Little Hooker

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  1. I have a question maybe someone in this chat can answer.We headed out to heaton's for the first time on my mate's boat which has an airmar 1kw transom mounted transducer on a HDS7 and it seems to lose the depth reading around 1500mtrs down. Is that normal?? Whats the capability of these transducer?? TIA
  2. i was out there friday tryin to chase some SBT. We travelled to heatons for the first time but not a single reel turned over all day. So depressing with the effort we put in.
  3. fishmaniac, thanks for your input mate, really apperciated it! I have pretty much the same reels as you and its good to know that you have done what i want to do in the future. I have a nice jig rod that is very bendy but i dont think it will have enough black bone for a marlin. My other rod is a nitro widow maker, tank of a rod which isnt so bendy and probably not that suitable for pe 3 line but probably can pull a rhino out of the water if id use decent line
  4. fishmaniac, I have a 4500 that i normally battle kings with and havent yet be troubled by one big enough even when in NZ. So probably jus using the 6500 for capacity for those big runs im dreaming of. What type of drag pressure roughly were you using for the black?
  5. hey lads, Im stuck at this position where i have 2 line options for my 6500 saltiga. Would you use 80lb 300mtrs or 47lb 600 mtrs. Im aiming for marlin or the odd tuna that comes by our waters. I was hoping to use P.e 4 but the shop was out of stock so p.e3 was the only thing available! Ur thoughts please? LH
  6. i have no experience in the trade but i have done a abit of paint work on my boat which has turned out not so great but ive read online that after your primer and top coat you should apply a clear coat to finish.?? What do you reckon pachma rods?
  7. I brought my personal gear over. catalina 4500 with a power spell 250g. saltiga DF with gamakatsu 300g jig rod and a mate brought his saltish o/h with powerspell 300. Pulled up all the fish pretty easy. But i had to send 2 reels to get warranty service after getting punished with 2 days fishing over there. The gears were grinding Jigging with the 4500 is the best. Light and has enough balls to get the job done. btw im the guy in the gamakastu shirt
  8. Go with the magnum but mate. Ive got a viper and using a 5000 sustain runing 30lb braid and in which i feel the reel is a tad small for the rod. The magnum butt is more of a allrounder. The viper is more for those bigger inshore goodies out there.
  9. LoL master tan never smiles.
  10. thats awesome! I'd watch a doco on these creatures and there named killers whales for a reason. They were hunting baby whales and eating them. Since we have a few babies whales along our coast line atm, maybe that has attracted them here.
  11. solid fish! But i think the record in nz is 55kg ish....
  12. I regret not coming but at the end of the day i still got a feed lol
  13. Has anyone experiment with the japan brands like yozuri or xzoga. They have decent specs like the the brands listed above.
  14. Thanks boys i have a read around.
  15. Hey lads, I'd just brought a pair of tiagra 30w with matching rods. Tho i dont know much about mono's as this will be my first game setup. Its main chor will be trolling and the odd cubing session.. So im thinking Hi-vis colour?? 15 or 24kg, Im leaning towards 15kg jus to be sporty and more fun. The store where i brought the reels from reckons maxima mono is that go....?? What other brands should i be looking at? Thanks for your input.