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Thread: Karnmelkspruit help please!

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    The river rose and discoulered a little on Sunday, and we had some more rain yesterday. Gentle drizzle though, so the river should still be pretty clean. Fishing was good over the weekend, with a lot of 14" fish coming out - not Lupela though, but Ian Cloete's water, just below Lupela. KMS is really looking good at the moment.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Thanks so much for the advice gents... It is still a bit of a mystery to me how this thread thing works. Never know to what and who I am replying to.

    I started tying last night for KMS. I am so amped. I never knew hot orange beads work on streams. Cool, then some of my nymphs I use on the vaal should be fine for those deeper pools you guys talk about.

    Then, for the most part a 2 x nymph NZ rig? I also suppose it is advisable to fish without an indicator. I still struggle to detect all the takes nymphing like this without an indicator.

    Mr.GT - Thanks vir jou raad. - Wat is n ave/goeie flowrate vir daar onder die dam? Wanneer mors ek my tyd?

    Thanks again guys. This is super helpful

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    If the river's clear, I'd fish it dry-and-dropper style. Try sight fishing then...and also fish the likely "fishy" looking runs, glides and next to vegetation or under over-hanging reeds, grass and trees. if you need to go deeper, just add a section of tippet and another small nymph.
    Obviously look for rising fish....then fish it with a dry only. if you get no interest, add a dropper.

    If the river's a bit murky, fish it NZ-nymphing style, with an indicator. Just adjust the depth the flies are drifting at by moving the indicator up and down the leader.

    Well, that's what I would do anyway.
    Last edited by Michael; 15-12-11 at 09:31 AM.

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    Happy new year to you all...

    Thought I would give a quick report back..

    We left for Lupela early the 22nd. The water was perfect as we got there and I even spotted some rises as we drove up to the cottages. Enough to make you miss everything your wife tells you as you unpack the car. Just unpacked and a 40 min hail storm broke out. Well that was that, water looked like filter coffee with a little milk. I didnít even bother to go fish that afternoon. Next morning early not much change, but just to say that I did I made a few casts, (maybe about 4 casts) just to get out really. At least I got a well stocked box now after all the tying leading up to it. Still one of the most beautiful parts of our country still I rate. Iíll be backÖ..

    Thank again for the advice..

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    ah pity about that man...hopefully next time you get a batter chance at it!

    hopefully you still like your flies by the next trip
    bushveld scalies - worth the blood, sweat and tears

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    AT LONG LAST

    Spent 1 night @ Lupela recently and 2 higher up on the river and had some epic fishing. River was flowing great after a wet-ish winter - apparently the area had about 5 proper snow falls this winter - So Mario you were right that the river would be flowing fine this time.

    Landed a few 12-13" - most on small nymphs fished under a dry. Higher up the river was flowing much thinner but caught plenty in shallow runs.

    So at long last I experinced the magic that is "Die Karnemelkspruit"

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