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    Default Rainbows - St. Ives - KZN Midlands

    Had to attend a wedding in the Midlands. The in-laws and I sneaked off to try our hand at fly fishing Saturday morning.

    Managed to catch two Rainbow trout with a combined weight of 1.5kg's Unfortunately not released as you had to keep the trout that you caught.

    Used an Explorer 5/6wt, sinking line and a walker's killer red.

    Not bad for a first attempt at fly fishing More luck than anything else I'd say
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    HI Andre,

    Well done, not just luck, you were doing something right to get them. Nice going.

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    Well Done.

    It can't be luck if you intended to do something and then you successfully do it.

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    Thanks guys

    At this point in time I'll call it luck - until I catch my 3rd, 4th, etc. trout

    The weather was cold and a slight drizzle decided to grace us with its presence and that made me decide to fish the fly on the bottom with a slow retrieve.

    Now to get a light outfit as well. I think my 8/9wt outfit will be a tad too heavy for trout, but will have to do for now
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    HI Andre,

    5wt is great for stillwater trout ff. 8/9wt is a bit of overkill.

    Dave
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    Thanks Dave. I thought it might be a bit of a overkill

    I'll keep my eyes open for a nice 5wt outfit
    André

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    Well done. A 5 or 6 will suit both trout stillwaters as well as the Vaal. Choose carefully, very carefully.
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    Herman, I will choose very carefully

    Being a total novice to the fly fishing game (for trout), which weight rod would you recommend for stillwaters and why?? I'm not interested in fly fishing for trout in rivers, so I would say that excludes weights #0 to #4??
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    Quote Originally Posted by KB280DT View Post
    Herman, I will choose very carefully

    Being a total novice to the fly fishing game (for trout), which weight rod would you recommend for stillwaters and why?? I'm not interested in fly fishing for trout in rivers, so I would say that excludes weights #0 to #4??
    I am as much as a novice, especially as far as trout are concerned. Byron is still trying to convince me that they are as much fun as yellows ( unsuccessfully I must add ).
    My input on a trout stick will therefore be totally unjustified.
    I will let the trooot manne answer this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Jooste View Post
    I am as much as a novice, especially as far as trout are concerned. Byron is still trying to convince me that they are as much fun as yellows ( unsuccessfully I must add ).
    My input on a trout stick will therefore be totally unjustified.
    I will let the trooot manne answer this one
    Well I can truly say that they were fun on a 5wt , but I haven't caught yellowfish either

    Awaiting answers from the trout experts eagerly
    André

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