CHRISTMAS LISTS

On the anniversary of his friend Ray Montoya’s 12th trip to Christmas Island, Peter Coetzee joined the veteran saltwater fly angler for the pilgrimage to one of the world’s fabled saltwater fly fishing destinations. Detailed in anecdotal snapshots - from titanic triggers and moody milkfish, to crusty characters and lusty locals - the duo had [...]

ON FLATS & FAMILY

We've been enjoying this new short film from Costa about 4th generation flats guides, brothers Brandon and Jared Cyr, and their lives in Key West. Beautifully shot, it also carries an important message or two on what really matters in life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-4U78LpXkg      

THE MEXICO MIXTAPE

DIY fly fishing diehards Jeff Tyser and Ben Pellegrini had an epic trip to Chetumal Bay on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. To ease us into the weekend, here's Ben's bangin' playlist from that trip.   Read the story of this trip and more in issue 32 of The Mission below. As always, it's free. [...]

THE MOMENTS IN BETWEEN

Fly fishing Mexico: From issue 32 - Jeff Tyser on his DIY trip with Beniamino Pellegrini to Chetumal Bay on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. “'Hola, amigo! Como estas?'  My salutations are met with a quizzical stare. Is it the South African accent? Or has he simply not heard? I shuffle closer, clear my throat, and cut [...]

TAIL FETISH

I'm a sight fisherman way before I'm a fly fisherman. Faced with two options; blind casting a fly rod, or pitching live bait at a target, I will pick the latter every time. As a result I find myself only ever really looking back at the trip photos of fish in the water, actively feeding [...]

HIGH 5S – ALEX WALLER

Our man in New Zealand, Gerhard Uys, catches up with New Zealand fly guide and video content creator Alex Waller to discuss New Zealand’s North Island, big trout, king fish (yellowtail) on the flats and more. Photos: Gerhard Uys & Alex Waller 5 best things about where you guide? In Taupo, on New Zealand’s North Island, [...]

THE TALE OF TUNA

A couple of weeks ago someone WhatsApped me a video that was doing the rounds on social media. It was of a 20-odd kilo tuna caught by the Bartho brothers on the KwaZulu-Natal coast in South Africa. In the video they suggest that the fish is a southern bluefin tuna (SBT) Thunnus maccoyii. Several SBT [...]

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