About Platon Trakoshis

Platon is a born and raised Zimbabwean with Greek Cypriot roots now living just outside Cape Town. Owner of Lucky Fish Productions, when he's not shooting films he's spending time with family, fishing, taking photos and tying flies.

THE FLEXPOLE SBS

Having to channel all my fishing desires into fly tying like many others in these strange times I have been honing some pattern ideas for carp. One fish food source that is abundant in most freshwater bodies is tadpoles and around here they are about all year round. Like many creatures, hundreds are born to [...]

KIDS FISHING

“Daddy!, Daddy! …… Daddy!”   Frustrated Dad “Whaaaat!?” as he tries to fish undisturbed. I’ve witnessed this scenario too often and always thought, I never want to be that kind of Dad even though I admit I have at times. Kids are pretty different when it comes to learning how to fish. Those that are completely [...]

I AM NOT A WHENWE

A whenwe is a former British settler or expatriate who talks nostalgically about their former homes in colonial Africa, i.e.: "when we lived in..." (the origin of the term). In my case "When we were in Rhodesia...". But I’m Zimbabwean and do sometimes harp on about the fishing in Zimbabwe and would love to go back to some old haunts [...]

HOW SLOW CAN YOU GO?

When I first heard about the resurgence of fibreglass rods I imagined floppy, noodly fly rods like older rods that I started fly fishing with a while back. But not that far back that I ever experienced the old fibreglass rods. I was sceptical, then some of my fishing buddies bought Epic fibreglass rod kits, [...]

FLICKING THE SWITCH

I remember the emotion of picking up a fly rod for the first time, pulling fly line off the reel and feeling the thickness and suppleness between my fingers. I was in awe and tried to figure how this foreign way of fishing worked as I knew nothing. After catching the first fish and feeling [...]