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Wednesday, 16 February 2011 04:10

 FROM TOM LEWIN

A couple of pics I took while bumming around in RMNP. The Greenback Cutthroats were just incredible. Pure indigenous strain and one of the last remaining headwater reaches where they can be found. It entailed a 31/2 hour hike up to around 8900ft and a 40m slide on my ass to get to the stream. It was about 10ft wide and a foot deep. A depression the size of a hand basin was a honey-hole.

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Tom's first Greenback Cutt sight fished and taken on a dry

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A pretty Brook trout also taken on a dry fly from a baisin of water

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The guy I'm sitting in one of the pics is my friend Mike Clark (the bamboo uber-guru). We had a wonderful time fishing one of his "classified" waters.(Readers will recall Mike a a great friend of well known author John Gierach.)

Mike Clark and Tom Lewin - a rare and wonderful photgraph

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AND FROM NIGEL BENNETT

This is a lovely reach of the Diepspruit River near Rhodes in the Eastern Cape. If we use the Photoshop Black point eye dropper tool and click it on the dark shadow area along the far bank, the picture jumps to life.

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Here' another of Nigels pictures of this wonderful stream

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Again find the blackest area and click on it with the Photoshop Curves eye dropper tool...

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Nigel on the Kraai River Eastern Cape

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FROM LLOYD RENNIE

View over the Wildebeeste Stream Valley from the Bastervoetpad

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Photoshop Curves applied

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Fishing the Widebeest just outside the town of Ugie 

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AND FROM ROBERT ROWLES

A Sterkfontein yellowfish before using the Cirves black spot eye dropper on the fish's eye..

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...and after

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Same with this magnificent underwater shot of Robert's of a Clarens rainbow - just touch the eye with the Photoshop Curves black spot tool

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...and after

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