palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby carnster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:23 pm

HardPlastic wrote:Awesome Carnster. Bigger than I thought hung around Palmy. Mate, in light of BigKev's loss and a biggun I lost this year, can I ask what leader knot you are using?

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30lb to 50 lb braid (overkill, mainly use it for when the xos cobes turn up) to a swivel (collar and capstan knot) to 60lb mono to swivel to 58lb single strand with haywire twist to a pillie rig.
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby nad97 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:27 pm

Nice fish for you guys this morning. Hopefully Ill get out there on Thursday befor I have to go away for work over the weekend. Carnster thats a stonker fish that anyone would be stoked with. Go the army
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby xbox » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:46 pm

Nice fish Chris - if anybody deserves it it's you, considering the hours you put in!
Careful Dave, don't jinx me as well - if i get a good one i'll rub it in big-time ;-)
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby carnster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:30 pm

Lol Dave, funny stuff. Don't worry Clive can catch the big ones even when they aren't on. Look out boys i am coming out. Have to be back on the beach by 6am. Super quick paddle to the reef and back.
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby wardeyak » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:37 pm

Hell Ya , good stuff, your killin it, hopefully by thurs I can get out there
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby krisvander » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:17 pm

Collar & capstan? Haven't heard of that one before. Doesn't seem like an easy knot to do on the fly in the kayak from the directions I saw.

Have you used palomar knots? I always do two wraps of the loop before putting it around the swivel. Never had one slip or bust, but I haven't fought a 1+ metre mackerel yet... I've only snagged the bottom & broke other parts of the rig. Never the braided knot.

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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby keza » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:45 pm

Great to see it's started firing for you.
Awesome fish.
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby Desal » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:48 pm

well done Chris, that is an absolute horse!
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby clarkey » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:58 pm

What can one say,good stuff mate.
I'm not a complete idiot.Some pieces are missing.
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby carnster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:29 pm

Hey Kris the collar and capstain gets easier and is much stronger than the palomar when tied to a swivel.
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby billpatt » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:04 am

Nice Chris,

I have to make all my rigs again after the awesome Monday session. Ended up with 2 big fellas in the box, and got dusted 3 times. The last one chewed straight through the wire after he took 100m of line.

Hopefully see you guys out there when the weather and work gods align again. Bill.
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby andybear » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:10 am

Hi,
Well done with the huge Spanish!
My response to this magnificent event, is very late after the event, due to my inability to find words, good enough for such a conquest.
Having theosaused my dictionpunka, still have not found anything suitable.

So ....Very very well done. Congratulations. Awesome.....Very very nice.

Just a tiny bit of envy.

cheers andybear :D :D
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby Safa » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:49 am

A dismal morning compared to the boys from yesterday,but alas a 1m spotty in the hatch ,Bill nice mate did you get my PM the other day with the secret weapon................im sure you did from what you got on Monday!
Davo' im chewing on some fish tonight how about you big fella :lol:
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby carnster » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:22 am

Nice work Clive, 2 missed YFT and one miss on the pillie for me. Wish i could have stayed out a little longer.
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Re: palmy fires up 1.4m spanish

Postby billpatt » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:05 pm

Did get it thanks Clive. I had the same rig, just not patient enough, in the end I slowed my paddle rate right done and fish on.

Can't believe the size of the spots right now, they must have feed up good down South and are on there way back North.
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