Fly Fishing for trout

Tips, techniques and trips - catching trout on fly

Articles to inspire and help with techniques for catching trout on fly.

Operation: Rescue Trout

Posted by Annabelle on Sat October 29, 2016 in Fly Fishing for trout.

This last weekend, we decided to mount a rescue mission. With the drought that is gripping South Africa, the rains have been very patchy, with some areas receiving just enough rain to keep the dams filled, but others receiving little if no rain. The Bankberg Troutfishers Club trophy water in the Cradock area unfortunately falls within one of the unlucky areas. So, last weekend, we decided to try to rescue as many fish as possible.

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Mountain Dam Madness - Fly Fishing in Somerset East

Posted by Alan on Wed June 10, 2015 in Fly Fishing for trout.

When summer turns to autumn, this change of season provocative; hot days, cold nights, drizzle or gusts of icy winds, and water temperatures that drop dramatically.

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Warm Weather and Water Bugs - Fly fishing in Somerset East

Posted by Alan on Tue February 3, 2015 in Fly Fishing for trout.

Spring usually announces the start of the swimming season, together with images of long, warm lazy days basking in the sun. It also brings life-giving rain and the opening of many trout waters. As the days become hotter and Mother earth warms up to the idea of summer, so too does the aquatic life in our fly fishing waters.

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Fly Fishing in Somerset East - Quality or Quantity

Posted by Alan on Thu August 21, 2014 in Fly Fishing for trout.

The reason we fly fish is to catch fish ... or is it? When you hook a fish it is undeniably an adrenalin rush, and that’s the sport or fun of it.

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Pursuing moments of Perfection - Fly Fishing in Somerset East

Posted by Alan on Wed June 4, 2014 in Fly Fishing for trout.

Fly fishing represents a myriad of facets that touch each individual differently, and that’s exactly what makes this sport so alluring. I have been fly fishing for 36 years and feel my journey has only just begun...

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