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On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 25, 2010 11:33PM
My Friend Rolly had a great day last week *(:>* Bandwith warning.
Bluefin Trevally/ Papio *(:>*

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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: June 26, 2010 01:02AM
Nice catch!!

I remember Fred Haywood was great at that in his prime.

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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 26, 2010 01:34AM
WoW ~!~ Ken, ~!~ I lived just off Stable Rd. for years. Fred was an inspiration and affectionately called the "forehead " by close friends. He occasionally dropped off Papio at the old Baldwin Estate. where I lived for awhile. He was really my windsurf fishing mentor.

We had some amazing daze in Speckelsville. Thats where my friend Rolly fishes now. Rolly was the best student I ever had, better than his teacher. But he still owes me money for 1st, biggest and most *(:>*. We bet a $1 for each category every time we fished together *(:>* We had some killer daze on the water.

BTW Fred also Sailed the famous "Big Wednesday" at Hookipa with some other notable boardsailers who lived for reckless abandonment *(:>*

Fred Haywood was also a world class AAU swimmer from Santa Clara College if i remember correctly

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My Bud the "wonderdawg" Papio inspector at Sprecklesville

Rolly and his world class soccer playing daughter and of course another Big Papio/BlufinTrevally


There is never enough time to talk about and go fishing *(:>*


Aloha,
Rudie *(:>*



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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: flareslow
Date: June 26, 2010 07:59AM
Ok, I give up. I've fished and I've windsurfed (but not like that!). Do you tie a lure to a hand line from the back of the board and troll? Inquiring minds and all...
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 26, 2010 08:26AM
Yup ~!~ KInda . We run a piece of 300lb test braided line thru a piece of surgical tubing. Ideally about 15ft of braided line is tied inside the 3ft of surgical tubing. Then 40ft of braided line is your mainline. Add a swivel or 2 and maybe 15ft of 125lb test monofilament. At the bitter end is a Pearl head lure and squid skirts with a double hook... Some guys use large hammered stainless spoons with a double hook. The mainline has a short tail at the head end with a hasp connected that we wrap around the foot of the mast . The mainline travels down the center of the board. While trolling. When a fish hits the lure the surgical tubing adds instant resistance, stretches and then you can usually feel the fish pulling on the line and the board. Big fish can almost stop the board. Guys usually sit on their board and bring the fish in. I keep a large game bag tied to the booms at the top with a clove hitch. At the bottom end of the game bag is a small piece of line and a hasp that I connect to the grommet at the foot of the sail. We wear water skiing gloves as the fish are slippery. We stuff the fish in the game bag tail first then remove the hook.

I will try and find a photo of a rig for you .

Rudie
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: June 26, 2010 09:43AM
"The ForeHead" LOL. You would have to make sure your were good friends before you called him that. He is a large human, but very gentle.

I used to compete in speed events, and while I was usually nowhere near Fred's ability, I am proud to say I beat him at one Speed event at South Padre Island in Texas.

This was back when a speed course was 500 Meters long. The wind was a bit off and inconsistent, so rather than doing a full speed contest, the organizers set it up as your speed vs wind speed at that time ratio. I beat Fred for second place with something like 80% speed to wind speed ratio. It was fun, since the strong winds never came up, and I can meekly say, I beat Fred Haywood!! At the time he was as dominate in speed sailing as Robby Naish was in wave and course events--he owned it.

Now I live by the credo that I saw on a T-Shirt, "The older I get, the better I was" :-)

Sailed Kihei (wicked strong offshore wind), Kanaha and Sprecklesville, but since I wasn't much of a wave sailor I just watched at Hookipa.

Hook in and hold on--Have fun!!!!
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 26, 2010 10:29AM
I started sailing in 1981 at Kanaha. Purchased a Ken Winner book and basically taught myself. Watching guys like Fred, Mike Waltz, David Ezzy, Peter Cabrina, Jimmy Lewis, Craig Masonville and others I made good progress and became very addicted. Got in trouble at work several times because of big waves and big wind made me ditch work.

"Now I live by the credo that I saw on a T-Shirt, "The older I get, the better I was" I love it ~!~

I sailed everywhere you mentioned. We used to love doing downwind runs from Hookipa to Kanaha.

Two other crazy sails were Kanaha to Mokuhukuniki Rock (sp) and back to the Harbor/ChartHouse for a beverage.

Another is channel Crossing Maui to Molokai. Holy Kama Sutra the Pailolo Channel can be fun.

Great to see you know Maui so well. Yes Fred was a very good friend and a gentle giant.

hmmmmm Ken Sp , Ken Winner .......?
Rudie *(:>*
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: June 26, 2010 11:22AM
Nope---I wish--I was never good at longboards, and too big to be a good course racer like Ken Winner.

I was a sales rep in the Windsurf biz in Northern California, and am very close to where Fleetwood products were made.

Didn't some great looking french model disappear on that channel crossing?

Do you rub shoulder with Meg Mackenzie? Not sure if she is still in Maui

Kathy Ryan?
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 26, 2010 11:38AM
Baron Amaud De Rosnay disappeared on a channel crossing in China.
He was married to John Seversons' of (Surfer Magazine) daughter Jenna. Jenna was a Model and clothes designer. Jenna sometimes stayed at The old Baldwin Estate where I lived in Sprecklesville. She was/is very beautiful.

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When the stratospherically wealthy decide to undertake a newsworthy adventure to broadcast a message, the results are sometimes disastrous. In November 1984, the dashing Baron Arnaud de Rosnay—a Parisian aristocrat and heir to a Mauritian sugar fortune—planned to windsurf from China to Taiwan across the South China Sea's 100-mile Taiwan Strait. He believed this symbolic bridging of the two countries would somehow help reconcile them.
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: flareslow
Date: June 26, 2010 12:43PM
Haikuman- Thanks for that great explanation. I've always thought about pulling a Clark spoon for Spanish mackerel or bluefish when I was windsurfing at home in NC, but never got up the nerve. Are sharks ever a problem? (Attacking your catch).
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 26, 2010 03:36PM
One time a friend caught a very large Tuna while windsurfing, over 160lbs. By the time he got the fish to shore, he had to tow the Tuna in because it was too big to get up on his board there was a large chunk missing. He took the fish to "Mamas' Fish House" to be weighed. The Tuna was over 160lbs even with a mouthful missing.... caused by the "tax collector" as sharks are often called in Hawaii.

Good luck flarelow *(:>* never worry until you hear the music is a good rule *(:>*
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 27, 2010 02:41AM
I thought they were extinct.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 27, 2010 03:47AM
Only pterodactyls so far *(:>* Speedy, you and me laters
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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: Mike V
Date: June 27, 2010 05:26AM
Man I haven't heard that name in a long time.
What a legend.

I met Fred Haywood once when he came to Sydney on a Neil Pryde promo tour.
Came down to our local rigging spot and gave us all tips about rigging etc.

Back in the day I made it to Maui once and sailed Kihei (stayed at the Maui Sunset right on the beach) Kanaha, Spreks and a couple of other spots. I was too chicken to sail at Hookipa.

I remember that big Wednesday video.

Happy days.



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Re: On a brighter note..Windsurf Fishing
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 27, 2010 05:46AM
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Mike V
Man I haven't heard that name in a long time.
What a legend.

I met Fred Haywood once when he came to Sydney on a Neil Pryde promo tour.
Came down to our local rigging spot and gave us all tips about rigging etc.

Back in the day I made it to Maui once and sailed Kihei (stayed at the Maui Sunset right on the beach) Kanaha, Spreks and a couple of other spots. I was too chicken to sail at Hookipa.

I remember that big Wednesday video.

Happy days.

Dude you are a legend.......... most people do not know who we are.. reckless abandonment rules, huge craezziness, big waves big wind, letting go, oceanic research buried by big waves . Water weighs 8.33 pounds /per gallon......consider the wackiness of being buried.......... err maybe not *(:>*
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