Best Barbel Flies

Best Barbel Flies

Best Barbel Flies To Use In South Africa What Are The Best Fly Fishing Flies For Barbel (Sharptooth Catfish)? The Best Barbel flies to use in South Africa can be found on this page. The Barbel, also known as the Sharptooth Catfish, is a beautiful Catfish species in it’s own right, and is a very aggressive and adaptable predatory fish. This makes it an excellence challenge to tempt them on fly, and battle this hard fighting freshwater fish species. Contrary to popular belief, the Barbel will not just take “anything”, as many anglers suggest. When fly fishing for Barbel, you need to locate the Catfish in order to be successful at targeting them. The best thing to do is to look for areas in rivers and dams where the Barbel are highly concentrated. You want to look for feeding Barbel. Barbel will feed or breathe with their heads and whiskers out of the water. Make a cast just beyond that, and work the fly from there. Alternatively you can use a calling technique, where you splash the fly in an area you suspect there may be a Barbel or two. In turn, this “calls” the Barbel, as they come to investigate, and generally end up attacking the fly quite aggressively. Fish The Fly have identified 5 of the best Barbel flies that you can use as a fly angler in South African waters. These flies are based solely on our experience and opinion here at Fish The Fly. They have worked for us in the past, and should bring you great success when targeting Barbel on fly in South...

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