Thread: Vaal River Update

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    how is the Parys weather at the moment?

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    sunday at about 5 , started with my chores, dog poop, lawn and swepted outside tiled areas. with a second cup of coffee and positioned myself at the tying station about 8:45. plan was to tie a few klinks on some newly bought, interesting hook from frontiers the day before. Ruben confirmed the tiemco tmc212y (odd size #17) was a good hook for klinks and set off by constructing the post first on the levelled shank, nice as i admired it's new angled position. when finished whipping with the first fly i was quickly onto the second klink. funny was, at about mid 10'ish was i making my way into the last pool at strydom's. water clarity was about 40cm, surface temp 23 degrees and flows on the higher to late 20's. with no visual rises i removed the dry fly rig (damn, so wanted to land a fish with the new klink) to a nymph. quickly caught 4 fish in the first pool and knew it was gonna be a good day. worked my self quickly to the free state side. plenty yellows up to 4 pounds, a couple of barbels (orca whale in colour) and one too many muddies made their way to my landing net. surprisingly only saw three other flyers on the water.
    there was no hatch to speak of except for the occasional adult caddis and butterfly zooming past, i decided to venture in between the islands with the klink. saw lots of carp in the shallow slow water with plenty of muddies about. kept my eyes peeled for the tell tale signs for any yellow rising and after about an hours search that not so nice feeling of "it's not gonna happen" set in, i made my thru the islands (without a single cast) i came out upstream of the islands, amongst the patches of reeds when my first rise, "well spotted" i said, blood pumping and two casts later, fish on. man was i happy to land that one. caught and landed seven more when i a received a call from my better half, "hey, we have family coming to visit, please get us pizza i didnt take out any meat".
    hoping to visit the vaal on tuesday, for obvious reasons, before i head off to coast for the Easter break with some trolling off the kayak.

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    Did a mtb race just outside Parys this weekend. The water looked much clearer than a couple of weeks back when I fished the area. I think I did the wrong sport this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post
    Did a mtb race just outside Parys this weekend. The water looked much clearer than a couple of weeks back when I fished the area. I think I did the wrong sport this weekend.
    hehehe did see a few bikes on the road on the way home

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    Lekker midddag op die Vaal gewees net hierdie een 8lber geland. 'n Grootseun het my vlieg hier teen half 5 vermorsel.....obviously het hy afgekom!

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    A few small largies I caught today. Awesome day out!

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    Brett Blackbeard Saturday with this feisty largie on his 3rd cast. He made 997 more without success...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    Brett Blackbeard Saturday with this feisty largie on his 3rd cast. He made 997 more without success...!!!

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    Do you charge people per casts?
    How many casts per R100.00?
    Or how much for a 100 casts?
    Do you pay full price per cast if you only cast half a fly line?
    Or do you get 2 casts for the price of ONE, if you only cast half a fly line?
    Do you charge extra if a guy can cast into his backing?

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    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    If you can't cast it's free...
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    Gerrit, Wat is die viz op die Vaal nou?
    Sal interesant wees om te hoor hoe die viz verskil vanjaar met vorige jare?
    Veral nou dat die Vaaldam nog 100% vol is.
    Ek kan nie onthou dat die dam al ooit 100% vol was aan die begin die winter nie.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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