“I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal. People know me. I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” Ron Burgundy

There are many many reasons to read books, from expanding your mind to learning new things, escapism, making yourself smarter, better informed and able to point out the titles on your book shelf like Ron. Add to that the fact that on the idiot box, from Netflix to Amazon, you have probably watched everything you want to watch and the production houses are not bringing out anything new any time soon due to Covid shut downs.

Our point? There’s never been a better time to turn to switch off the screens and get into a good book. New to The Mission store, we have three cracking fly fishing titles that are worthy of a place in your collection:


hunting trout by tom sutcliffe

The third edition of Sutcliffe’s classic, this new version features new illustrations, a new foreword by Stephen Boshoff, a new cover shot by Gerhard Loubscher and a new preface from Tom. Only 500 copies were printed so get yours now over here. Signed copies on request.



tom sutcliffe

The sequel to Tom Sutcliffe’s Hunting Trout and Shadows on the Stream Bed, Yet More Sweet Days boasts 471 pages of Tom’s fly fishing stories plus 50 pen and ink sketches. Through almost a lifetime’s experiences of fly fishing, Tom shares the joy of the sport that has dominated his life (in a good way), while also imparting a ton of hard-earned knowledge in his unique story-telling style. Signed copies on request. Order your copy here.



feather mechanic

In this one-of-a-kind contribution to the world of fly fishing and fly tying, expert fly tyer and instructor Gordon van der Spuy not only tells the story of his own development in fly tying with signature flair, but he also takes the reader into the function of some of the most deadly patterns in history, so you understand why they work and equip yourself with the know-how to do your own thing. Signed copies on request. Order yours here.