A FEW QUEENS

I've been slack behind the lens recently. And slacker yet in getting images and words onto the blog. But here are a few shots from an outing the other day with Luke on his boat Machete. While I was quite rusty and ending up knitting - I fluffed my first few shot and even put [...]

SLAMBOO – THE VIDEO

The world’s strongest and most sought-after fresh and saltwater fish on a bamboo fly rod? It sounds like the kind of thing your grandpa dreamed of 100 years ago, but for Nick Bowles of Ocean Active Fly it was a modern challenge based on history. Armed with Thomas & Thomas’s modern bamboo saltwater rods and [...]

THE LONG WAY HOME

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 [...]

WINTER IS COMING

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 [...]

WEIRD & WONDERFUL

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 [...]

PATTEX 100%

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 [...]

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