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Old 02-19-2018, 09:49 PM   #16
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Re: Your Kayak Setup for freediving

you can hang a hoop stringer off the side of the boat so all the fish stay in the water on the stringer. I use a rail saver off of a broken surfboard leash to connect the hoop to the kayak loops (whatever those small loops are that the seat snaps on to). I do it like this- i swim each fish over to the boat. Flip the stringer of fish in the back, break off some kelp to throw on top to keep em out of the sun and moist and away you go!
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:24 AM   #17
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Re: Your Kayak Setup for freediving

Sanny: Good tips, thanks. No kelp this side of Baja, but a wet towell is a great idea when paddling with fish out of the water. I most always dive with a floatline/float/stringer... portable setup cause I wander far from the anchored boat... haven't had an issue with a shark or sea lion yet, but the seagulls sure do love to inspect and peck.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:47 PM   #18
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Re: Your Kayak Setup for freediving

My little kayak setup:















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Old 03-06-2018, 07:09 PM   #19
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Re: Your Kayak Setup for freediving

Nice! I really like the simple speargun tie system you are using, same one I use... very secure and safe. One thing I do when diving is tie off paddle and anchor on the starboard side of the yak... my gun securing system is also on starboard side... I enter the kayak on the port side, thus I am never getting tangled in rigging.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:59 AM   #20
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Re: Your Kayak Setup for freediving

My classic rig

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Old 05-22-2018, 11:44 AM   #21
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Re: Your Kayak Setup for freediving

Is that Nanook in the back seat? (you guys are way too young to know who Nanook of the North is)
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