PART 1 in a 12 part series of blogs where we look at the Christmas Wishlists of The Mission/Feathers & Fluoro team.

Each list features three categories: Stocking Filler (cheap and cheerful), Sublime (a great piece of gear in the mid to high price range) and Ridiculous (the sky’s the limit for you, oh Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman).

First up – Brendan Body, aka Bod, aka Boderick, aka the human giraffe, aka Verbal Diarrhea personified, aka HE WHO HAS VELOCIRAPTOR FEET, aka The Mission’s art director.



Thrasher – Flame Rope Snapback




Bod chasing Clannies. Photo Clint van der Schyff

Bod’s first Clanwilliam Yellow. Photo Tudor Caradoc-Davies

I recently popped my Clanwilliam Yellow cherry and now I’m even more obsessed. I’ve been using a beat-up old 5-weight outfit, but if I get in to a more serious fish I’m in trouble. I reckon the ideal set up for me when chasing Clanwilliam Yellows would be the following:

Orvis Helios 3D 7-weight



a Shilton CR 4 Ultra Large Arbour Freshwater reel



The pimped Alu-Cab beast bakkie

Photo Clint van der Schyff


A trip to any of the following: Farquhar, Gabon, Exmouth, NZ South Island streams, Tanzanian Tigers.

No Man’s Land, Farquhar Photo James Loudon