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 [...]

HIGH 5s – MARK MURRAY

A rapid fire catch-up with Tourette Fishing head guide Mark Murray first published in Issue 1 of The Mission.   5 FISHING ITEMS YOU DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT BEFORE MAKING A MISSION? My Patagonia Fly Fishing vest front-sling pack. Man, this pack makes my fishing missions so much better. I am a bit of a [...]

By |2018-07-27T09:28:38+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: NEW, The Mission, Tourette Fly Fishing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lesotho Showreel

Richard White of Black Rock Productions was good enough to share this epic little showreel of a mission they recently did into Lesotho... "Scotty (@cartel_flyfishing) did some digging into rivers that should hold fish in them, then found the tributaries of those rivers which eventually led to the river we hiked into. Loaded with printed out [...]

By |2018-07-03T15:01:29+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: NEW, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Expect the unexpected

A story about rainbow trout caught on the surface at night By Dale Hes Fly fishing has an incredible way of completely smashing all your expectations. Last weekend, we were spending one night at a large stillwater known for producing the odd brown trout, and we had decided beforehand that we might attempt to catch [...]

By |2018-07-03T14:57:58+00:00May 12th, 2018|Categories: NEW, Trout, Western Cape|Tags: |0 Comments

Grunter premonition

This short piece on catch and release fly fishing in our estuaries was published on the Red Bull website: While studying the giant mud prawn Ewan had a premonition of imminent chaos, that a spotted grunter would eat his Clouser Minnow. I agreed that his olive Clouser could be mistaken for the prawn by a hungry [...]

By |2018-05-24T16:13:32+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Leonard, NEW, Western Cape|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Good Vibrations – the Sperm Clouser

So it’s old (and legendary) news that Bob Clouser designed the Clouser Minnow; but Bob also combined synthetics with buck tail in his flies and according to Clouser Flyfishing he settled on the combination of buck tail and Steve Farrar’s (SF) Flash Blend in his ‘best’ flies. The reason given in the description of this ‘Wild Hybrid [...]

Holá México Part 4: Lagoons, Cenotes & Logistics

Text and photos by Gerald Penkler This trip was spent mostly fishing the surf and flats, however, next time I will focus on the incredible looking lagoons.   I thought I would share some thoughts of how to approach this and what you could expect. The lagoons and cenotes tend to be lined with thick mangroves [...]

By |2018-07-03T15:17:39+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Gerald Penkler, NEW|Tags: , |0 Comments