NO MORE MARKERS

Outside of Copic (and other spray guns), the use of markers on foam heads just looks wrong and amateur.  Its for that reason alone that I hardly have any poppers in my fly box.  They look shit.  Then I saw Arno VD Nests crease flies, covered in Mylar (an oversized variety thats almost impossible to [...]

THE REISA

One of Europe’s most incredible fisheries is under threat. Globe-trotting angler and photographer Matt Harris is a Reisa River regular. He weighs in on what’s going on. The Waters The Reisa River is one of a triumvirate of three celebrated Norwegian Atlantic Salmon Rivers perched high in the Arctic circle. Along with its sisters, the [...]

NORMAN NO-MATES

“Like being on the edge of a waking dream, they appear, those damn Omani permit, melting in and out of your vision as they float through the mess of the shore break. But they are the type of dream that never quite makes it to the best part, the type of dream that leaves you [...]

FLIES FOR SPANISH BARBEL

Spanish barbel gently sip dries, but what follows is an electric, turbo charged, dash into the depths.  Here are some patterns that worked during the trip to Extremadura covered in The Mission Magazine #17. The insect life around the desolate, arid lake sides is tremendous. Every flower was covered with little beetles, hundreds of spiders [...]

A MILD CASE OF CRABS

I recently returned from my annual trip on the lower Orange river and when people ask me what I love about fishing I usually simply take them through a day on the Orange. You float down a deserted river with zero contact with the outside world for 6 days enjoying nature in all her splendor, [...]