Fred presents Parkgate, a beat on the Bell River, about 6km above Rhodes.
Rods: 2 WT to 3 WT
Leaders: 9ft, 4X to 5X
Tippet: 2ft – 3ft, 4X to 6X
Mayfly nymph imitations like ZAKs, PTNs, GRHEs, various Flashbacks, the Jinx. Size 14 – 16.
Dry flies: RABs, Parachute Adams, Black Adams, Beetles, Flying Ants, Sawfly Wasp. Size 14 – 18.
Other: Sawfly larvae
Fishing Method: Fish upstream and focus on getting a drag-free drift. Nymphs should be fished with a strike indicator.
Directions: The turn-off to Parkgate is approximately 4km from the Linecasters fishing shop on the road to Naudesnek Pass, on the left-hand side. Follow the farm road from the turn-off to a concrete bridge over the Bell River. Park at the bridge.