EVENT HORIZON: 1-WEIGHT

When Frontier Fly Fishing brought out a bunch of new rods from their in-house brand Horizon, we stuck our hands up to conduct some long-term reviews. There was definitely an element of nostalgia behind such a magnanimous display of selfless volunteerism. Many of us still have or have had Horizons. It’s been around a while [...]

THE CONSERVATIONISTS

A story by Leonard Flemming from issue 20 about a private yellowfish conservation plan “One day when I’m big I want to be a nature conservationist.” That was my stock standard answer in primary school whenever new teachers posed the time-tested ice breaker question to calm a class full of ankle-biters and win their hearts. [...]

A MAGIC FISHERY?

Picture this: 9 km of river with big, crystal clear pools full of big sandfish, yellowfish and sawfin feeding on bedrock and sand...Drool, drool, drool. This image of a magic fly fishing destination could become reality with the Saving Sandfish conservation project. The possibility of a weir in the Biedouw River Valley, that will make [...]

THE EXPEDITION LEADER

The best story-teller in fly fishing strikes again! Rolf Nylinder is on fire at the moment, releasing another gem of a short film. Told in his classic quizzical style, The Expedition Leader is about Rolf and his mates and the internal politics of who assumes the various roles on a fishing trip. For more on [...]

ONE LAST TASTE…

“How can this be happening…” “And all this because people still eat weird shit” “How can one even begin to consider eating bats, civets, pangolins…Or monkeys!? Immoral meat, that’s what it should be called, immoral meat and it should be banned everywhere in the world” I gripped a thin, sharp but dusty edge with my [...]

THE 5 BEST THINGS

ABOUT where Andrew Apsey of Upstream Flyfishing guides. 5 best things about where you guide? 
 The people you meet on the water. Cape Town is a great tourist destination and I have had the pleasure to guide clients from the United States, Europe, Australia and South Africa. They each have their own story to [...]

BAY OF PIGS

Channeling a beloved ‘90s metal album, Tudor Caradoc-Davies visits Jurassic Lake Lodge in Patagonia and loses his mind. "I think about Faith No More’s 1995 album King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime, a lot. I only became acquainted with it in 2003 when I spent a year in Germany washing dishes, playing rugby [...]