About Tudor Caradoc-Davies

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.

FAST FLIES

We're loving this new video series on Youtube from Gordon van der Spuy (aka The Feather Mechanic), one of South Africa's best fly tiers and instructors. An actor by trade, Gordon begins each video with a clear explanation of what he wants to achieve from the fly, the materials he will use and why he [...]

TESTING TESTING …

The Feathers & Fluoro crew have been hard at work testing out a selection of new gear, tackle and other clobber. More in-depth reviews will run in up-coming issues of The Mission, but for now here are a few first impressions.   ECHO - PRIME 8-weight (seen in action above with a Garden Route grunter) [...]

THE ISLAND

In this issue 27 story, Andrew Harrison and his son Ruari find that, away from the crowds and into the bush, if you know both how to persevere and where to look, the rewards justify the effort.   "If God ever gives the earth an enema, he will stick the tube in at Colenso in [...]

LONG REEF

Veteran guide Richard Schumann has spent the better part of his life guiding blue chip clients in the world’s best saltwater destinations. Here he lifts the skirt on one place that does not get as much attention as it should. Not that you are likely to go there anyway… If the cost and inaccessibility don’t [...]

THE TITAN – MIKE FAY

As modern day ecologists, conservationists and explorers go, there are very few people that compare with Mike Fay. From his fabled Megatransect (a massive journey on foot across the Congo basin) where he surveyed the environmental and ecological impacts on the region, to his pioneering work establishing and protecting national parks in Gabon, Central African [...]

BEER DRINKING BEATS

THE ROCK À LA BOOZE PLAYLIST In issue 27, our Beers & Beats pages were commandeered by our in-house pirate, editor-at-large Conrad Botes.Not only did he share his kick-ass black IPA recipe for the homebrewers out there, but he also gave us his go to tunes for drinking beer, making art and roadtripping on his [...]

PACKING FOR POIVRE

Based in Namibia, but just as likely to be found in the jungles of Bolivia, running down roosters in Mexico or stalking the Seychelles atolls, Christiaan Pretorius travels a lot and, as such, has his trip preparation down to a fine art. Here’s what he packs for the plentiful permit flats of Poivre.   "Fly [...]

DO THE WORK

"The number one thing I tell people is ‘don’t be afraid of the work.' The biggest miss I see with folks coming into this industry is this mindset that, ‘ok I have a college degree in photography or creative writing and therefore I am a professional.’ I wish more people who want to get started [...]

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