Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Grunter on fly!

  1. #1

    Default Grunter on fly!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Eastern Cape
    Posts
    6,347

    Default

    Welocome!! been there, done that.
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    1,534

    Default

    Hey Henkie

    Welcome to the forum. Nice video and great fish.
    THE AFRICAN FLY ANGLER

    If you're fly fishing as though you are 'in a contest', and the only objective is to 'catch fish' - you are missing the point .... and that is disappointing

    "Fly fishing is for those who hold that the fun in the race of life is in the running, not just the winning, that existence is its own justification, that a day spent in a stream or a pond with a goal in mind is a joy even if the goal is not achieved."
    ~by Jon Margolis and Jeff MacNelly

  4. #4

    Default

    nice video and nice fish! and welcome!
    Quote Originally Posted by markdej View Post
    Like thread through the bobbin holder... so are the days of our flies

  5. #5
    FlyFanatic Banned User

    Default

    Nice video! Would loove to catch a grunter, tried for hours at Stillbaai lagoon, but to no avail.. That while my baitfish buddies where nailing them on sand prawns!

    I see that you definitely know how to catch the elusive grunter, but you must be carefull about how you handle your rod!

    One day you are going to do that trick of holding the rod half way up and end up having a 4 piece rod. (Ask me I know, 5kg+ barbel+ 5wt rod + Vaal river in high flows + above landing technique + stupidity = 4 piece rod )

    Fly rods are immensely strong and flexible, BUT ONLY if you apply all the pressure from the butt/grip of the rod. That way the rod arcs perfectly from the butt to the tip, if you grip it higher up you expect the same flex at a way tighter and unnatural curve.

    (P.S. Sorry for changing the topic, but since this is FlyTalk and everybody does it I might just as well join the horde.. )
    Last edited by FlyFanatic; 25-01-12 at 06:44 AM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Cape Town, Western Cape
    Posts
    72

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Altena View Post
    Very nice video, it looks like there were 3 venues, Witsands and others perhaps?

    Regards

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Western Cape
    Posts
    590

    Default

    Thanks for the video. Welcome to Fly Talk.
    " Not tonight baby! I gotta fly"

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Western Province
    Posts
    352

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Flubber View Post
    Very nice video, it looks like there were 3 venues, Witsands and others perhaps?
    Definitely not Witsands. Probably Groot Brak considerining Henkies location.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Cape Town, Western Cape
    Posts
    72

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Botes View Post
    Definitely not Witsands. Probably Groot Brak considerining Henkies location.
    I stand corrected...

    Regards

    Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    edgemead
    Posts
    1,873

    Default

    thanks for sharing...awesome stuff...seems like a very simple prawn imatation...is it necessary to use bogas on them tho?i know the sharp plate behind the gills is dangerous as are the sharp spikes on the dorsal fin but surely there mouths are to soft to be using the bocas on....
    stephen is wishing he was fishing location x right now.......



    Stephen Smith

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •