CHRISTMAS LISTS

On the anniversary of his friend Ray Montoya’s 12th trip to Christmas Island, Peter Coetzee joined the veteran saltwater fly angler for the pilgrimage to one of the world’s fabled saltwater fly fishing destinations. Detailed in anecdotal snapshots - from titanic triggers and moody milkfish, to crusty characters and lusty locals - the duo had [...]

STAND AND DELIVER

Seeing what (and where) the likes of Peter Coetzee (on his SUPfisher), Fred Davis (on an inflatable SUP) and Andre Wyk (on his enviable BOTE) fish, I've always been super interested in the possibilities and versatility of a SUP-style craft on our local estuaries. Never a shy of an up-cycle, or DIY 'improvement' project I've [...]

ON FLATS & FAMILY

We've been enjoying this new short film from Costa about 4th generation flats guides, brothers Brandon and Jared Cyr, and their lives in Key West. Beautifully shot, it also carries an important message or two on what really matters in life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-4U78LpXkg      

THE WINDOW

Neglecting work to take advantage of a glorious gap, Jazz Kuschke finds success targeting bonito on fly off the rocks in the Southern Cape. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain” - Jack Kerouac The window creaked open at [...]

YES, NO, MAYBE

From "Undercurrents" in The Mission Issue 23: When Alex McLeod of Omnispool (manufacturers of the nifty Switchbox line management system) landed on the remote Seychelles island of St Brandon’s, he found himself in bonefishers’ heaven.  The gods were smiling on him and life was just peachy.  He relaxed. He dropped his guard.  Then things changed [...]

THE MEXICO MIXTAPE

DIY fly fishing diehards Jeff Tyser and Ben Pellegrini had an epic trip to Chetumal Bay on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. To ease us into the weekend, here's Ben's bangin' playlist from that trip.   Read the story of this trip and more in issue 32 of The Mission below. As always, it's free. [...]

PUBLIC RELATIONS

This excerpt is from the Tim Babich profile, 'The Chameleon' in issue 32 of The Mission. Over the years of hard salty slog, from Cosmo, to Providence, then on to St Brandon’s and back, post-piracy, to the Seychelles with FlyCastaway on Farquhar Atoll, Tim grew as a guide. As with most people who spend enough [...]

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