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    Hi everyone

    My actual name, as per my signature, is Ben Viljoen. BenzoV is a combination of Benzo (which is just a nickname given to me by some African student friends of mine back in the day), and V is for "Viljoen".

    I like fly fishing

    I currently reside in Weltevreden Park, Joburg, in a complex on the banks of the Klein Jukskei river. Does anyone want to share their favourite spots along this river with me, or some helpful tips on fishing a river with no fish in it?

    I've been fishing since I can remember (got the genes from my father), and have been dabbling with fly fishing in between, but never for long, and never seriously. It's only been in the last 4 months or so that for some reason I've become very interested in fly fishing.

    My efforts are directed to fishing mainly the Vaal, but I'm not very species specific (I'll even take a carp on occasion )

    I'm a wedding photographer by trade, and have been so for the last 4 or 5 years. My dream is to photograph Gerrit's wedding (I know, unlikely), at his very favourite largie venue, as it seems to be the only viable way for me to become aware of it's whereabouts.

    I am married (sorry Shamwari), and my wife and I are expecting our first child in little less than a month.

    In terms of interests. I have a love/hate relationship with photography, my wife and I enjoy a bit of birding (also a newish hobby), I frustrate myself with a round of golf once in a while, and I love to have a braai on the stoep, just me and my wife and anything cold (even just plain coke).

    My goal in joining Flytalk is obviously to learn, but also to get to know some new people outside of my usual circles.

    It's great to be here, and I have learned a ton already. A sincere thank you to all the sharers for their gift of knowledge and instruction.

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    Hello Ben,

    My name is George and I too am a flyfishaholic

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    Sorry Gonzo, could you repeat that...

    Good intro, I am sure Werner Cowel would judge it fairly...

    We have three things in common, we both love fly fishing, we enjoy birding and we are both married...can you believe it!!!

    Cheeeeers!
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Welcome BenzoV, now you have introduced yourself in the correct thread, hope you enjoy the forum.
    DAVE
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

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    Ben, great intro,

    Unlike the chirpers, it was good to have fished with you.

    We must get together again soon.
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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    Hi Benzo - all very nice and all, but who really cares

    This almost feels like a right-of-passage kind of thing - if you don't announce yourself you are shunned ... oh well ....
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Hi Benzo - all very nice and all, but who really cares

    This almost feels like a right-of-passage kind of thing - if you don't announce yourself you are shunned ... oh well ....
    You guys are taking this way too seriously

    And now I've got to go find my own intro, me and my big mouth
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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    I will do it for you:

    Hi my names Werner, I have a table-top hairdo, so dont f.... with me.

    I want Newbies to introduce themselves, just now they papgooiers and we dont know man...come on for real..jy kan nie soo met kos mors nie man...tsk!

    I am a fishing nut...I am allergic to nuts though...I am still trying to destinguish bewteen big and small trophies, not to worry, MarkDej is helping me grasp this concept...

    I am the current record holder on Fly Talk as I post 458 posts a day...

    I started on this forum a long time ago and Knew it would be a winner when that awesome Fly Fisherman, Shamwari joined the forum, he is a terrific guy and I want to be like him.

    Three Cheers to Shamwari...

    Only one cheer to Mich, he is a meanie and hurt my feeings...
    Last edited by Shamwari; 11-01-12 at 07:38 AM.
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Thank you Shammers, couldn't have done it better myself.
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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    Werner, I am here for this Forum...
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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