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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
THIS WEEK at The Mission: We interviewed Oliver White for the next issue and had a great chat about fishing (duh), plastic (obvs), Arapaima (fokken huge), Lesotho, Sudan, Wall Street, North Carolina, his family, his dog Bono, his Ford Bronco and more. On the subject of Ford Broncos, we drooled over this Fearless Ford Bronco. [...]
Our mix for ISSUE 9 is THE FLASH & BLOOD PLAYLIST by LeRoy Botha (the Garden Route musician and fly fishing nut who featured in our ISSUE 8 feature, The Thin Blue Line). Expect the Springbok Nude Girls, Chris Cornell, aKING, Fink, Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, Ray La Montagne and a whole lot more. LISTEN HERE.
FRESH from his second season at Nervous Waters Villa Maria lodge in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, on the Rio Grande, Matt Gorlei of FlyBru has put together this great edit of what it's like to fish this incredible river. Enjoy. Matt Gorlei with a fat, Rio Grande, sea-run brown
The latest brand videos from Orvis, focused specifically on the Helios 3, one of the big winners at last year's ICAST/IFTD. Want more? Check out their trick shot video HERE. The Helios 3 and other Orvis rods are available in South Africa from Mavungana Flyfishing.
For a destination where every fish appears to be a trophy (even if the relative 'slinny' water of the Barrancoso river), check out this neat little highlights clip of Jurassic Lake (aka Lake Strobel in Argentina) from Mavungana Flyfishing. Keep an eye out for an upcoming Jurassic Lake story in issue 9 (May/June).
THERE ARE A FEW THINGS WE LIKE about the sound of Austin, Texas. For one, Jako Lucas, aka Capt. Jack, aka Lego-stepper extraordinaire just moved there (read more about him in issue 2). Secondly, they just signed Christiaan Pretorius, another top South African guide, as an ambassador (he featured a High 5s here). Last, but [...]