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    Was this in the Western Cape? If so, was it released alive?
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

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    I can'y view the pics.. Keen to see this beast of a barbel
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzLiteBeer View Post
    Was this in the Western Cape? If so, was it released alive?

    Koffiefontein. Think it is in the Freestate? It was released alive.
    THE AFRICAN FLY ANGLER

    If you're fly fishing as though you are 'in a contest', and the only objective is to 'catch fish' - you are missing the point .... and that is disappointing

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    Must have been fishing the Riet or Kalkfontein dam.Extrememly good fish if from that region.

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    [QUOTE=Morne;203819]A friend just send me these cellphone pictures of a monster Barbel that he caught about an hour ago on a Fish Skull fly. He then rigged up his 9 weight and landed this monster. Took him 35 min to land.

    Nicely done Adriaan


    Nice to see an Okuma Airframe 79 reel - what I use for my dam fishing (and some SM too0 - great reels (and less than R 150 each)!
    Gary
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    Okumas Airframes is one of my favorite flyreels. Lightweight and extremely durable. Scratches do not show easy. I use two small okumas and 2 big ones. From yellowfish to Tiger, they do the job. No corrosion even if you use them in the sea.




    Barbel taken on normal rod and reel in December.



    This one took a small fly on 5 weight flyrod. Was one looooooong fight.
    Jaco v Deventer

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    That's a great sharptooth, must have been a serious tug of war.
    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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