Text by Ewan Naude and photos by Leonard Flemming Looking for another piece of the puzzle, new water, and new expectations. The palpable excitement of seeing a different section of the same river for the first time and knowing that the archives document a time when your unicorn was one of many. Getting to this [...]

By |2019-03-19T13:12:33+02:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Clanwilliam yellow, Environment, Ewan Naude, Fishing Stories, South Africa|1 Comment


This post has been in the pipeline for a while (here's Part 1), but the completion of this project was agonizingly slow. The finished product is absolutely everything I envisaged. In terms of desk space, I elected to make it as open as possible to avoid clutter. Some of the essentials on the desk are [...]

By |2018-12-04T07:49:11+02:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Ewan Naude, Flies: Fresh Water, Flies: Salt Water, The Tying Bench|0 Comments


The following article featured on the Red Bull website: Anglers often use the joy they find in the mountains, the scenic tranquil atmosphere and viewing wildlife as an excuse to carry a fly rod around. If these things were truly the elements of excitement in fishing, then hikes, outdoor photography clinics and game drives would [...]

Yellow submarines and the Prince of Shadows

By Ewan Naude Unfortunately for most of us, fishing is something we do when time and married life allows. The trick for me is to cull any unnecessary ‘commitments’ that may keep me away from the water. It is obviously easier said than done, but it works in at least some cases. Luckily I have [...]

By |2018-07-26T12:50:12+02:00January 28th, 2017|Categories: Ewan Naude, NEW, Smallmouth Bass, Western Cape|2 Comments

Simply a fisherman

Words by Ewan Naude I’m not a papgooier, spin fisherman, rock and surf angler or fly fisherman, I’m simply a fisherman. The fact that I predominantly fish with fly tackle is a matter of personal preference and not a delusion of grandeur. If you are a person that subscribes to the #itonlycountsonfly philosophy then you [...]

By |2018-07-25T14:01:18+02:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: Ewan Naude, Fishing Stories|14 Comments