About Tudor Caradoc-Davies

Tudor is the editor of The Mission Fly Fishing Magazine. A former staffer on GQ, Best Life and Men's Health magazines, he writes for a wide range of magazines. He also works on books, from ghostwriting memoirs to writing and editing best-selling cookbooks.


In Issue 11 of The Mission, Berg River carp whisperer Platon Trakoshis wrote about the etymology and entomology of his go-to carp pattern, The Lalu Bug. Here's the step-by-step to go with his story.   https://issuu.com/themissionflymagazine/docs/the_mission_fly_fishing_magazine_is_2a90aad1da7377/102     MATERIALS: Hook – No. 8 Jig hook – Hanak H470 BL or similar but make sure it’s [...]

By |2018-09-24T07:47:04+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Articles|1 Comment


"Most fishing this year has been close to home in tiny creeks where I know there isn’t really a fish worthy of catching but I’ve got like two hours to go down to the river to see if they’re rising. I can do that with my son on my back in a backpack. The other [...]

By |2018-09-06T09:20:14+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments


"On a daytime drive through the pampas one would be forgiven for thinking that the wind- blown surroundings look harsh and dull, all but featureless and monotonously brown, but there is a secret magic that happens when the sun gets low. They say that Magellan named it the “Land of Fire” because of the natives’ [...]

By |2018-08-07T15:04:17+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments


In case you missed them, here's a round-up of recent Salad Bar gear we think is worth a gander: PATAGONIA – MIDDLE FORK PACKABLE WADERS For when you’re going on a trip and you’re not sure what fishing is available. For when it’s between seasons and you’re not sure if you should be wet wading or [...]

By |2018-07-09T21:54:15+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments


NOW THAT THE DUST has settled on the Fly Fishing Film Tour, you'd imagine we would be able to focus on getting shit done. We can't. And for that we blame the tours films. The worst (or the best) of the lot when it comes to distracted daydreaming was Atlanticus. From the "baby" poons smashing [...]

By |2018-07-04T16:12:28+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments


If you are a purist and if the idea of a squirmy worm offends you, then look away now because this four-legged squirmy monstrosity will violate your sensibilities in every possible way. Problem is, in the tricky surf wash of the South African West Coast and on Namibian shores, it's proven to be a damn [...]

By |2018-07-04T07:44:28+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments


OUR MIX for Issue 10 is "Dre's Eclectic Sleigh Ride" from Andre van Wyk (aka @nepptuna) a regular contributor to the mag. Check out his story on smallmouth bass in Issue 1 and "Low-Riding Avocado Salma Hayek" in Issue 5. It is just that, eclectic, so expect anything from JJ Cale, to SOJA, The Traveling [...]

By |2018-07-02T08:02:38+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments


LET'S LAUNCH INTO THE WEEKEND with a few green monster vibes. Two of The Mission's readers have won themselves a one-of-a-kind Swift Epic Fibreglass Rod. Was it you? In issue 5, we featured Da Riddim Stick, a unique dry fly wizard wand in Rasta racing stripes based on Swift Epic's nude 480 4-weight blank. From [...]

By |2018-06-15T13:26:38+00:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles|0 Comments