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    Default Transkei Dec 11

    Hello friends and fellow fly fishers.

    I'd like to share with you a few pics from our recent holiday to Umngazi River Bungalows in the Transkei over December. This year was the 26th year that my family have visited Unmgazi ... I spent my younger years in the 'Kei learning how to fly fish.

    A few pics ...










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    And of course we did a spot of fly fishing .... my girlfriend leading the way and totally cleaning up showing everyone how it's done!










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    My job was driving the boat and seeking out new species .... like a fishing rod !





    Keep smiling everyone ... hope you all have a fantastic year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono Shales View Post
    My job was driving the boat and seeking out new species .... like a fishing rod !





    Keep smiling everyone ... hope you all have a fantastic year
    Love that ''stokvis''.
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

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    Hi Jono - nice pics looks like you had fun.
    What fly for the spotted grunter?
    The highest form of existence is play.

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    very cool Jono...

    i've heard great things about that river and area. would love to head out that way some time.

    awesome fish and awesome pics! lovely grunter! pignnose right? aka mofgrunter. those things put the spotties in their place properly pound for pound!
    bushveld scalies - worth the blood, sweat and tears

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    Seemed like the fishing was on "fire"!
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Fishing was rather average to be honest, it was my girlfriend who was on fire. You know when casting a rod is a mission and nothing makes sense ... then everything clicks into place and your cast literally doubles in distance ... well that's what happened to her over the holiday. Very cool to watch and be a part of.

    William the fly was a tan gotcha style pattern with a lumo orange tungsten bead threaded onto the hook to simulate the egg sack of a mud prawn. All of Krystal's fish were caught on that pattern.

    Oh ja, I also go a small skipjack too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono Shales View Post

    I love that Fighting butt that forms part of the reel seat....Very Lekker

    I take it, that it's a G.Loomis???

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    Hey Jono,

    Glad to see you guys had a great trip!

    Are you all back at home now?
    Regards
    Adrian

    'Life is not a matter of holding good cards but of playing a poor hand well.' ~Robert Louis Stevenson

    If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a man and a dog.~ Mark Twain.

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