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    If I could fish Sterkies more often it would be a dream.

    However by more I meant just plain old ff in general. In early to mid 2000's I spent nearly every second weekend on the vaal. Business took us up to Lydenburg, Whiteriver and Komati and we were able to fish a whole lot more.

    Job changes and the start of a family have changed things in a big way and now I am lucky to unpack my rods once every year. This weekend has really brought back the need to get on the water.

    Ah well, such is life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallie View Post
    Oh, and @pieterkriel,

    I AM NOT A BLOODY LURKER!!!!

    I was referring to myself
    PK

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    well done on the fish and report back !!
    there are two types of flying ant hatches that ive seen both with spectacular surface action
    the "normal " flying ants the fish don't seem to be fussy and eat hoppers and the odd plopped beetle
    the second its a smaller black ant with white wings
    if you don't have a fly that looks like that ant you will struggle
    luckily its one of the simplest flys to tie just a cdc feather wrapped with a "v" of antron
    for wings
    /d
    What ever you do never confuse Fishing With catching Fish !!!!
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    Damage, those are the ants I had. Way too small when the traditional ants hatch I realised too late.

    Been trying to figure out if I can try tie an ant pattern. Nice and sleak, but bulky body and somehow get the wings. I am sure that will make a big difference with the fly.

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    See post #226 on here: http://www.flytalk.co.za/forum/showt...light=sterkies

    Proven operator, very simple tie...
    Bryan Williams

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    Thanks Bryan. That does look very good. Recon I could get it right eventually.

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