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    Default Articulated deer hair prawn flies

    Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, but how should you fish the deer hair prawn flies for grunter, and are they effective? I want to test them out in the Southern Cape next week.

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    IMG_0001.jpgSlowly, with dead pauses inbetween. A photo of some experimental patterns included
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    Thanks Niel - I assume a floating line is best? And let it dead drift a while with the current?

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    That is 100% correct. Not sure what the experience of others are? 2016-04-26 19.24.32.jpg

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    Thanks Niel, I only had very limited time to fish it, but I had a hit from a grunter on it while I was daydreaming. So it looks very promising for next time.
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    Awesome, I am very happy! They do not always hook up. I had a classic recently: put on a new fly, small strip, pause and then the fly just disappeared! Not large, but was like catching trout on a dry!IMG_0790.jpg

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    Hi All

    I completely agree with Robin, the grunter differ from one estuary to another.
    Having mainly fished the Keurbooms / Bitou rivers in Plett, it is evident that the fish are feeding on a combination of prawn and crabs and on some occasions in extremely shallow water.
    Most interest shown thus far is on a tan/white Charlie.
    Will keep trying.
    Tight lines to all


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