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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 11:54 am
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Hey Guys, has anyone mastered the art of fishing with a KP, back in the day my dad only fished with a KP, but with the lastest technology we the new generation have been spoon fed with reels that have 6:1 ratio or whatever! but i really think damn you have to be spot on to fish with a KP, so guys what's your views.::H

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 12:58 pm
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i used to love fishing with a kp, they take a bit of getting used to in terms of casting. where they are unreal is for swimming big livies. with braid on they hold kays of line...they also seem to last forever because they have zero mechanical parts except a small bearing. with a big fish though your hand takes plenty strain trying to apply "drag"

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 01:15 pm
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hi on dad
The KP is one of the best reelz i fished wid a fisherman really enjoys the fight wen fishind wid one. i learnt fishing wid it frm my dad an grandad i've mastered flickin wid it frm piers an small gullies bt do have probz wen fishin frm the surf an throwin over head. It also wrkz really well wen swimming ur bait for the big daddy(sharks)
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sly booogie is out ☺

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 01:29 pm
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i guess if you fight a fish with a KP its YOU who is fighting the fish and not your tackle! what say guys??

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 01:38 pm
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yip. no opportunity to straight stick the thing and take a break...

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 02:08 pm
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thatz so true on dad it really tests ur ability as a fisherman an ur stamina
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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 02:11 pm
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On Dad, thats exactly what i love about KP's, you really are playing the fish, deciding when to give it line or not. Simple to use, and you're not just winching in a fish like some of the other reels feel like. The knuckles do take a bit of a hammering tho if your hands slip with something big on the end.

Ivan Stopforth the pro rock and surf angler is dynamite in casting this reel. Something to watch if you ever get to see it, or if he is still doing his angling clinics.

 

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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 02:16 pm
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about twenty years ago there was a guy on the natal south coast that used to gooi a kp to hell and gone. he used to wind it up like a lassoo, gradually giving it more line each time until he had it flying in an arc of of about 4 or 5 metres. when he eventually let it go it disappeared towards the horizon. havent seen anyone else do that, what a pleasure to watch.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 18th, 2007 10:02 pm
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Hey On Dad,

The KP was my reel of choice, when I was still a young teenager, I practically grew up on the Durban Piers. Great for shoulder to shoulder fishing, drift bait for shad. Back then could under hand flick a small spoon quite a distance, that made overhead casts not necessary.

My late Dad, also started with this reel and back then was machined out of a solid block if wood and had a centre ring that one could tighten....I have 2 of his that belong in my private fishing collection. Fishing with a is KP really is a art in its own, where one can trully savour the fight, for after fighting a fish with one of these for a long time, u really feel what the old timers were up against back in the day.

I still use my KP when ever fishing conditions present itself, if fishing for Kob late at night, and they are close by, definate will use this reel. I have an outfit matched with a 400/1 with a 5". Incidently my bigget fish taken of the surf was a Bronzie of 105kg, was on a KP....and let me tell  that was a long hour and 15 minutes. Bruised fingers, et al...and was not on one of those oversized swimbait shark reels.

I think if we did not have the latest Saltigas and Trinidads and were still fishing with these types of reels, we would see a different, more mature angler......How about SASAA ONLY allowing this reel for the next Nationals? :D

Ultimatley the pure KP angler will be more deserving of his catch...having more respect for his opponent and with it the enjoyment for the sport....sadly the reel is out gunned (and contributors like myself), opting for those further caster reels, the competition of my fellow anglers all vying for that elusive pull from a denzin of the deep....and with it having a higher ratio of pulls as most of our targeted species are out in the deeper water out if casting distance for the average KP purist (if still in existance)...

Long live the KP!

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 Posted: Mon Mar 19th, 2007 10:59 am
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Hi Patrick,

Ivan stopforth is still doing his casting clinic's through kingfisher - 1st sunday of every month, He has also moved from the kp to new multiplier's but uses the same kp casting method and easily gets distances of 165 metres plus.

You're quite right, its a joy to watch him cast.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 19th, 2007 09:28 pm
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Thanks for the info Khani.

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