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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Next weekend in that area up to Plett.
    Have about 4 hours on Sat and 4 on Sunday for fishing, where will you recommend.
    Hi Phillip
    Thank you for the advise, it eventually figured it out after trial and errors as long as my arm. I did get a few grunter with your fly, still have it and use it.
    I tie for Breezers Fishing here in Knysna and they have been haunting me for a fly that looks like the one you tie and also the Jam fly. I have a come up with a combo of the two, I think, that they can sell in the shop.

    Brian
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    Thanks
    Please send map.
    Korrie Broos

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    Grunter spots sh.jpg

    The top area (see circled) above the train bridge can mostly be fished any time as the banks are always covered by water although high is better.
    The Circled area to the south can only be fished on high.

    Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansflyfishing View Post
    Hi Phillip
    Thank you for the advise, it eventually figured it out after trial and errors as long as my arm. I did get a few grunter with your fly, still have it and use it.
    I tie for Breezers Fishing here in Knysna and they have been haunting me for a fly that looks like the one you tie and also the Jam fly. I have a come up with a combo of the two, I think, that they can sell in the shop.

    Brian
    Glad you figured it out, not an easy fly to tie. Will do a SBS sometime on how I tie the prawn.

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    True Phillip. Glad I got somewhere with it. Looking forward to a SBS. Like you said it will take a whole lot of photos to do one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansflyfishing View Post
    Grunter spots sh.jpg

    The top area (see circled) above the train bridge can mostly be fished any time as the banks are always covered by water although high is better.
    The Circled area to the south can only be fished on high.

    Brian
    Much appreciated.
    Korrie Broos

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    Brian
    What is happening with Groenvlei?
    use to be a great bass fishery, but the last time I was there, carp everywhere.(4 or 5 years ago)
    I spoke to a land owner next to the water and they said there where some plans for the carp
    Any update?
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Brian
    What is happening with Groenvlei?
    use to be a great bass fishery, but the last time I was there, carp everywhere.(4 or 5 years ago)
    I spoke to a land owner next to the water and they said there where some plans for the carp
    Any update?
    Hi Korrie
    Had a discussion about it last year and it seems to still be the case. I don't know if anything has been done about the carp yet, but I ill try and find out. Went out on a tube last year and really struggled to get a bass to take, I think due to lesser numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansflyfishing View Post
    Hi Korrie
    Had a discussion about it last year and it seems to still be the case. I don't know if anything has been done about the carp yet, but I ill try and find out. Went out on a tube last year and really struggled to get a bass to take, I think due to lesser numbers.
    I can attest to that! I fished there a year ago and got one dink. However, not too long before I went, the okes fished there and were quite successful. It was a case of finding the fish, not just blinding casting to cover type of thing.

    They got decent fish, so they are still there.
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    On Saturday I took the fly for a spin, hunting Grunter in Sedgefield.
    I had a few follows and enough hit to be confidant that the fly would do the trick.
    The fly would best be fished on intermediate line and should be weighted if fished on floating line.
    The next batch i would wight to make sure the fly sinks to the bottom faster and returns their after being stripped.
    I feel that a fly that sits on the bottom is more successful for grunter, but that is a debate for another day.
    " Not tonight baby! I gotta fly"

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