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    Quote Originally Posted by gkieser View Post
    I have recently found myself trying out different types of fishing
    Know what you mean, I recently used a plastic wriggly fish while hunting for LargeMouth and on an outing before that used a spinning rod in addition to my fly rod. Now I won't ever go over to the DORK side and lob spinners, but that is my personal preference, I simply don't like casting a spinning rod. It's boring.

    Having said that, as FF we can learn from all other disciplines, just look at guys tying lures or epoxy flies with embedded LEDs or rattles. It's amazing how one can adapt flies and techniques all intended for delivery via a fly rod.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Shelton View Post
    No, that's not fair Scythe, you could at least have used the word 'some' or 'most'.
    Ok, OK! I'll set up a fair compromise, how about when referring to all other anglers other than flyfisher folk, we just use the word "DUHHHHHHH" ?

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    So has anybody caught one of these on a fly yet?
    "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing" - Einstein

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    I hear they make excellent eating.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by harry View Post
    I hear they make excellent eating.....
    They're not too bad
    "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing" - Einstein

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    I'll go give them a try @ Roodekoppies in spring.

    If they're dumb enough to eat big MEPS spinners getting them on fly should be easy.

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    Most of my artlure acquaintances catch them on smallish rattle traps, too. Visit a good tacle store and they'll show this contraption to you, if you don't already know. This lure creates big time vibration when jigged up and down. What it says to me is that a correctly weighted fly fished on a sinking line with a jigging motion should do the trick. Tying in a rattle may also be an idea. Fish it close to structure like dead trees in the water. I'd use a fairly sturdy rod to keep a hooked fish away from structure. Roodekoppies is prime kurper habitat. Be on the lookout for them too.
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