Thread: WC Streams report back

  1. #4261
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    Thanks for the intel gents
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Have not been up that side for a while. At least now, we know what to expect. Dankie
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  3. #4263
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    Morning Gents!

    Spent Saturday on Molenaars upper. (Earlier last week it (windguru) said Saturday was supposed to be the good day between it and Sunday... not)
    Anyway... Although wind was blowing upstream it was pumping.
    Saw a total of 3 fish, lost 1 after about 2 seconds and spooked the other two after flyline got smacked down on top of them due to wind.
    These 3 were the only fish I spotted. I have to mention I am not the best nymph-er (prefer dryfly by far), so could probably found some more had I swung some nymphs, but think I need a nymphing masterclass (maybe even a how to nymph CT streams for dummies)

    In all was a lovely day spent on the river taking more photo's than fish and clearing the mind of clutter.
    Last edited by MR.GT; 05-09-16 at 08:26 AM.
    So tell me.... How Big's yours?

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    what beat????

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronlochner View Post
    what beat????
    Molenaars Upper
    So tell me.... How Big's yours?

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    Morning Guys! My first time posting here. Im in need of some intel. Fishing Elandspad1 and Hotel beat next week. Any information as to flies that will work l?

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    Hi Fishaholic,

    Just a bit of background info on the Cape Streams. Our water here is rather acidic, therefore we have less aquatic insects compared to other river systems like the Rhodes/Eastern Cape area, KZN, Vaal, Orange etc. This coupled with more wind, make the fish very aware of what is happening on top/dry flies. However, during a low pressure/cold front conditions there are less insect activity and the fish don't move much, then nymphs/small streamers will catch you some fish. During good conditions, the fish move into feeding lies and the Cape streams are famous for fish responding well to a dry fly. In terms of what flies - black parachutes/midges, Rab's, Elk Hairs etc. Give me a call and we can discuss some more strategies, the beats and more flies.

    Philip

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    Appreciated Philip!

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    Gents (& odd lady???)

    I want to try my hand a catching the brownies of the witte.
    Between beat 3 to 6 which would be better suited to someone who has never fished the witte before?

    I have studied this quite well but not sure.
    So tell me.... How Big's yours?

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    i'm hoping to fish the witte for browns on the weekend
    what beat is beter suited for someone with 0 experience on the witte

    do browns have the same feeding behavior as raimbows

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