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Fishing with the French (video added)

Post by SA Guy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:32 am

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I am not a comp fly-fishing fan, but these guys were not so bad. (Photos by me and Francois Botha)

We set up a nice camp for our new French friends under the full moon.
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We searched for fish.
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And found some.
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First a couple of Smallmouth Yellowfish on dry.
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Then on nymphs whilst floating.
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Then we got some Largemouth Yellowfish.
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It was a good day, even though the african heat got to us at a point (it was 44 dgrees Celsius at one stage).
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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by RaZ » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:43 am

cool
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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by Bears Fan » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:13 am

44 is about the peak of our summertime hell here. I hope you guys had a breeze. Camping in that is impressive!
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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by Kylemc » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:22 am

Cool! Do the smallmouth yellows fight better than the largemouth?
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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by Muddled Duck » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:25 am

Kylemc wrote:Cool! Do the smallmouth yellows fight better than the largemouth?

Excellent question. If nothing else, it appears they average smaller.
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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by SA Guy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:53 am

Kylemc wrote:Cool! Do the smallmouth yellows fight better than the largemouth?
They probably are a bit stronger, pound for pound, but that would be like trying to compare bonefish with GT's. Smallmouths grow to about 11lbs, whilst Largemouth Yelows can grow to about 45lbs. We fish for Smallmouths with #5 rods and dry flies (the french described them as a cross between Grayling and trout, just stronger than both) whilst we fish #8 for Largemouth with streamers (the french had no words to describe the aggresion of the Largies). They are the true predators of the South African freshwaters. This pic sums it up nicely, largie bellow, smallmouth as prey in front (the smallmouth is about 2lbs).

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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by Kylemc » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:01 am

That pic is awesome! Thanks..
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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by Bobwhite » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:34 am

Kylemc wrote:That pic is awesome! Thanks..
I love the last photo, also. It looks like something is just about to happen...
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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by Spicytuna » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:54 pm

Looks like a good time to me. You even threw in a little culture with the song I like it.
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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by JRH » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:21 pm

Nice.

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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by V Wake » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:26 pm

That last shot is outstanding and makes my knees weak. Reminds me of a musky that just emerged from the depths.

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Re: Fishing with the French

Post by Transylwader » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:08 pm

Jislaak my bru... :wink
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