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 Posted: Fri Feb 5th, 2010 05:55 pm
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The Ferry i use from Mullers Kite Fishing first in the closed position. Assembled and ready to go. Simply attach your bait as per instructions and let go...........remember to make sure your reel is in free spool with the rachet on. It will take your rig up, drop it when it hits the stopper, flips around and returns. Than attach next rig. Watch out when it comes back, it can come down fast at times, i simply put a sponge on the rod tip to take the impact, no damage to the rod eye. You need at least 15km of wind on the ground for it operate. The 2oz weight goes on the side the wind is coming from.







 The Ferry in the return position in pic below. The third pic is a closer look at the release mechanism, this slides open when the ferry hits the stopper on the kite line and the bridle attachment and rig attachment are released which allows the kite to face the other way and return to the sender.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Last edited on Mon Feb 8th, 2010 10:24 am by Mr kite flyer

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 Posted: Sat Feb 6th, 2010 01:19 am
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ok , but where do you hook your fishing rig?

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spose thats in the "structions"  :fbash

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 Posted: Sat Feb 6th, 2010 11:08 am
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psy i will try my hand at doing video showing how it works. From my memories of Mossels (went to school there) the point off fishermans rock should be great for all types of kite fishing, even maybe off those front rocks in front of the hotel on a day the swell is small. Imagine dropping a bait in the back line there.  

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 Posted: Sat Feb 6th, 2010 03:00 pm
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MR K..... I hope to fish any 'krans' and we have quite a few this neck of the woods. Fransmans; Gerikes ; Buffels Bay; Blokke (and all the others inbetween)::S  :fishn Will be good to see a short demo...the mossel bay ou's just use their cell phones...lol. Im not soley looking for shark, im hoping to fly lures to the deep water and allow them to 'troll' in the deeper blue, hoping for something like Y tail and Tuna. I also think the essence here is to go with live bait and get hung up on some nice game fish species. Def and I are sure gonna klap it!! Thanks for all your lekka tips and photos, (heres a handfull of Mana) maybe one day you can teach us how to play pool as well....lol. :)

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 Posted: Sat Feb 6th, 2010 05:10 pm
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Thanks for the Mana psy, when i come down there to visit my mom maybe we can hook up for a kite fishing session.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 7th, 2010 12:05 pm
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More ferries,handcrafted by a mate of mine a couple of years back,obviously works best when wind is right in your back,or need to be weighted on the side that the wind is coming from.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 7th, 2010 12:06 pm
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Mechanism,

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 Posted: Sun Feb 7th, 2010 12:11 pm
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Close-up of release mechanism,simple yet effective,with this mechanism the angler decides when to drop by giving a slight strike,and needn't he wait for the ferry to reach stopper ring. Cant think of any distinct advantage to this method ,except on the very rare occassion that he is perhaps ferrying a bullet-spoon out and wants to drop it on top of a school of sardines.lol(ever the optimist)

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 Posted: Sun Feb 7th, 2010 12:48 pm
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I place this photo with acknowledgement to the SEALINER who posted it a year or so ago,the mechanism looks fairly straight forward.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 7th, 2010 04:53 pm
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That bait ferry is supplied assembled and ready for use by http://www.windsongkites.co.za they also supply a  1m and 65cm square kite with basic tacking adjustments

 

Bait ferry around R240

1m kite R 220

65cm kite R145

 

 

 

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 Posted: Sun Feb 7th, 2010 07:29 pm
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Cheers for the info Enigma,I have their whole range amongst others,but the prices you mentioned will come in handy for prospective kite-anglers.I havent seen their Taxi's yet,maybe you can post a pic if you have one.

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=33791&forum_id=82

Btw,welcome to the new Kitefishing forum,when you have time you should post a bit about your Mazzepa kite-efforts.

Sorry I am a bit slow as usual,I take it the yellow taxi in the last pic is the one supplied by Windsong,lol

Last edited on Sun Feb 7th, 2010 07:31 pm by kitefisher

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Hey guys...I know this is an old thread now, but does anyone happen to know the dimensions for the larger muller ferry? just the width across the top of the spreader, and the length of the spine going down would be enough...Im based in the UK so planning on making one! Thanks in advance!

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I can dig the kite out and me a sure for you
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