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    I mentioned that Francois took his Skagit rod and lines to the Orange.
    A couple of clips about Skagit.
    Imagine standing in the Orange river doing this.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zFB5J52rnc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNcEAWow6XQ

    Hooking into 3 to 4kg fish.
    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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    To clarify a bit. I use the Skagit line (floating head with sink tip in this case) to dredge around the big submerged rocks and ledges found midstream. A Skagit head is thick by virtue of its design and a floating one is therefore very buoyant. With some mending this allows you to fish the attached sinking tip very close to submerged structure. You can also fish along the far edge of a submerged rock by floating the tip over it while the tip passes through on the far side.

    Skagit lines can hit the water like a length of boerewors, so they're definitely not suited to all applications, but I have found them very useful fishing deep in fast water and around rocky structure, especially mid-river. The long reach helps a lot and you can throw very heavy and/or large flies.

    For lighter flies and gentler presentations, for instance when fishing slower water, Scandi lines offer some interesting possibilities. And there days there are more options than the original floater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'ombre View Post
    Skagit lines can hit the water like a length of boerewors,

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    Funniest thing I heard today.
    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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