 

i was more worried about the "eds" bait that would be dropped out, but i guess if its worth catching youl know about it.

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