-Euro Skinny Nelson-
Sometimes whilst browsing through the interwebs, looking for mostly nothing, you stumble accross something that you know will be usefull in your own quest to land your next trophy yellow. What we have forgotten though is that there are real people behind the websites illustrating the pictures of flies we save onto our PC's, the leader diagrams or even just simple paragraphs on improving your fishing.
It was a random Tuesday afternoon searching the Internet for any new fly ideas that I stumbled accross the website of Kyle Andes from Hammer Creek Fly Fishing that I realised that sometimes we forget to Keep it Simple. I also immediately liked Kyle's intro on his Home Page that very much reminded me of myself and how I run my website.
I'm not a guide, shop owner or even in "the industry." I've got a desk job, but spend most of my time engaged in fly fishing activities even if just day dreaming. I fish enough to be a serviceable angler, but not often enough to satisfy my appetite." - Home Page (Hammer Creek Fly Fishing)
Kyle has also given me permission to share this recipe for what he calls a Euro Skinny Nelson. This fly I am 100% convinced will fool most yellowfish and will definately become a regular in my flybox.
Smallmouth Yellowfish - Vaal Hackle Feb 2015 - Mustard Caddis
Vaal River Yellowfish Venues
Flyfishing Yellowfish Venues of the Vaal river
A list of venues on the vaal river suitable for flyfishing for yellowfish. Some venues has been reviewed on this site before. This article is a work in progress and will be updated as I fish the different venues.
Catching your very first Yellowfish on Fly
This section are for those who have never caught a yellowfish on fly or even those who “by accident” landed their first yellowfish on fly and want to learn more. Some articles on catching yellowfish on fly tend to be very technical, and trust me catching some species of yellowfish on fly can get very technical!
-and getting screwed-
I remember my very first fly fishing rod, a 5wt two piece Ryobi fibreglass rod I bought at a Pawn Shop in Esselen Street in Sunnyside in 1987. I just started fly fishing using a friend’s set-up and was desperately looking for a set-up of my own. I saw the rod, thought it was a bargain and bought it. I would take it out at least once a week and just look at it, it was my rod and I showed it to everyone who came around proclaiming that I am now a fly fisherman.