What do you do when the current of work grows so strong you start to drown in it? You take off fishing the scenic waterways of Montana where trout, and the people catching them, teach you how to breathe again. Follow the journey of one man’s fishing adventure that takes him across the state of Montana in search of the next fish, fresh perspective and a more fulfilling life — after all, staying afloat in this contemporary world is a challenge.
How do you Breathe?
Possibly one of the best fly fishing videos we’ve seen in quite some time!
We’re heading through winter at the moment in the Western Cape, but the good news is that we’re getting closer and closer to Spring. As the warmth starts to come back we’ll be in a great position to head down to the streams to do some flying. Whilst it’s still a little cold, we can keep motivated with the latest edition of Catch Magazine – August 2015.
A friend of ours, Nic F, went on a bit of a fishing trip a couple of weeks ago. Whilst he was away, he sent through some photographs of the places he visited as well as some of the catches he made. The two places he caught at were:
Galileo Farm is set on a large piece of land in the beautiful Elgin Valley. The Farm has 3 cottages and two guest rooms. I’ve stayed in Fish Eagle Lodge is it was really beautiful and I’d happily go back again. The other two cottages, Coots Cottage and The Shack have both been reported as lovely spots. Apart from being able to do some bird watching and mountain biking, the farm offers a dam full of trophy Largemouth Bass.
Cost: Entrance subject to rental of accommodation.
Fish: Largemouth Bass (I caught a brown trout on fly in one of the private dams)
Tackle: Flies, Lures, Plastics
Catch and Release: Yes
Contacts: Lucy Delport: +27 21 849 8692 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Today presented itself with the perfect opportunity to go fishing – slightly overcast, a little drizzle here and there, but not too cold for the fish. The quickest and easiest destination: Du Toitskloof Fly Fishing.
The fish were going for red flies and flies with red patterns, a very slow retrieve and literally dragging the fly along the bottom. A lot of small trout, nipping and darting off, but a couple big ones were roaming the waters too. The first dam near the parking lot saw about 10 fish being pulled out, mostly small and the big one in the photograph below is from the small dam next to the first one.