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    Hi,

    I thought I'd introduce myself... I'm CDee (Corrie Delport), I live in Vischgat. I'm new to this whole fly fishing business, but I am really enjoying the challenge.

    I love the Vaal river and I can't wait to land some nice yellows...


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    Quote Originally Posted by CDee View Post
    Hi,

    I thought I'd introduce myself... I'm CDee (Corrie Delport), I live in Vischgat. I'm new to this whole fly fishing business, but I am really enjoying the challenge.

    I love the Vaal river and I can't wait to land some nice yellows...

    Hi Corrie, firstly welcome to forums. There is a halluva lot of info on here.

    Living in Vischgat you have the perfect yellow water on your doorstep, just below the weir.

    With access via Groenpunt now closed, you should have all the water to yourself.

    I'm jealous.
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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    I didn't know they closed access via Groenpunt...
    I'm on the Gauteng side though, about 2 km down river from Groenpunt.

    And you are right, it gets lonely

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDee View Post
    I didn't know they closed access via Groenpunt...
    I'm on the Gauteng side though, about 2 km down river from Groenpunt.

    And you are right, it gets lonely
    Groenpunt's access has been closed for 3 weeks now, untill further notice.
    Apparantly it's deemed a security risk to allow people in to fish

    If you are 2 k's down, you must be near the sharp right bend ( looking downstrem from the weir ) in the river.
    If that's the case, just above the rapids in the bend is good dry fly fishing for yellows.
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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    Yip, just below the bend.
    Cool man, I'll try that, like I said I'm new to this whole fly fishing thing. I haven't tried fishing here with dry flies yet, I've only done the czech nymphing thing. Any dry flies you can suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDee View Post
    Yip, just below the bend.
    Cool man, I'll try that, like I said I'm new to this whole fly fishing thing. I haven't tried fishing here with dry flies yet, I've only done the czech nymphing thing. Any dry flies you can suggest?
    My favourite dry is an Elk Hair Caddis.

    Parra nymphs in tan and olive work well too.
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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    I hate reading these types of threads early in the morning. It buggers up my entire day as all I can think off is fishing. Anyway.

    Welcome CDee, can we swop houses?

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    My favourite dry is an Elk Hair Caddis.
    I'll have alook and see if I can find one. Thanks!

    I hate reading these types of threads early in the morning. It buggers up my entire day as all I can think off is fishing. Anyway.

    Welcome CDee, can we swop houses?
    The worst thing about living here is working. I really struggle with the discipline to get my work done.

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    Thanks for the advise Herman, I got my first yellow on a dry fly last night. I loved it!

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    awesome stuff CDee! nice work Hermanator...

    Cdee, you may start getting a few more pm's in the near future from all sorts of people haha
    bushveld scalies - worth the blood, sweat and tears

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