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    I am keen to hear from the yellow experts among you which one of all the species of yellows would you regard as being the prince of yellows, and why?
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    Chris, the prince of all yellows is the one that got away
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    um...that's not quite the answer I was looking for
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    at least let me know what your preferences are then...SM versus LM, etc
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    This is a very easy question.

    Clanwilliam Yellows of course.

    The most rugged and mountainous environment.
    Far away from any form of civilisation.
    Crystal clear water.
    Sight fishing at its best - better than any other sight fishing, irrespective of species in SA.
    Fish that regularly exceed 5kgs.
    They eat streamers, nymphs and even dries.

    What more do you want?

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    Sorry Chris, just couldn't resist!

    I believe that Paper Mouth is also a rather decent quarry. Haven't caught any myself. Personally I enjoy sm. Easy access to them, reasonably technical, depends on where and when in the season and they are all round just fun to catch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCC View Post
    This is a very easy question.

    Clanwilliam Yellows of course.

    The most rugged and mountainous environment.
    Far away from any form of civilisation.
    Crystal clear water.
    Sight fishing at its best - better than any other sight fishing, irrespective of species in SA.
    Fish that regularly exceed 5kgs.
    They eat streamers, nymphs and even dries.

    What more do you want?
    Not to mention they could be classified as an endangered species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCC View Post
    This is a very easy question.

    Clanwilliam Yellows of course.

    The most rugged and mountainous environment.
    Far away from any form of civilisation.
    Crystal clear water.
    Sight fishing at its best - better than any other sight fishing, irrespective of species in SA.
    Fish that regularly exceed 5kgs.
    They eat streamers, nymphs and even dries.

    What more do you want?
    This is what I am thinking too, but haven't had experience with any of the others to form my own opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCC View Post
    This is a very easy question.

    Clanwilliam Yellows of course.

    The most rugged and mountainous environment.
    Far away from any form of civilisation.
    Crystal clear water.
    Sight fishing at its best - better than any other sight fishing, irrespective of species in SA.
    Fish that regularly exceed 5kgs.
    They eat streamers, nymphs and even dries.

    What more do you want?
    They are most defiantly the Prince...

    However, the King has to be the Large Mouth... just because they are so brutal on novice mistakes...
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    Well, if you guys are speaking in labeo(barbus) terms, don't leave out the Rhino-barb from kenya, which can grow almost 50kg and found in ashti&tana rivers. And of course the golden mahseer of india...but that is the King. For fighting and availabilty and bringing people to flyfishing it must be the smallmouth. Sure largies strike hard and that first 1 or two runs are devastating. But after that, the fight calms down. Hook into a 4kg smallmouth in a current or stillwater pool in vaal and pound for pound and time wise it will give you a better fight. And unlike other yellow species, they are available in large numbers and caught constantly throughout the year. Not strange to get 10 fish or even 20 a day, with 2 or more above 2,5kg. Which other yellow specie in S.A. can compete with that? Smallies are the princes!!!
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