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Fish the Kite ~ It’s a hell of a bite!

AFTCO KITEKIT1B All-Weather Fishing Kit for Light and Medium Wind with Spars, Black

$104.98


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My absolute favorite light wind fishing kite is the Bob Lewis Xtra-Light. This kite uses a white fabric, weighs basically nothing, is smaller than the SFEs, and has floats on the back of the spars. It is easy to deploy and can suspend two – three baits in a 5 to 8 knot wind with no trouble at all. A gentle breeze is enough to get this kite in the air…and to keep it aloft. While it’s fragile and anything more than a 8 knot wind will cause it to “pinwheel” and crash – it’s an ideal kite for one of those days where the breeze is subtle and somewhat inconsistent.

It’s a bad feeling to see a kite buckle because the wind is too strong, or to see a kite gradually fall out of the sky because it’s too heavy for a light breeze. It is critical to use a kite purposed specifically for the wind you are fishing. While there are dozens of manufacturers who produce an entire selection of kites rated for particular wind speeds – you will need a set. Even if a fishing kite claims it can be flown in all conditions – this is rarely the case. You have to keep a full selection of kites available to fish any wind condition. Here’s the best selection of kite’s we’ve found for specific wind conditions.

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FISHING KITES

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It’s a bad feeling to see a kite buckle because the wind is too strong, or to see a kite gradually fall out of the sky because it’s too heavy for a light breeze. It is critical to use a kite purposed specifically for the wind you are fishing. While there are dozens of manufacturers who produce an entire selection of kites rated for particular wind speeds – you will need a set. Even if a fishing kite claims it can be flown in all conditions – this is rarely the case. You have to keep a full selection of kites available to fish any wind condition. Here’s the best selection of kite’s we’ve found for specific wind conditions.

Picking the right hook for the species you’re targeting is a crucial point of success, because when fish eat kite baits they are usually moving very fast. If you’re kite fishing for tuna, for example, J hooks are often preferred because they are likely to set deep inside the fish (tuna are ram feeders – they use speed to inhale the bait since they can’t exactly swallow). Sailfish on the other hand are not usually aggressive feeders – they rise up to the bait and engulf it…then run like crazy when they realize something isn’t right.