Thread: Vaal River Update

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    Byron, thanks for that. The one dwaf website did use previously state the temp but I see it's no longer available.
    Good to know the temp to know how the movements of the yellows are changing. Once it hits 16degs, it's party time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gael View Post
    Byron, thanks for that. The one dwaf website did use previously state the temp but I see it's no longer available.
    Good to know the temp to know how the movements of the yellows are changing. Once it hits 16degs, it's party time
    Yeah the barrage report says that it was 11.7 degrees at the barrage on Sunday but they are normally a couple of degrees cooler than Parys.
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    It's also worth a mention that there were one or two caddis on the water this weekend. Not in any decent numbers but they were there.
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    Good time to start lobbing CDC & E and/or Hydrolators if you can't identify what the SM are rising to.

    What were they, big Vaal Caddis or small usual non descript beige/tan/brown Caddis ?
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    on the subject, what sizes would you guess them caddis adults to be scythe, the large vaal caddis and the smaller tan ones as you mentioned respectively?

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    Hydros and Macro's There is a 3rd which is not worth imitating ~ too sparse IMO.A little brown jobbie.

    #10 for the macro's and #14 for the Hydro's should serve you well.
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    #10 for the Hydros and #14 for the Macros in my book.

    As the season progresses the Hydropsyche caddis can get HUGE ... very nicely immitated with a #8 Scud/Grub hook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    small usual non descript beige/tan/brown Caddis ?
    those are the ones.
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    Default Rain / Thunderstroms / Hail

    We had the 1st 'summer' cloud bursts, thunderstorms, RAIN and HALE this afternoon; mostly across the main catchment area and then past the Vaal Mall / SW5 area.

    DWAF doesn't show a lot of rain so maybe it won't affect water / viz. too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmaster View Post
    We had the 1st 'summer' cloud bursts, thunderstorms, RAIN and HALE this afternoon; mostly across the main catchment area and then past the Vaal Mall / SW5 area.

    DWAF doesn't show a lot of rain so maybe it won't affect water / viz. too much.
    Jup was good to hear old Thor wacking his hammer about again.. Dont think we had much rain though, was more of a prelude of what is still to come...

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