A day up Shit Creek

Intellectual capital - only those who know are allowed to go... “Nobody owns the ocean. But you own the intellectual capital you have earned with your blood and sweat over the years” - David Mangum, from the film, ‘120 Days.’ Now Mangum is one badass mofo. He is the Florida tarpon guide by which all [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:42:18+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Garden Route, Jazz, NEW, Trout, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

IS THIS THE ULTIMATE FLY FISHING MOUNTAIN BIKE?

  FOR Mike “Kid” Riemer, the marketing manager at Salsa Cycles, bikes are a predictable passion, but so is fly fishing the lakes and rivers of Minnesota. Bringing the two together was the next step and pimping the brand’s fabled Blackborow fat bike build was the way to do it. Mike’s goal was simple: his [...]

By |2018-03-14T06:51:52+00:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The ‘natural’ look

I’m writing this post because 1) it links up with two previous posts (which is also relevant while celebrating South African Fishing Flies); 2) I seem to forget about flies over five year periods (believe it or not) and would like to keep track of them on this database, and 3) it is part of [...]

SHOUT OUT – FLYBRU

Matt Gorlei and Nick van Rensburg are the two charnas behind Flybru (the fishing/filming student crew out of Stellenbosch University and the gents behind our cover shoot video). They were both at Stellies last year, until wonder of wonders Matt passed his exams and buggered off to South America to guide on the Rio Grande [...]

By |2017-02-16T15:54:01+00:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Videos|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

SKATING SPIDERS AND DAPPING DRIES

While fishing the beautiful Elandshoek River, I discovered, for myself, a method of small stream dry fly fishing that I will certainly be using the next time I'm out and the going gets tough.

Mountain Meditation

Unfortunately this is becoming a regular theme. Rex goes off fishing in some beautiful stream, blanks yet again, gets mocked by his wife and writes a story on where not to fish. You must be thinking that I'm a pretty hopeless fisherman. If you are, well you not alone, my wife chirps me non-stop. I'm [...]

1984 Trout from the Kloofs

Recently Douglas Kretzman shared this post on his blog, No Longer At Ease. Hard to imagine it was 30 years ago! 1984 Trout From the Kloofs Words by Douglas Kretzman I was reminded of this set of photos by a post on Feathers and Fluoro - happy to see the stream is as yet unspoiled. [...]

By |2015-01-21T06:16:26+00:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: Fishing Stories, Fred, Trout, Western Cape|Tags: , |1 Comment

A Small Stream Slam

  The scene of a 'little' Grand Slam. Three of kind for an area. In the Seychelles we had an Inner Island Flats Slam - we replaced the GT with a Golden Trevally. And of course the Indian Ocean Grand Slam replaced the Tarpon with a GT and the Atlantic Permit with a [...]

Lesotho: Rounding Off

Getting back to work and routine last week was a serious shock to the system. I made several starts at finishing off my Lesotho posts but never even made a dent. So after a very well deserved (at least I think it was well deserved :) ) weekend, I’m here in front of the keyboard [...]

Lesotho: Every dog has his day

And so we woke early and were on the trail by 5:30am - early for trout in my opinion but the weather had gotten quite warm and we all left that the sluggish midday heat would put a dampener on both us and the fishing. We were heading down to fish the bigger water in [...]