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    Tom Lewin has a place at this venue.

    He recommends an 8'6" 4wt rod with a floating line.

    The ponds are spring fed and are not very big or deep.

    Fish are free rising, so dry fly and emerger fishing is highly enjoyable.
    Or small nymphs suspended under dry flies can also work a charm.

    The bottom 2 ponds are bigger and buggers work well.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier Fly Fishing View Post
    Tom Lewin has a place at this venue.

    He recommends an 8'6" 4wt rod with a floating line.

    The ponds are spring fed and are not very big or deep.

    Fish are free rising, so dry fly and emerger fishing is highly enjoyable.
    Or small nymphs suspended under dry flies can also work a charm.

    The bottom 2 ponds are bigger and buggers work well.

    Regards
    Awesome thanks

    Small world, we recently got the place, had my first weekend there this weekend, but no rods with me
    Last edited by andrewbuch; 24-06-13 at 01:45 PM.

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    You are more than welcome to some talk to Tom about the fishing and recommendations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewbuch View Post
    Awesome thanks

    Small world, we recently got the place, had my first weekend there this weekend, but no rods with me
    Do you want to buy a rod for the place only, or other fishing as well?
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Do you want to buy a rod for the place only, or other fishing as well?
    Thats the plan, will leave it there. So it would be just for there. I will use my 5/6wt for the time being, till I decide what exactly I want.

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    Waterkloof nature reserve? Been a while since I've been there so not sure if l'm right? Additionally, Wade was driving and we arrived at about 03:00...

    The tactics mentioned will all stand you in good stead and a lighter rod will be fine as the fish aren't too big and the dams are pretty snag free. If the wind picks up as it does in that area you might wish you had a 5 or 6 though. A nice medium actioned 5 or 6 would be my choice.

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    I will try my luck this weekend, decided today that I need to go out there again. Will report back if I catch anything

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    So I caught one (No Pics, Busy uploading video)

    On my first cast of Saturday morning, then nothing the rest of the morning, or that evening, or Sunday morning.

    Going again on the 13th so will try again.

    I think a nice 3/4wt would be ideal

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