Waters & words : a celebration of flyfishing

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Flowers in the veld


Us fly-fishermen are a fairly obsessive bunch. Obsessing about fish mostly, and everything to do with catching them. I certainly do.

But as my good friend Roy has noticed, of late I have started to take note on the wonderful flowers we encounter when we go fishing. Here is a selection of what you can expect to see in the highlands of  KwaZulu Natal if you take the time to notice. One day perhaps I will develop the skills required to identify them all properly, and maybe I will commit  their names to memory.For now I just looked them up as best I could using the handbook that Roy gave me last year:

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the Scarlet River lily (Hesperantha coccinea)

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Watsonias in the upper Mooi River Valley