About Andre Van Wyk

General fishing hack who unfortunately has a real job.

DO YOU EVEN BEAST, BRO?

*** EDIT  - Since writing the below, I took my own advice and spent even MORE time on tying a pair of BEASTS, attempting to build a matching pair of BEAST Mullets... I kinda almost sorta maybe think I'm nearly there and may attempt an SBS of sorts in the near future.. added some pics [...]

SBS – The Mighty Ugandan

A recent trip to Providence Atoll in the far outer reaches of the Seychelles, saw myself and Warwick tying up an absolute storm in the 8 months leading up to the trip.. regular "Whippet Wednesdays" sessions in Warwick's Garage, which has been converted into a flytying, beer and whiskey drinking haven, saw us furiously tying [...]

FLY HACKS – ROBBING THE VANITY

I made my usual Wednesday night Beer and Cigarettes visit to my good buddy Warwicks last night... Warrels as he's known to many ( and 1st Lady to a select group of others ) has recently returned to the Fly tying obsession after a long hiatus of throwing lures and stupid shit like that.. granted [...]

South African Flyfishing Expo – The Video

The incredibly successful first South African Flyfishing Expo was held at the beautiful Lourensford Estate a few months back... The Feathers & Flouro Team were super stoked to be invited to tie some flies and share some knowledge, and we all had a fantastic time... full credit to Gordon van der Spuy and his team [...]

By |2018-07-12T11:01:23+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: NEW, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Magic Days – Can fishing be the cure for heartache?

I decided to drag out this piece I wrote about 8/9 years ago... thought'd I'd repost it here.. was originally published in the fantastic Fishing & Hunting Journal... "MAGIC DAYS: Can fishing be the cure for heartache? What do non-fisherman think about? This is a question I have found myself considering on numerous occasions in [...]

By |2018-07-09T16:07:02+00:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: Andre, Conventional, Fishing Stories, Gear, NEW, Tarpon, Travel, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stream of Dreams – Sex Camp for Trout..

Above: Stream of Dreams silver slab... hope she's getting laid right now...  This cold and rainy winter weather has most of us down here in the Cape thankful that our beloved streams are getting some much needed water in them after an abysmal last 18 months..but it does mean, that we are not getting out [...]

By |2018-07-08T11:29:15+00:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: Andre, NEW, Trout, Uncategorized, Videos, Western Cape|1 Comment

Jungle Fever – Gabon on the Fly

And so it begins... Over the last couple weeks, many of us have opened Facebook or Instagram to soon find ourselves open mouthed and drooling over the images of the fishery in and around Tourette Fishing's Sette Cama Camp in Gabon, mainly portrayed through the incredible lens work of TF Head Guide Mark Murray... This [...]

Yellow Submarine

I dunno about those Beatles and their whole "We all live in a Yellow Submarine" bullshit... Who the fuck wants to live on a submarine anyway.... ? God damn hippies... Just before Christmas I took a suicidal day off during the busiest time of the year, pissing off my business partners no doubt, to head [...]

By |2016-01-21T21:51:32+00:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: Andre, Conventional, South Africa, Tuna, Western Cape, Yellowtail|1 Comment

Under the Bridge…

Under the Bridge.. A Bridge over Troubled waters.... Don't burn your bridges... Bridging the Gap... We spend a lot of time using bridges as metaphors in this day and age... from old sayings like "Don't burn your bridges" that your grand parents always seemed to be warning you about, to modern bullshit "Ad Agency" vernacular [...]

By |2015-11-17T18:15:59+00:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Andre, Carp, South Africa, Western Cape|9 Comments