RIP – BILL MINCHER

IT'S EASY TO ASSUME when you're out fishing, that the fish have always been there and that nature provides, but in South Africa with specific species like yellowfish and trout, more often than not there are people behind the scenes fighting to ensure that we can enjoy our fishing. FOSAF stalwart, Bill Mincher who passed [...]

By |2019-06-22T19:55:56+02:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

BRYAN GREGSON

One of the nicest guys in fly fishing, I met Bryan Gregson a couple of years ago at the ICAST/IFTD show in Florida. That's the funny thing about a show like that - especially for a South African - you get to put faces to names and meet half the people you've followed online. I'd [...]

By |2019-06-20T12:02:13+02:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

IF YOU ARE IN SOUTH AFRICA

...AND, IF you live in or can get to one of Cape Town (11th of June), Johannesburg (12th of June) or Durban (13th of June) next week. AND IF, you are willing to part with R350 to watch some of the best fly fishing films on the planet as part of the F3T SA tour... [...]

By |2019-06-05T14:31:07+02:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

THE TROPHY WIFE

Marrying varsity-level wisdom with the charm of Old Blue Eyes, Rhuan Human heads to Matoya Lodge on the Barotse floodplains for some double-figure tiger trophies. Photo Brian Chakanyuka "As a "koshuis" (residence) student in my first year of varsity, I learned a lot. Not so much from an academic standpoint but many of [...]

By |2019-06-03T15:35:11+02:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

JEFF CURRIER: GUAPOTE

Forced, by us, to select his favourites from over 400 species he has caught on fly, here's what Jeff Currier chose from Central America: CENTRAL AMERICA - GUAPOTE "The most fabulous fishing happened in Costa Rica in 1993. I actually went there with a friend with the intention of catching some sailfish from the rocks [...]

By |2019-05-29T16:12:36+02:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A THOUSAND CASTS

  Fresh from the guys at Felt Soul Media (the talent behind Eastern Rises and other films) is this cracker about Oliver White and his journey to Bhutan to fish the royal rivers for mahseer. It just won Vimeo Staff Pick Award at Mountainfilm 2019 in Telluride, Colorado for good reason.   For more on [...]

By |2019-05-29T04:28:41+02:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

WAY UP ON HIGH

For some people, fishing is about the fish while for others, like Aaron Wood, there’s a seeking of a different sort going on. From his initiation into fly fishing in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the rites of passage he’s had to pass along the way, what began as a salvation of sorts has turned [...]

By |2019-05-27T14:14:57+02:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

THE LIFER – DALE STEYN

"My go-to tigerfish fly when I get to Chobe is a sort of stripped-down Clouser. Rip everything off it.  It doesn’t even look like a fly when you are finished with it. It looks like a hook with two eyes, a little bit of red and a little bit of black bucktail. Quite big, super [...]

By |2019-05-27T08:54:36+02:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments