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    Kahawai lure - rigging ?

    How do you guys rig these types of Kahawai lures ?

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    Is there a sinker involved ? They seem fairly light... Or are they normally used for trolling and not casting ?
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    I put a small ball sinker in front of it, just have it sliding down the trace. Clinch knot to the ring and loop on other end, either a figure 8 or a crimped loop. They really are a prick for twisting mono on your mainline though

    Get the white one
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    Fillet a pillie. Put fillet on the hook then tie on with bait cotton. Make it presentable - not too tight. Small weight above hook. send it to the bottom. Works good in a current

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    I ve used them for trawling, But im sure they would be OK casting out with a small weight in front to get it down a bit.

    Me and the Bro fished of the back of Pupunga Point in the Manukau last Sunday, Kawahi where keen to have a crack at any thing. The swell was rolling in pretty hard from the SW and smashing up the boulder beach there, and my line was getting caught in the rocks. I had no sinker just two hooks in a large bait to sink it down. After loosing 3 sets of gear I found a dirty old coke bottle, put a cup of water in it and tied it about 1200mm up from the bait. Cast that out to keep my baits out of the rocks, worked mint. When the bottle would land and slap on the water the doppy Kawahi would hoon up and check it out then duck down smash the bait.
    Took home 1/2 dozen fish for the smoker.
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    On the Huia Banks is where I have had good success with the pillie fillet

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    How to rig this, not how do you hua's catch Car Y

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    Ive caught them on everything this year from Magnum Rapalas, stick baits, jigs, softbait, tuna flys to Hex wobblers - everything except bait LOL

    The one you posted pic of wouldnt be able to be cast very far if its the same as the ones I have - The hex wobbler is a pretty standard for casting, cheap as chips and avail in heaps of different weights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    Ive caught them on everything this year from Magnum Rapalas, stick baits, jigs, softbait, tuna flys to Hex wobblers - everything except bait LOL

    The one you posted pic of wouldnt be able to be cast very far if its the same as the ones I have - The hex wobbler is a pretty standard for casting, cheap as chips and avail in heaps of different weights
    Is the hex wobbler like a big trout spinner? With red tag and trebble hook?

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    sweet, i got several of those, just curious about the plastic ones, coz they seemed too light for casting...
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    there is fuk all out there that will out perform this lure in green, Gibo is right about it being a line twister, but on colour, green is the pick for me. A must have in the tackle box
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    They are called bone lures, what bones are green they all work, Kahawai must be the easiest fish to target

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    At the end of the day.. its Kahawai.. not exactly picky on their diet.
    Id guess my plastic one like yours pictured would be 5"-6 long. Its castable but not like a 40g Hex

    I know of one that was caught using a Maxi Pad on a treble hook.. but thats a story for a different day

 

 

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