GIFT GUIDE: ON THE 9TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

PART 9 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 (what Peter Thiel wants, Peter Thiel gets).

Today’s fantasy-riddled fool, Ewan Naude, Prince of Persia and Clanwilliam yellow fellow.

STOCKING FILLER

White micro chenille for Alphlexos. Stuff sells like hot cakes.

SUBLIME

This…but in yellowfish.

A Chris Bladen commissioned sculpture of a Clanwilliam Yellowfish.

RIDICULOUS

I friggen hate air travel when fishing and the fear of having my gear not rock up is something that terrifies me. Even though most of the venues have gear I really don’t dig wearing another guys jocks (except Peter Coetzee’s). The obvious solution would be to own my own Gulfstream with a pilot at my beck and call. In fact I would own multiple aircraft in my fleet to suit specific conditions such as landing on a gravel strip in the Selous game reserve.

I love fishing in Africa and a dream would be to fish the entire continent with unlimited time and budget. From hunting the Kimberlyensis-like barbs in Angola to living in Maputoland for as long as it takes to catch a 1m plus GT in South Africa. I would spend weeks in the Olifants River gorge (Western Cape) and explore remote beaches in Mozambique.

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About the Author:

Tudor is the editor of The Mission Fly Fishing Magazine. A former staffer on GQ, Best Life and Men's Health magazines, he writes for a wide range of magazines. He also works on books, from ghostwriting memoirs to writing and editing best-selling cookbooks.

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