THIS WEEK at The Mission:

We played this video ‘Pure Fly NZ‘ from Gin Clear Media again and again and again. Huge browns and rainbows in a variety of different-sized rivers, taking anything from dries to mouse patterns – it’s the stuff dreams are made of.

We got stuck into the latest issue of Southern Culture On The Fly, a bunch who feel like our hill-billy brothers from other mothers on another continent.

We read about how 100-year old trees have become the new ivory.

We watched The Colour of Coral, Rolf Nylinder’s latest video on snobbery, jazz, Klinkhamers and trout in cold Scandinavian conditions.

We listened to Le Mouching’s mixtape Funky from A-Z. If you do not yet know these French fly fishing nuts, be sure to bookmark their page and dive deep into their archive (their mixtapes in particular).

We read about Walt Whitman’s views on being manly.

We checked out Just Like Papa, Cape Town’s coolest new outdoor store. Axes, knives, bags, saws, you name it, they’ve got the best of the best.

We were pretty envious that our field editor Conrad Botes (who is in the USA creating art and catching stripers) will be attending the Salty Fly Rodders of New York’s Conclave. A weekend of fly fishing, dinners and drinks. Yes please. Story coming up.


And lastly, we read about how bird poop shaped our maps.