Fred presents Mavisbank, a beat on the Kloppershoekspruit above Rhodes. This beat is about 6km long and holds trophy trout up to 20inches.
Rod: 2 – 3 Weight Rods
Leader: 4 – 5X Tapered Leaders, 9 feet
Nymphs: Weighted and unweighted mayfly nymph imitations (Size 14-16) such as the Jinx, PTNs, Zaks, GRHEs, Flashbacks. Lead putty can also be used for weight.
Dry Flies: RAB, Adams, Black Adams, Flying ants
Fishing method: Upstream nymphing with a strike indicator. Flies can be fished in tandem, New Zealand style. There are lots of sight-fishing to be had, and extra care should be taken when approaching the water.