PATTEX 100%

Glossy, durable, flexible and perfect for fly tying. In Pattex 100% Platon Trakoshis believes he has found the ultimate fly tying glue for building baitfish heads Glue. It’s always such a big question and discussion with fly tiers. “What did you glue the eyes on with? How did you make that head? What are you [...]

FANCY PANTS – Speeding up and tricking out the Flatnose Silicone Mullet

So one of the upsides of lockdown has been a lot more spare time on one's hands to fuck around at the vice. I think since March I have tied enough flies for a dozen trips or more. Having the creative outlet at the vice has certainly done a lot to stave off the darkness [...]

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 [...]

IMPROVED DMA SBS

Jannie Visser and I had some great fishing for silver kob on the False Bay reefs some time ago (post coming up). We found that natural colours outfished the yellow and orange DMA's that usually works quite well for kob. I've been busy at the vice, filling the gaps and have been tying them a [...]