THE 5 BEST THINGS…

...ABOUT WHERE YOU GUIDE? Simon Hunter Bunn of Hunter Fly Fishing, our High 5s guide in issue 14, lifts the skirt on the rivers he regards as his home waters. 1. Quality waters - everything else is just a bonus. Where I work in Slovenia, the crystal clear water of the Soča River is absolutely [...]

THE BUBBLE BUTT BEETLE

The Evolution of the Bubble-butt Beetle by Ed Herbst If you Google Philip Hills + Persistence Pays Off On the Smalblaar you will find a 2005 Piscator article on the website of the Cape Piscatorial Society which gives an indication of how even the most selective trout rarely ignore a properly-presented beetle pattern. A growing [...]

ROAD TRIP THROUGH THE MIST

Words and photos by Gerald Penkler Scotland or Spain? Pike or Spanish barbel? Rain or sun? Cold or hot?  Midges or no midges?   Why anyone would choose a road trip through Scotland over Spain is beyond me, and yet this is exactly the choice we made.  I hope to convince you to do the same… [...]

By |2018-12-18T13:39:36+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Gerald Penkler, Guest, Pike, Trout|Tags: , |1 Comment

CHASING NATIVES

  A few months back, Cameron Cushman won our Swift Fly Fishing Epic rod give away, which saw him receive 'The Motivational Carrot,' a pimped 476 Packlight Fastglass 5-piece smuggler rod.   While stoked for him, we had no idea who he was and what he could do behind a camera. Since then, he's gone [...]

By |2018-10-23T09:57:36+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Trout, USA|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

AFRICAN PATAGONIA

Fly fishing for trout and yellowfish in the Lesotho highlands in southern Africa The world is full of extraordinary fishes. Most countries have their own, unique fish species that the local anglers target. In South Africa, yellowfish of the family Cyprinidae are now most sought after angling fishes, but they are not well known to [...]

By |2018-09-22T09:39:16+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Leonard, Lesotho, Travel, Trout, Yellowfish|Tags: , |0 Comments

FROM DAWN TILL DUSK AND FINDING GLORY IN HELL

Rex Fey contacted me about the Twenty-Four Rivers post and questioned the presence of trout in the gorge where a pool called ‘Die Hel’ is situated. He had spoken to a trusty source that told him that section of river used to be the best in terms of trout fishing in the Western Cape (likely [...]

By |2018-07-20T06:54:45+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Leonard, Trout, Western Cape|Tags: , |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

A DAY UP SHIT CREEK

Intellectual capital - only those who know are allowed to go... “Nobody owns the ocean. But you own the intellectual capital you have earned with your blood and sweat over the years” - David Mangum, from the film, ‘120 Days.’ Now Mangum is one badass mofo. He is the Florida tarpon guide by which all [...]

By |2019-04-17T13:06:59+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Garden Route, Jazz, NEW, Trout, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

THE UPPER REACHES OF A STREAM BEYOND

It's a "secret" valley high up in the Southern Berg that I have written about several times before. I even named my blog after the stream. I have decided that there's no point trying to keep places like this a secret. It's too remote and inaccessible for 99% of people to venture up there. I [...]

By |2018-07-22T12:06:35+00:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: KwaZulu Natal, NEW, Rex Fey, Trout|Tags: , , , |2 Comments