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THE BUBBLE BUTT BEETLE

The Evolution of the Bubble-butt Beetle by Ed Herbst If you Google Philip Hills + Persistence Pays Off On the Smalblaar you will find a 2005 Piscator article on the website of the Cape Piscatorial Society which gives an indication of how even the most selective trout rarely ignore a properly-presented beetle pattern. A growing [...]

ALEC AND THE ALPHLEXO – TIPS AND TRICKS

Words and Photos by Alec Gerbec https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi4tB_HHelX/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet      If you have ever attempted to the tie the Alphlexo Crab, without a doubt you have run into some frustrating moments with the process.   Whether it is managing the mess body tubing or threading the legs, this piece will hopefully help ease the pain with this non-traditional [...]

By |2019-04-17T07:01:57+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Bonefish, Flies: Salt Water, fly hacks, Guest|2 Comments

DON’T BE A SCROOGE, BE A FLY FISHING SANTA

This is a special time of year.  A time of giving, celebration and reflection.  Finding a meaningful gift is tough but did get me reminiscing about two gifts that heavily influenced who I am today as a fly fisherman.  And with that in mind,  I started building a fly rod to help the next generation [...]

By |2018-12-18T14:01:53+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Fishing Stories, Gerald Penkler|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

ROAD TRIP THROUGH THE MIST

Words and photos by Gerald Penkler Scotland or Spain? Pike or Spanish barbel? Rain or sun? Cold or hot?  Midges or no midges?   Why anyone would choose a road trip through Scotland over Spain is beyond me, and yet this is exactly the choice we made.  I hope to convince you to do the same… [...]

By |2018-12-18T13:39:36+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Gerald Penkler, Guest, Pike, Trout|Tags: , |1 Comment