South African Saltwater & Freshwater Fly Fishing Information Techniques Tips & Tutorials
Fly Fishing In South Africa: All You Need To Know
Fly fishing is one of the biggest forms of freshwater angling in South Africa and is practiced by many fly enthusiasts and novice anglers. It is arguably the most relaxing form of freshwater and saltwater angling. Fly Fishing is quite difficult to pick up and become good at it, but hopefully the pages on this website will help you become a better fly fisherman and catch more freshwater fish and saltwater fish on fly.
Almost any species of freshwater or salt water fish can be targeted on fly, and it is very rewarding when you do get that target species...
One of the more popular saltwater forms of fly fishing is targeting Bonefish, Mullet, Giant Kingfish (GT's), Garrick (Leervis) and other game fish species like Dorado, Sailfish and Barracuda... Whereas in the freshwater systems of South Africa fly fishermen mainly target Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Yellowfish (Various species), Barbel, Mudfish, Moggel, Tilapia, Bass and Grass Carp... All sorts of flies have been tied and sold to fly anglers over the years for those fishermen to pursue their target species and many have worked. With the bait imitation or fly you are trying your best to mimic on what you think that Bonefish or the Yellowfish are feeding on... The closer you get to mimicking this and fishing it with the right technique you will start catching fish.
Here Is A List Of Fly Fishing Articles On This Fish The Sea Website:
- History Of South African Fly Fishing
- Trout Weight Converter
- How To Cast A Fly Rod
- Fighting Fish With Fly Tackle
- Difference Between A Cock & A Hen
- Fly Fishing Knots
- The Art Of Nymphing
- How To Handle & Release Trout
- Catching Trout In Spring
- Catching Spawning Trout
- Catching Largemouth Bass On Fly
- Best Flies For Catching Trout & Other Species
- Fishing Dry Fly
- Saltwater Fly Fishing
- Targeting Carp On Fly
- Fly Fishing For Barbel
- Rainbow Trout Photos
- Millstream Farm Fly Fishing Venue
- Fly Fishing Hooks
- When Trout Fishing Is Hard
Fly Fishing Reports & Stories
Tony's Fly Fishing Stories... Below are links to some of the adventures my father, Tony Roocroft, went on armed with a fly rod and reel. He also explains fly fishing techniques and gives handy tips, please see below:
- How It Started...
- Looking After Your Fly Tackle...
- Fishing The Grand Teton, USA...
- Red Rock River...
- Lyons Bridge...
- Olifants River, Ceres...
- RAB In The Olifants...
More Trout Related Articles:
- The History Of South African Trout Fishing
- Eastern Cape Fly Fishing: In The Sea
- Fly Fishing Millstream
- Highveld Trout
- Millstream In October
- Fly Fishing Rhodes
The History Of Fly Fishing And Other Interesting Information
Fly Fishing is essentially the art of casting a fly rod with a lure called a fly that will fool the fish into thinking that it is natural prey. In fly fishing the weight of the fly line carries the hook through the air to the target. There are generally 2 types of flies: Wet Fly (Sinking) and Dry Fly (Floating) with many variants in-between. Fly fishing is regarded as an art and technically sound angling technique and is one of the oldest forms of fishing in the World... It has been practiced for centuries and first became popular in the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and Japan. It is said that the first record of a fisherman using a fly was just before the 3rd century and there are many records from the 1400's onwards. Of all the types of fly fishing, saltwater is arguably the most difficult followed closely by fly fishing streams and rivers... Special techniques, right fly choice and a lot of patience are key when doing these forms of fly fishing. Hopefully the articles above help you get to know and love the art of fly fishing a lot more and remember if you have any questions just contact me.