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Thread: Hentiesbaai potential on fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gogga View Post
    Chris,

    The beauty of the switch rod is in its casting.

    It is quite easy to cast - all you do is flick 15 - 18 feet of the line out the tip, strip your complete line off the reel into your striping basket, garb the rod with your right hand quite high and lightly hold the line under your index finger, grab the butt with your left hand and do a back cast - releasing another 10 - 12 feet of line - now power in with your left hand - foward cast - and stop dead as the back of your hand touches your waist - release the line at the same time and watch 100 foot of line shoot to your intended target.

    It took me about an hour on the local playing field to get it perfect, we mostly use a Rio Outbound line for surf stuff and it is really easy.

    http://www.rioproducts.com/pages/fly...21713&useMet=0
    Sounds absolutely amazing Mike! I sure have learnt something. I will be checking out all the links tomorrow. Thanks again!

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    Chris,

    Just as a matter of interest - I have recently been given the new Scott x25 12weight - what a beast - absolutely wonderful and just gobbles line on the cast, has to be the best single hander above 10 weight that I have ever cast. - My new Tarpon rod (replacing a sage Xi2)

    http://www.scottflyrod.com/


    The Orvis zero G isn’t a bad rod either, had a bit of fun with one down in Corpus Christie a few weeks ago, just a shame they don’t go to 12 weight


    All the best
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gogga View Post
    Chris,

    Just as a matter of interest - I have recently been given the new Scott x25 12weight - what a beast - absolutely wonderful and just gobbles line on the cast, has to be the best single hander above 10 weight that I have ever cast. - My new Tarpon rod (replacing a sage Xi2)

    http://www.scottflyrod.com/


    The Orvis zero G isn’t a bad rod either, had a bit of fun with one down in Corpus Christie a few weeks ago, just a shame they don’t go to 12 weight


    All the best
    Mike
    Thanks again Mike. One never stops learning new things when it comes to fishing, tackle and techniques. I for one hope it never ends

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    Getting back to Hentiesbaai, another possibility on fly is the Galjoen. They come right into the shallows on the pushing tide, feeding off small black muscles. The use of worms is strictly prohibited in Namibia because they simply cannot leave a worm alone, but nothing stops us from using a worm immitation. Targeting them specifically could produce some amazing results I am sure, and there is every possibility of picking up a steenie steam-train at the same time!

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    Just keep at it Chris,

    When you get one - it will all be worth it.......................

    http://www.drakemag.com/film_2006/clip_08.wmv

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