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By SA Guy
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I am not a comp fly-fishing fan, but these guys were not so bad. [i](Photos by me and Francois Botha)[/i]



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.

[img]http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q720/Chris_van_der_Post/Pascal034-Copy_zps1041afcc.jpg[/img]



Then we got some Largemouth Yellowfish.

[img]http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q720/Chris_van_der_Post/Pascal019-Copy_zps87e6bd2f.jpg[/img]



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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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Last edited by SA Guy on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:49 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By Bears Fan
#513503
44 is about the peak of our summertime hell here. I hope you guys had a breeze. Camping in that is impressive!
By Kylemc
#513505
Cool! Do the smallmouth yellows fight better than the largemouth?
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By Muddled Duck
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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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By SA Guy
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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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Last edited by SA Guy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
By Kylemc
#513518
That pic is awesome! Thanks..
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By Bobwhite
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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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By Spicytuna
#513551
Looks like a good time to me. You even threw in a little culture with the song I like it.
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By Transylwader
#513571
Jislaak my bru... :wink
Ek kannie glo dat 'n meisie kind my gevang het en vlieghengel is nie so belangrik nie...vok! :bomb
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