THE MALIPUTO

Freshwater GTs? Juvis? No, fully grown! This was end of what sounded like a florally ludicrous conversation between two chaps I was fishing with. It was a long time ago, the fishing was good that day so I never again considered the statement. Until recently that is, when a friend sent me a video clip [...]

LAST RITES

"We’d come to target a fish that holds a much revered place in South African saltwater fly-fishing lore. The Maputaland GT (Caranx ignoblis) is something of a unicorn. To bring a good one, 100cm plus, to hand from shore in South Africa is holy grail stuff, the tales of which are whispered in hushed tones [...]

By |2018-10-23T10:56:31+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Giant Trevally, Jazz, Kosi Bay|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

MEET THE TUSCAN BUNNY’S NASTY AFRICAN COUSIN

Spinning foam is nothing new (with the likes of Chicone’s Tuscan Bunny having been around for ages), but the technique has seen a massive resurgence in trendiness over recent times across the globe. Locally, LeRoy Botha is arguably at the forefront, with some truly remarkable prawns and other critters (as featured here) coming off his [...]

DO YOU EVEN BEAST, BRO?

*** EDIT  - Since writing the below, I took my own advice and spent even MORE time on tying a pair of BEASTS, attempting to build a matching pair of BEAST Mullets... I kinda almost sorta maybe think I'm nearly there and may attempt an SBS of sorts in the near future.. added some pics [...]

WORDS FROM THE BATTLE HARDENED: A MESSAGE TO FRED FROM PAUL WEINGARTZ

The late Paul Weingartz holds a special place in South African Saltwater Flyfishing lore. He spent more time than most chasing GTs along the Zululand coast and is part of a very elite club of anglers who have caught a 1m+ GT from the shore in South Africa. Prior to our first Farquhar trip, Fred [...]

SBS – The Mighty Ugandan

A recent trip to Providence Atoll in the far outer reaches of the Seychelles, saw myself and Warwick tying up an absolute storm in the 8 months leading up to the trip.. regular "Whippet Wednesdays" sessions in Warwick's Garage, which has been converted into a flytying, beer and whiskey drinking haven, saw us furiously tying [...]

Maldives Photo Report

A couple of weeks ago a couple friends of feathersandfluoro, Christo Hendriks and Brad Hall, and a few of their friends, went on little cruise around the Maldivian Atolls in search of massive hits on their topwaters and bent jigging rods. The lads unfortunately didn't connect with any real trophies; according to Christo Hendriks, "Hey mate... [...]

By |2018-07-08T10:41:30+00:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Conventional, Featured Fisherman, Giant Trevally, Indian Ocean Islands, NEW|0 Comments

Into the Great Wide Open – Part II – Adventures on St Brandon’s Atoll

Continuing on from Part 1, which you can read here: Into the Great Wide Open - Part1 - Adventures on St.Brandons Atoll We returned to the Gryphon at the end of our first day out on the incredible flats of St.Brandons, to dinner on the back deck, and all of us bursting with tales of [...]

By |2015-11-15T14:23:27+00:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Andre, Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Indian Ocean Islands, Permit, Shark, Travel|6 Comments

The 100 club -updated

We've got a new leader! 100cm + GT's caught in South Africa: Marius Rousseau - 118cm Ewan Kyle - 112cm Ben Pretorius - 111cm Paul Weingartz -108cm -also got 101,102,105cm Arno Van Der Nest -107cm - and THAT is a reel. Gareth Corbett -106cm -105cm [...]

Flats Hustle

The Tourette Fishing guides (and I know that the head guide, Mark Murray, was mostly behind the camera - nice work Mark;) put together this lovely summary of the past season's Red Sea fly fishing action, enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcw20l01u90