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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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Fishing – or Not – the Beautiful Thukela River

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013The Thukela River proved to be a disappointment. The story begins a few miles south in the Giant’s Castle Reserve where I fished the Bushman’s River, catching several ten inch brownies, but once again, as had […]

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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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Fly Fishing in the Southern Drakensberg

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013Underberg is a small town located on the southern rump of the Drakensberg Mountains, and is known primarily for its dairy output, but also as a well rounded recreational area for the metropolitan hubs of Gauteng […]

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Giant’s Cup: A Fly Fishing Education in the Foothills of the Drakensberg

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013High in the catchment the rivers run clear thin and clear as gin…and fishing requires the lightest touches, ultrafine tackle, faultless presentation and tiny flies.. Those few magic weeks before spawning begins are, in the opinion […]

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