Dreaming of one of the world's best flats fishing destinations perhaps? Augment that dream with some world class footage by watching the full (1h.10m) film of Providence from Confluence Films. https://vimeo.com/417288062
The free films just keep coming! This time, it's Atlanticus (the trans-Atlantic tarpon fest) and Water is Life from Grant Wiswell of Castaway Films. All you need to do is sit back, relax and dream of big fish. https://vimeo.com/414009001
Del Brown, a name synonymous with Permit fishing, is often credited as the man who originally cracked the Permit code. The secret to his success was his Merkin Crab. Del used strands of rug yarn, tied square to the hook shank, trimmed into the body with a very basic addition of feathers for pincers and [...]
The second best thing about fly-fishing off a float tube in False Bay is the looks you get when you gear up in the parking lot. Pull out your Ark inflatable or SUP and no-one will bat an eyelid. Take out a float tube and people will stop and stare. Like you're mad or something. Truth be told, it's a very convenient and effective craft to fly-fish from.
By JD Filmalter If you fish at sea in South Africa – in the surf, from the rocks or in an estuary – you know what a dusky kob is. They are iconic. They are prized. They are magnificent. They are disappearing… THE FACTS Juvenile dusky kob live in their home estuary for the first [...]
It’s the first of a three-morning stretch of epic grunter fishing and I don’t even know it yet. All I know is that two weeks prior I had a small taste of things to come. A new fly pattern in hand, I knew I’d dialled their number. Now I wanted an answer.
FROM THE ARCHIVES - our first profile from issue 1 of The Mission was of Keith Rose-Innes. Read it online for free or buy the print version here. Keith Rose-Innes is that guy. The guy catching the fish you dream about. The guy who travels to the places you would give a nut to visit [...]
Former Protea's Fly Fishing Captain MC Coetzer on putting together the perfect flats fly box. "Pretty much all my fly fishing is guided by a quote from Richard Kline I picked up long ago. 'Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.' Every single flats fishing trip I’ve ever been on had one thing [...]
The 5 best things about where Andrew Apsey of Upstream Flyfishing guides. 5 best things about where you guide for Upstream Flyfishing? 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. [...]
It’s not just us desk-bound schlubs who have dream fish. Even those who live in fishy paradise have bucket list fish they want to tick off. On Christmas Eve, Santa came to visit the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. He paid a visit to Cosmoledo fly fishing guide Cameron Musgrave. "I have had a guiding [...]