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What do you use for this? Thinking of getting one of the kite figure-of-eight winders if I can find one the right size. Cheap, effective solutions welcome
 

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I got mine from a dive shop I think. It floats which is a big bonus when your want to quick release for when you have hooked that big bugger and have to follow him.

Cost $20NZ and worth every penny. Couldn't be poked making one for that price. Cheap out the free dive shops they should have them.

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and the pic
 

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Morning guys, I use a small electrical cable roll. The black round plastic thing that building wire, earth wire comes on. It works good because it's free from any electrician who would usually throw them out, and also because you can stick your arm through it and just throw the anchor over and let it spin off.

It is probably a little bulkier to store on the yak than a kite winder thingy.
 

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Hey Peril
Have you looked in BFC i got this for $9 does the trick for me
 

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HiRAEdd said:
Magicrik said:
Hey Peril
Have you looked in BFC i got this for $9 does the trick for me
That's pretty much the same set up that I use too.
Can you give me a name or a catalogue number? I don't think there are any stores close to me. I might check Bias though. A name will really help
 

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This work well for me Peril, and is free. Just a piece of bamboo stake with anchor line wound on kite style. For a real quick deploy just pull stick out and line just unravels. Steve.
 

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Sorry mate theres not a name on it just on the back it says
"ART NO 1002"
And i still got the bar code sticker on and that is
5557855500391
then under that is
563-1002 W/H

I dont know if thats any help :?
 

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Magicrik said:
Hey Peril
Have you looked in BFC i got this for $9 does the trick for me
Rik
What advantages does it have over a handline caster which comes in the same size?
 

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I just use a piece of ply with 'v' notches at each end.

Advantages:

Cheap, don't think the wife will ever notice where I got it from.

Think it floats (the ply does but not sure when loaded with cord . . . hmm, will have to test!),

Holds lots of line,

Can use in emergencies to cut bait up on,

And if you are swallowed by a croc, make sure you are holding it when sliding down throat as you can use it to prop croc's mouth open so you can crawl out and escape.

Disadvantage:

People whack me with it and tell me to settle down.
 

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Dave,
I just saw this diver's reel on a US forum. Looks the biz, made for underwater with an integral locking mechanism, comes loaded with line. I'm not sure if they're available over here, there's a mad keen diver at work, I'll see if he's seen them (probably not at US$34.99 unfortunately).
 

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Dodge said:
Magicrik said:
Hey Peril
Have you looked in BFC i got this for $9 does the trick for me
Rik
What advantages does it have over a handline caster which comes in the same size?
I'm with Richo.

A plastic hand caster which can be purchased in many sizes seems the easiest option.

Chris
 

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Have been using a 200 mm piece of pool noodle for some time, just wrap the anchor cord around it. Have a clip tied onto it to attach to the yak. I only use builders line for the rope and a reef anchor made from 10 guage fencing wire which has 6 prongs on it. Seems to hold pretty well in weed etc. If I want to leave it I just chuck it over the side, floats you see!

Also carry a ski stock with the basket removed which I shove into the sand in shallow areas, it has a 3 metre cord attached which clips onto the yak. Carry it in the spare paddle spot on the side of the Outback.

Very handy to fend off rocks and sharks and to reverse with in the shallows.

Sharks are big around here!!!
 
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