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    Question Fishing in Vaal Dam

    Hi Guys, I'm fishing in the Vaal Dam on the weekend, any advice on how to land a few Yellows on fly?

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    I would concentrate in the early morning and late afternoon on the rising fish on dry fly.
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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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    Thank you Korrie, any ideas on flies I can use?

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    In the evening, Elk hair caddis.
    Morning Elk Hair caddis and some mayfly patterns.
    You can also try for grass carp.
    For the evening rises, check the last 45 minutes before dark.
    After the sun has set, the fish tend to start rising, but before it is completely dark
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    I used to papgooi in the Vaal dam many years back & then only recently started flyfishing. What worked well was a grasshopper imitation in the shallows next to long grass. Look for fish movement in the early mornings/evenings. You will more than likely only catch grass carp (which is not all that bad since they do provide a good battle on a 5wt).

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    Thinking about dam fishing, I am getting a longing to sit along side the water with lines in for the night and a friendly fire burning, while you are watching the "poliesman" drinking a whisky or 2 and later some condens milk coffee and rusks as a good night cap before you get into your tent to catch 40 winks.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    hehehe, dont go back Korrie, stay were you are boet

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    thank you I will definitely give it a go!

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    You are right Korrie, every type of fishing has it's perks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollar View Post
    hehehe, dont go back Korrie, stay were you are boet
    SOmetimes good to venture on the "dark side"
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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