BAMBA UBUYISELE

At The Mission, we know Trevor Sithole well from our issue 2 interview with him and this video, but someone who really knows him well having fished with him for years, is Matt Gorlei of FlyBru. Over the course of a single day last year, Matt filmed Trevor and entered the film in the South [...]

By |2017-11-23T13:24:17+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

HUNTING MUD

FRESH from the boys at FlyBru is this incredible short flick of African sharptooth catfish feeding on mudfish up a side channel of the Orange River. Flybru's Matt Gorlei is up in the Northern Cape at the moment guiding on The Largemouth Yellowfish Conservancy with Kalahari Outventures.This is his account. "We arrived at our camp [...]

By |2017-10-24T18:38:28+00:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles|1 Comment

7 HACKS FROM LEFTY KREH

LEFTY KREH, the man behind the Deceiver, the man who revolutionised casting, the man who went everywhere and caught everything with everyone. It's hard to quantify the impact of Lefty's hefty contribution to the world of fly fishing as it straddles many fronts from casting clinics to guiding and consulting to brands like T.F.O, but [...]

By |2017-10-19T07:39:51+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

DISTRACTIONS

THIS WEEK AT THE MISSION: We loved Maui Jim's new Blue Hawaii lens and matte crystal Stingray frames.  A mid-size wrap frame, the Stingray gives your peepers maximum protection and coverage, now in a schweet new look, perfect for the flats. Danner explorer 650 boots via www.danner.com We lusted after the new Danner [...]

By |2017-10-19T07:27:56+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: PETER BRIGG & ED HERBST

IN SOUTH AFRICAN FISHING FLIES – An Anthology of Milestone Patterns, Peter Brigg and Ed Herbst cover a lot of ground, from the patterns that changed the way we think about fly design, materials and the imitation game, to the most important patterns in use today. For the latter, they sport a star-studded cast of [...]

By |2017-10-19T07:23:59+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles|1 Comment

WISHLIST FISH – THE +20LB LARGIE

LIKE GHOSTLY AQUATIC HODORS THEY ARE BIG, SPOOKY AND SPECIAL, and to catch big (really big) largemouth yellowfish takes time and effort. Justin Rollinson of Flycastaway weighs in on what it took for him to get this beauty. WHAT: Largemouth yellowish, aka “largie”, “Labeobarbus Kimberleyensis” or for those of you who have put in the [...]

By |2017-10-13T07:33:10+00:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

THE MISSION PLAYLIST: VOL. 03

Brandt Botes, contributing illustrator to The Mission (check his work in issue 2) has put together the 'There and Back' mix for The Mission's Vol. 3 Playlist. Start fast, end slow, try not to kill any hobbits. Exactly right for a weekend spent fly fishing. Expect Faith No More, Black Sabbath, Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, [...]

By |2017-09-18T16:18:53+00:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

D I S T R A C T I O N S

RECENTLY at The Mission... We got stuck into the incredible music of Jeffery Foucault (click on the video above). We hankered after a pair of Howler Bros Waterman’s Workshorts. Quick-drying and made from four-way rip stop material, they're perfect for the estuaries or a summer's day spent wet wading and chasing trout up a kloof. [...]

By |2017-09-18T16:13:10+00:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments