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    Default Cape vidal Feb 2017

    Good day guys ,booked some time at Vidal for Feb 2017 .

    I am new to the saltwater flyfishing scene, got a 9 wt T50 and a shilton saltwater reel on it. My question is what line will be the best with this outfit for saltwater?

    I am not sure if the water there is classed as cold or tropical ?

    Any specific flies that I should take with?

    I have read up on the flyfishing there, but cant seem to find info on lines?

    Thanks

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    I fished Vidal before the beach driving ban and it was a little slice of paradise once you got away from the Camp. Big stonebream, wave garrick, greenspots etc. You need a relatively stiff, braided core intermediate line. The cold water lines are often ok in warm water but the reverse doesn't hold. I would be happy using an Airflo Cold SW intermediate which is useable in the Cape whereas a proper tropical intermediate may not be fantastic in cooler water. If you are sticking to KZN or points north then get a tropical line. Airflo are good but I've used and relied on Cortland and Sci Anglers Bonefish intermediates as well. Do not get a monocore! You need a relatively stiff line in the surf. Take a spare as well.
    We found that relatively smaller flies did better - a shrimpy #6 on .37 FC caught everything, even greenspots. If you see baitfish in clumps then throw a streamer but if you prospect with a smaller fly you will get more eats and species.

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    Thank you for the reply allsorts

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    Take a lighter rod as well as you will have more fun on the smaller fish. Just wash your tackle well after each session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white death View Post
    Take a lighter rod as well as you will have more fun on the smaller fish. Just wash your tackle well after each session.
    I will have my 5 and 7 WT rods with me as wellencouragement:

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    Any specific flies to take to vidal? and in what size?

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