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

THE (NOT SO COMPETITIVE ANGLER’S) COMPETITIVE ANGLING TACKLE LIST

Matt Gorlei of FlyBru is a bloody good angler. He’s represented South Africa at the World Champs and KwaZulu-Natal at Nationals, but for the most part he’s too laid back to take it overly seriously like many of the comp guys do. When he’s not guiding at Kau Tapen on the Rio Grande, in Russia [...]

JEFF CURRIER – THE 400

In his pursuit of catching any fish whatsoever on fly, Jeff Currier has risked being fired by bosses (mild); losing 20lbs in weight from Delhi belly (medium); getting abducted by Colombian rebels (fiery);being eaten by tigers (incineration) and has had countless other misadventures. But over the last 40 years and in 60 countries, he’s racked [...]

MEET THE NDUNGU, THE PACU’S AFRICAN COUSIN

Under giant Sycamore fig trees on Ruhudji river, guide Johann du Preez loses his mind and completes an angling decathlon worthy of the Olympics while attempting to unlock ndungu, the fat, pacu-like fruitarian fig eaters of Tanzania. "It started with a slurp and a sloppy tail splash as the fish rolled to the surface to [...]

By |2019-05-15T15:24:58+02:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

BULLY BEEF – TIGERFISH FLY – SBS

I was on my second hosted tigerfish fly fishing trip to the Okavango Delta armed not only with the usual clouser minnows but also with some new ideas incorporating rabbit zonker strips. Staying at the lodge was a well known South African guide with two clients from Europe. In the morning as we were heading [...]

HIGH 5s – MILAN GERMISHUIZEN

Ninja flats monk, Milan Germishuizen, on his church the fabled St Brandon’s archipelago north east of Mauritius, gang warfare with bull sharks, the Springbok inside centre position and solid advice from William Shatner. 5 best things about where you guide? A flat called Julies on St. Brandon’s on the Neap Push. You will lose track [...]

WISHLIST FISH: THE WELS CATFISH

No normal poeskêt, the Wels or European catfish is a freshwater behemoth that few dare tackle on fly. Photographer David Tejedor (aka @davidpikefly on Instagram) is one who does, frequently. In issue 15 he weighs in on what it takes to land the Jabba the Hutt of the piscatorial world. Hint: like a sort of [...]

By |2019-05-09T12:48:17+02:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

THREADBARE

"I was fortunate in that my mother did not protest when I decided, at age nine, to give up Catholic Mass in pursuit of fish. Honestly, I think she was ecstatic to have me out of the house. Little did I realise then, that I was simply replacing one doctrine for another. In the beginning, [...]

By |2019-04-29T06:28:19+02:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

PROVIDENCE TRIP PREP

OK, so Andre van Wyk should be posting this blog and in essence he is (all the images of his gear and explanations thereof are by him), but the human labradoodle was late on deadline and the last I heard from him was a bunch of drunk voice notes from the Seychelles about how pleased [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:48:08+02:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments