Saturday, February 19, 2011

Australian Possum Soft Hackle


HOOK: #16 Grip 11011BL
RIB: Gold tinsel
BODY: Australian Possum under fur
THORAX: Australian guard hair hen feathers.
BEAD: 2mm GM Tungsten

Red bead

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Beautiful Cape town

Though I would share these two pictures I found on the Net of the beautiful city I live in.

Click on the links to have a look.

Panoramic view

Full moon hike

Virtual Africa

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saterday small stream fishing

With temperatures in the high 30C this past week I didn't have to much hope for fishing this weekend. Saturday proofed to be a bit cooler and I though I would go check out one of my favorite little streams. The section I planed to fish is mostly covered in trees and shade so I thought that I might stand a change to still get a few fish early morning.

On arriving at the river I notices that it was considerably lower than the last time I have been there, with some of the normal pools only ankle deep. I rigged up however and walked up the river to only look for deeper pools. I found a few and casted a dry fly over the water. I had plenty of strikes at my fly, but these were all really small fish. However in most of the deeper pools I could find there was always a bigger fish sitting in the head, and they were more than happy to take my fly.

I ended with three relatively decent sized fish for this stream, but it was a nice day to be out and enjoyed the walk much more than the actual fishing.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Then and now

How things have changed.



Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fish Skull Flies

Another quick Fish Skull streamer with rabbit strips.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Fun

Cabin fever? Desperate to go fishing? This guy found his own little fishing hole.

Hope I am never this pressured to catch some fish!!!

 "Yes Spike, this is what you will look like when he realizes that he can use you for free materials to."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First outing of the year

I managed to do my first fishing trip of the year this past Saturday. Unfortunately there is no pictures of fish because I forgot to charge my camera's batteries. It was very slow day anyway and between the two of us we only landed two Rainbow trout and a few Smallmouth bass.

We got to the water at about 8am, which is very late for us, and it was already clear at that stage that it was going to be a blistering hot day. We fished dries and nymphs the whole day but it was tough out there. We would fish a run or pool, chuck various flies without spotting any fish and as soon as we walked through we would spook a few fish.

At one stage I was walking along a very shallow pool and grabbed hold of a bush hanging in the water and about 20 fish came charging out from underneath it. I guess they felt like us and hid in any shade that was available.

We got off the water at about 11am as it was just not comfortable anymore and you could actually feel the water warming up.

I did manage to snap a few pics before my camera died on me.