Archive | Africa Tour 2013

Fishing the Headwater Streams of the Western Cape

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013The Western Cape hinterland of Cape Town enjoys a well fleshed selection of fly fishing opportunities, quite a few of which are along the lines of stocked dams and reservoirs, but there are also a good […]

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Highland Lodge, Eastern Cape, Home of The Bloody Big Fish

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013It was Wolf Avni who urged me to make a point of visiting Highland Lodge just outside Dordrecht in the Eastern Cape, enthusing in his inimitable way about some environmental anomaly that produces outrageously big trout. […]

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Thrift Dam, a South African Fly Fishing Legend Exposed

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013Thrift Dam was suggested to me by author and adventurer Kevin Thomas as being something of an oddity on the South African Fly Fishing circuit – this for reasons of it having been at one time […]

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Eastern Cape Evening

Fishing in Rhodes, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013(The image on the left is Tony Keitzman in 1992 with a prize winning trout) Leaving KwaZulu/Natal and entering the Free State is also about leaving the brash, California style mindset of that particular part of […]

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Eastern Cape Evening

Small Stream Fishing on the the Bushman’s River

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013After spending a week or so at the coast to take refuge from a wave of turbulent weather that washed over the sub-continent towards the end of January, and after taking care of a little bit […]

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