Conservation

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chapter 14 CONSERVATION Water in this sub-continent of ours is a scarce and precious resource. No prizes for naming the fact that water in whatever shape, size, form, or degree of purity, or impurity, is in short supply. Everyone knows it, from the lowliest farm labourer to the Supreme Court judge. Yet, the population en […]

Catch and Release (CAR)

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CATCH AND RELEASE There are pros and cons to this ethic. I talk here mainly about naturally breeding fish in our rivers. But also, about any place one may release a caught fish, be it a pristine Cape stream or a put and take dam in Mpumalanga. Among the considerations to Catch or Release are; […]

Artificial Flies (Part 4a)

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Part 4A CHAPTER.12 A SMALL DIRECTORY OF ARTIFICIALS DRY FLY: ADAMS BLACK GNAT BLUE WINGED OLIVE BAETIS SPINNER BI – VISIBLE BIBIO GREY DUSTER GREENWELLS GLORY GINGER QUILL GREY WULFF HAWTHORN HOUGHTON RUBY KITES IMPERIAL LUNNS PARTICULAR LUNNS SPENT GNAT MILL EVENING DUN MARCH BROWN PALE WATERY POLY WING SPINNER QUILL GORDON ROYAL COACHMAN ROYAL […]

Artificial Flies (Part 3b)

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Here are a few flies and nymph patterns in standard use that I have found successful over time. Also included are the very unique Yellowfish patterns of Theo van Niekerk. GOLD RIBBED HARES EAR NYMPH: (Image#12-03-266 GRHE Nymph) Hook: Size 12 long shank – down eye Body: Hares ear fur Ribbing: Round gold wire Thread: […]

Artificial Flies (Part 3a)

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Chapter 12 Part 3a. PARTS OF PUPAE: – (Image #12-02-264 parts of a buzzer pattern) Extremely simple to tie, these tiny artificial`s can be tied from a vast array of materials both natural and synthetic, and always end up looking extremely life like. At least to the tier anyway. PROPORTIONS OF THE FLY Many experienced […]

Artificial Flies (Part 2)

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Artificial Flies – Part 2 FLY’S AND FLYTYING There are many reasons for tying up one`s own artificial flies and other patterns. Cost saving is not among them. The cost of tying one’s own, and buying, are almost similar setting up costs aside. Indeed there are master tiers who tie purely for enjoyment and actually […]

Artificial Flies (Part 1)

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At the outset I must say that this volume will not be extending lessons on the subject of Fly Tying, as it is a vast one and if given sufficient detail would become a book all on its own. I therefore urge the reader to explore the book shops, libraries and internet sites for full […]

Fly Rodding Cat Fish – (Part 2)

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Fly Rodding Catfish Part 2 TACKLE & EQUIPMENT CATFISH As mentioned earlier in this passage, one has to scale up significantly from the normal gear used in fly angling to accommodate the size and sustained fighting power of this fish. Therefore A.F.T.M. rating of # 9 are the norm. Tackle of smaller rating will simply […]

Fly Rodding Cat Fish – (Part 1)

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Part 1 of 2 CATFISH BACKGROUND (Image #11-01-233 Catfish – Clarias gariepinus) (Image#11-01-234 Catfish Distributiuon Map) Scroll down for copy Most often referred to by the South African angling fraternity as BARBLE. This rather ugly fish, which is probably the most widely distributed of all our South African freshwater fishes, comprises many species, some of […]

YellowFish Fly Rodding – (Part 3)

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Part 3 YELLOWFISH – TACKLE & EQUIPMENT (Image#10-03-226 Yellowfish on Fly Rod) Once again, as with other species, there may well be differences of opinion as to exactly which tackle to utilise in the capture of the yellowfish. Nonetheless, the guideline set out here will most certainly not let you down if you’re a newcomer […]