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Friday, 26 August 2011

First bass of Spring.

Officially Spring starts 1st. of September here in South Africa, but the bass don't know that and they are getting very active.

Excuse the camera shake, must have been slightly excited to catch my first bass of Spring on a fly.

Not very big but worth the effort. 

The fish took the fly so gently I almost didn't notice.

Caught the bass on this fly that I tied last week on a bass hook, deer hair body, elk hair collar, and long grisly hackle.


Kay L. Davies said...

Congratulations, Phillip! Excitement makes my camera shake, too.
And I recognize Izaak Walton in the bottom photo.
— K

PS — My verification word here is "walli" which made me think of the Canadian gamefish, the walleye, which some people think is a pike, although it isn't. (I looked this up on Wikipedia, because I thought it was related to the pike, also.)

Phillip said...

Hi Kay,

Strange how applicable some of the verification words are. I've seen photos on blogs I follow of walleye, very similar to a pike, but not related. Not a fish we get here, likes cold water.

Desiree said...

Oh, happy days! The fish are biting again :)

Phillip said...

Ah Disiree, you just don't know how true your comment is. Now I can get my daily fix, (a bit like a drug addict) of fly fishing.

Gorges Smythe said...

Congratulations. Sometimes small things mean the most.