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    Default Fly fishing for dummies 101

    So I'm staying in sabie for 3 days and bought my self a fly fishing rod, my first one ever as I am generally a coast angler.

    first, why do they make the hooks so small, the line so thin and my fingers so fat.

    so I eventualy get everything attached, bit bleeding fingers as I caught myself a few times just trying to attach everything, walk the 10 steps to the river, now what.

    so I start the normal , hook myself in the back, see the fish swim around me, loose my first fly in 10 min, relocate upriver above the Rapids, loose a flip flop, run after it/ swim/ stumble, manage to save him only to now loose the other one, save him and in the process gets a kraaines and now I'm enjoying the rest of my afternoon with a hunters and the serenity of the Sabi river.
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    Default Re: Fly fishing for dummies 101

    Ha ha ha ha, so you're off to a good start then hey

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    Default Re: Fly fishing for dummies 101

    You should be drinking flying fish instead:


    If you want to make it easier on yourself:
    http://www.sabie.co.za/sport/troutabout/

    They can do a quick how to, if you are struggling with your casting.

    I cheat sometimes, and use small clips, then I can swap flies with ease.

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    Default Re: Fly fishing for dummies 101

    Hold the rod at a 2o'clock position, your head being 12 o'clock, generally keeps the fly away from your body.

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    Default Re: Fly fishing for dummies 101

    Stop everything you are doing. I'm guessing you are trying for yellows? There is no casting involved in that. What you need to be doing is Czech nymphing. Click here for more information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudprado View Post
    Stop everything you are doing. I'm guessing you are trying for yellows? There is no casting involved in that. What you need to be doing is Czech nymphing. Click here for more information.
    This. Good luck! Hope you get a decent yellow.

    Once you have yellow fever, good luck explaining that one to the wife. Haha.

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    Default Re: Fly fishing for dummies 101

    Thanx guys, this is very much helpful.
    dont have wife to wory about, lol,
    i can see the stupid yellows, but they not biting, lol, gonna try a different hook tomorrow and see it it works, will also see if they got those hook loop thingies, lol gonna try a different deeper pool inbetween the Rapids in the morning for a trout will post a pic once I have him, lol, and can't drink those flying fish stuff, allergic to citrus

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    Default Re: Fly fishing for dummies 101

    P.m your number if you would like to and You can send some pics of the river, and I can advise on what flies to try etc.

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    Default Re: Fly fishing for dummies 101

    thqnx rage, will send it in the morning.
    ive got the beginners fly pack as in the photo, but will send a close up to you in the morning.

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    Default Re: Fly fishing for dummies 101

    Hi Zodiac,

    If you ever come past middelburg you can stop here and I will give you some pointers on casting. Alternatively it would be wise to get some casting tutoring from guys like mavunghana in dullstroom.

    But what Proudprado said is true, catching yellows on nymphing techniques such as czech nymphing is the "best" way. Catching them on dry flies (surface floating) is more exciting but more technical/difficult.

    I you come past here I'll get you into some bass ;)





    Cheers
    George

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