THE FLEXPOLE SBS

Having to channel all my fishing desires into fly tying like many others in these strange times I have been honing some pattern ideas for carp. One fish food source that is abundant in most freshwater bodies is tadpoles and around here they are about all year round. Like many creatures, hundreds are born to [...]

‘SUNK TERMITE’

I've encountered swarming termites too many times on fishing trips to ignore them as important food items for fish in Western Cape rivers (the fish also started feeding like crazy during the termite swarms). Other, buggy flies worked well to catch fish during these ant hatches, but there were also picky fish (and some really [...]

FLY HACKS – THE MONEY BUMP – HOLLOW FLY TRICKS AND TIPS

April 2005 I was fortunate, along with my late old man,  to wrangle our way on to the first FlyCastaway "PAYDIRT" trip... 14 Anglers, 2 Guides... 2 weeks, two Seychelles outer Atolls which at that stage had virtually never been fished.. or if they had, it was VERY little... Cosmoledo for a week, and then [...]

THE TAILGATE CONFESSIONS #2: MEETING (ONE) OF THE MAKERS

All the cool kids are digging into their archives, so let’s throw it back… (Is #ThrowbackThursday still a thing? It is Thursday today, right? With the current mindfuck of day-to-day lockdown-sameness it might as well be Tuesday). Anyway it’s a good time to reminisce… This installment in the tailgate confessions takes us to 2018. Though that [...]

THE SKELETON MINNOW

While bored at home and dreaming about fishing for yet another day during 'lockdown' I took out my fly tying stuff (again) and fiddled with streamers for our yellowfishes...After spending an entire morning in front of my vise (while trying to keep the kids happy in between, cooking breakfast and lunch for them and feeding [...]