Sixty meters off that point was one and a half meters of the reason I'd run the war gauntlet. It lay suspended in an enormous current line that the GTs in these parts seem to gravitate towards. Vertical striations across its flank, dark and dramatic like the graphite faces below me and [...]
When Peter Coetzee went to the Yemeni archipelago of Socotra, he had two weeks spent chasing giant trevally on the cards. Then the pandemic shut the world down. Stuck between a civil war in Yemen, pirates and terrorists in Somalia and the pallor of a new plague gripping the world, Pete and his fellow travellers [...]
A TEASER FROM THE OPENING WEEKS OF SEASON IN THE DESERT But not in the Game of Thrones endless blizzards and frost kind of way. Not here in the Gulf anyway. That's the Arabian Gulf - or Persian Gulf, depending on which side of it you live. Here winter means the weather cools, after a [...]
When Gerald Penkler and his wife Suzanne took a trip fly fishing Australia, they had goals. Specific species goals. From the fish to the fauna and flora, they got what they were looking for and then some. As featured in The Mission Issue 23. This is not a story about trophies, but stories about a [...]
Glossy, durable, flexible and perfect for fly tying. In Pattex 100% Platon Trakoshis believes he has found the ultimate fly tying glue for building baitfish heads Glue. It’s always such a big question and discussion with fly tiers. “What did you glue the eyes on with? How did you make that head? What are you [...]
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 [...]
Ever since Scott sent our testers a couple of rods from their new Scott Sector range, we’ve been gagging for a verdict from their long-term test. After all, the Scott Sector has retired the legendary Scott Meridian. Both of our salty guinea pigs, Fred Davis and Peter Coetzee, are unabashed long-term Scott fans,. But, they’re [...]
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 [...]
No self-respecting Seffrican fly fisherman is going to let a prime fly fishing opportunity pass by while abroad. Just before the world shut up shop, Hennie Viljoen went for Florida fly fishing for snook and redfish.
A short paddle from his home in Qatar, Fred Davis discovered some fine new fly fishing friends.