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Skute Combo

Nathan's favourite style of fishing involves only one rod & reel combo. Read all about it here.

Fishing with casting lures while drifting shallow water structure is my favourite style of fishing. Couple that with lures or Skutes that I made myself, and I'm giggling like a little girl for the rest of the day.

Only one combo needed...


Shimano 4000 Stradic reel, spooled with Varivas PE2 braid, 25lb duel fluoro shock leader.

FG Knot joins braid to leader and uni knot joins leader to Skute or lure.

Rod: Shimano Energy Concept 7' 2pce lure/spin 4-8k




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#7 Jonny Kirkpatrick 2019-06-30 17:29
Hey Guys. Is this a decent sort of set up to catch both Snapper and Kingies? Down here in the South Is, so both probably not a big as what you get up there, but keen to get one decent rod and reel combo that will be good off the boat for Snapper, Kingies and maybe the odd Kahawai as well if nothing else going. Cheers, Jonny
#6 Big Angry Fish 2018-07-06 14:04
Hello Mr Paul J (better late than never...)
Totally stoked you are giving Skutes a go. I hope the fishing gods smile down upon your Skutes as they have mine. I have been using a jig head that has eyes on them already lately saving having to tie eyes in. I have tied flies using resin before and when snapper (even tiny ones) bite down on the resin it gets smashed off leaving the skute looking nasty. I have avoided using resin since.
Thanks heaps for watching the show mate and I'd love to see a photo of anything that gets fooled into biting your skute!
#5 Paul Jarrett 2018-06-19 20:44
Hi Nathan
Firstly, I love your Skutes!
Have you tried putting eyes on the actual jig head elimating the clouser eyes?? Then coat them with a resin and a Sally Hansen nail coat?
But, hey, YOU have the runs on the board when it comes to catching big snapper in NZ. I am in awe of your NZ fishing but I will try my jigs based on your colours around Peel Island, Moreton Bay, Queensland shortly.
Keep up the skutes fishing and too bad about Milan's K Fish!
Hope you bend ya rod shortly.
Paul J.
#4 Big Angry Fish 2018-06-07 10:03
Hi Kerry. Nah you would never take other people's fish...
#3 Big Angry Fish 2018-06-07 10:03
Hi Stephen. Thanks for your nice feedback (posted a while back...)!
#2 Kerry Soden 2018-05-31 17:59
I'm in South Canterbury would you every use these of the beach after the peoples fish?
#1 Stephen Talbot 2017-12-11 16:31
Love your work keep up the good work

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