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    Default "The" Fly for this years stream season?

    With the Cape Streams opening in 27 days time I am intrigued as to which flies the "manne" will be attaching to their tippets.
    Are they going to be the tried and tested, or has there been some devious experimentation during the dark winter months leading to trout harvesting flies.
    No need to reveal a SBS yet, just a general description would suffice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Jooste View Post
    With the Cape Streams opening in 27 days time I am intrigued as to which flies the "manne" will be attaching to their tippets.
    Are they going to be the tried and tested, or has there been some devious experimentation during the dark winter months leading to trout harvesting flies.
    No need to reveal a SBS yet, just a general description would suffice.
    Hi Herman
    I ended my season on a bit of a high and the water was flowing strongly. Coming past there yesterday, the flow is still strong and a lot of the sections won't be "passable", so it's gonna be my fly i stole from Darryl....the cdc nymph "with my twist"....or maybe I should use the "real mooi moth"
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    Quote Originally Posted by rols View Post
    Hi Herman

    or maybe I should use the "real mooi moth"
    If there are moths around, USE IT.
    You might teach the Stream Fundi's a thing or 2
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    If the flow on opening day last year was anything to go by, weighted nymphs would be the way to go. I don't think the fish will be particularly fussy about what you throw at them in the faster flow. Get the fly down to them and you'll be on.

    The dry on the other hand is reserved for stubborn old farts like me, but hey, if I manage to raise a few on the day I'll be more than happy!
    Last edited by Chris Shelton; 04-08-08 at 11:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Shelton View Post
    The dry on the other hand is reserved for stubborn old farts like me, but hey, if I manage to raise a few I'll be more than happy!
    HeeeHeeee, I like your style
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    I will be tying on something I like to call "Fly X"
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkieser View Post
    I will be tying on something I like to call "Fly X"
    I'll be tying on one of Grant's flies

    Probably start with heavily weighted ZAK and if the flow allows it, I'd like to try the F&K dry
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    Chris, I will also tie on the old dry fly first

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    Default Czech Nymphing

    While the levels will be high Im gonna Nymph'em..............

    Orange hot spots and even may fly lmatations. The ZAK and the KINGDINGELING

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    I'm gonna stick to the dry-fly. Have this idea of tying an Adams but in a very light grey to white, easier to see and last year on the stream I saw biggish mayfly/or other gogga that was nearly white.

    My other try is gonna be a RAB that I wil try to tie in Parachute - haven't done that yet. will have to see if it works.

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