THE ‘SA’S GOT TALENT’ FLY TYING COMPETITION WITH GRIP HOOKS

Think you’ve got skills? Want to see one of your patterns immortalized in South African fly tying like Herman Botes’s Papa Roach or Tony Biggs’s RAB? We’ve teamed up with Arno Laubscher of ScientificFly and Grip Hooks for a multi-issue fly tying competition where each category winner gets Grip fly tying material prizes of R500 [...]

SALTWATER FLY FISHING PREY REFERENCE – YELLOWTAIL FUSILIERS

This is a series of bait and their fly imitates that I'm doing as nod to Saltwater Prey, probably my favourite piece of fishing literature. However I will do this (rather selfishly) as and when I'm imitating prey items for upcoming trips. If you've spent a fair amount of time on fishing boats in the [...]

ELOPS ESCOBAR

A large number of swimming prawns (almost certainly Penaeus monodon, aka Tiger Prawn) have invaded Southern Cape Estuaries at least as far south as Breede. This sparked some conversation here at Feathers and Fluoro, with resident science type JD wondering out loud whether or not they’d be followed by springer (Elops machnata, aka skipjack, ladyfish, [...]

MAMBA CHUM

Natal scalies may be aggressive at times and eat big flies, but they are no pushover. We (Jeff Tyser, Ben Pellegrini and me) had many big yellow mambas swim over to check out our flies, but most of them either spat the fly out so quickly we couldn't connect with them (they sipped and spat [...]

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