.He is new to both fly fishing and the land of the long white cloud. New Zealand-based Gerhard Uys gets schooled by a local veteran. This is fly fishing in New Zealand: a crash course. Gerhard Uys on a New Zealand river. Somewhere nearby Neil Hirtzel was judging his casting. I would call [...]
The Mission Issue 22 Lifer, Brazilian icon Alex Atala, has been many things – a punk, a DJ, a boxer and, most famously, he’s arguably the world’s most influential chef. He also happens to be a fly fisherman. Guide Pablo Callo and Alex Atala with a peacock bass caught at Rio Marie "My [...]
A haircut? A mindset? Or, a fish? If you visit the Rio Irigoyen, you’re pretty certain to be looking for sea trout but, if Neptune smiles upon you, there’s an outside chance you might catch this beauty, the róbalo AKA Falklands mullet. Tom Clinton,* store manager of Farlows in London, encountered these fish recently. In [...]
A golden olive back porpoised in the wind rippled surface. Then another, and another. The surface was alive with barbel tucking into dinner. We had found them. Finally. The small balbyter ant plopped near the action. Within seconds pale lips loomed through the surface film to sip it down. A light lift of the rod [...]
IT'S NO SECRET that we’re fans of the guys over at Podsol Fly Fishing (podsolflyfishing.com), a motley crew of film-making fly fishing creatives, consisting of filmmaker/musician Rolf Nylinder (our main profile in issue 11), jazz musician Håvard Stubø (aka, Jazz and Fly Fishing), Kristian Mattson (aka the musician ‘The Tallest Man on Earth’) and Markus [...]
Elevate your braai/grilling/asado game, with Patagonian-style crucified lamb South Africans have braais, Americans have BBQs, Ozzies have Barbies, Brits have tea, and Argentina has the legendary asado. Sure, it’s a general style of grilling, parts of which are not that dissimilar to what you might make at home on a continent far, far away but [...]
Roderic ‘Roddy’ Hall has been around the block and then some. Even before he took on his current role of manager of Farlows Travel, Roddy had travelled pretty much everywhere fishy as a guide, a host and, on occasion, as a regular angler. Along the way, he’s seen what poor caffeine preparation. can do. While fishing for steelhead in remote British Columbia he experienced coffee Nirvana when Derek Barber served up the perfect cuppa in the middle of nowhere.
There's been a noticeable consumer shift over the last decade or so (roughly how long we've been paying attention) towards destinations and outfitters who actually give a damn about where they do business. We're talking about operations that don't only offer a great fishing experience, but also put in a demonstrable effort to contribute to the the environment, the community and the country they operate in.
Perhaps South Africa's most renowned dragonfly pattern, Herman Botes's Papa Roach has accounted for a lot of trophy stillwater trout, plus many other species in between. A year or two back at the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Expo, I shot this Step-By-Step of Herman tying his pattern. For more on Herman, check out 'The [...]
Ten years ago I clicked a link that took me to the trailer for a movie that blew my mind. It blew your mind too, if you were around 10 years ago. Daniel Göz and Jan Bach Kristensen set our imaginations on fire and some us down the Google Earth rabbithole, trying to find the place where they caught MASSIVE tarpon from float tubes.