LeRoy Botha's Floating Dragon

DUNKIN’ SOM...

You’d think we’d get tired of talking about dragonflies around here, but I can tell you: not even close. That’s

LALU BUG: STEP-BY...

Tied and designed by Platon Trakoshis. The Lalu Bug is a heavy dragonfly nymph pattern that rides hook-point up, imitating

BULLY BEEF – STEP...

This tigerfish fly is tied and designed by Platon Trakoshis. Tigerfish fly the Bully Beef, named after a South African
vaal caddis hatch herman botes

THE HALO HATCH

From wanting “plips” not “blops” to mating flights and embracing darkness, Vaal River hatch junkie Herman “Harry” Botes breaks down
Gordon van der Spuy, The feather mechanic fly tying Para-RAB

STEP-BY-STEP: PAR...

Fly tying guru Gordon van Der Spuy, aka The Feather Mechanic, walks us through a detailed yet rewarding tutorial of

DOBSON FLY

If dragonfly nymphs are the aquatic insects king of lakes, then Dobson fly larvae are kings of the stream. Funnily

LITTLE SWIMMERS

Sometimes, yellowfish rise from the sand and rocks where they grub for nymphs clinging to the bottom, to hover high

THE BALBYTER

African Waters location scout Ed Truter reveals the origin of his pattern, the Balbyter (Ball-biter). Perhaps the most lethal fly
crayfish fly the mission LeRoy Botha

CONFESSION, 2023

If I told you that I took a break from grunter fishing this year, and instead trained some big, wild

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