DO YOU EVEN BEAST, BRO?

*** EDIT  - Since writing the below, I took my own advice and spent even MORE time on tying a pair of BEASTS, attempting to build a matching pair of BEAST Mullets... I kinda almost sorta maybe think I'm nearly there and may attempt an SBS of sorts in the near future.. added some pics [...]

HIGH 5s – MARK MURRAY

A rapid fire catch-up with Tourette Fishing head guide Mark Murray first published in Issue 1 of The Mission.   5 FISHING ITEMS YOU DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT BEFORE MAKING A MISSION? My Patagonia Fly Fishing vest front-sling pack. Man, this pack makes my fishing missions so much better. I am a bit of a [...]

By |2018-07-27T09:28:38+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: NEW, The Mission, Tourette Fly Fishing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lesotho Showreel

Richard White of Black Rock Productions was good enough to share this epic little showreel of a mission they recently did into Lesotho... "Scotty (@cartel_flyfishing) did some digging into rivers that should hold fish in them, then found the tributaries of those rivers which eventually led to the river we hiked into. Loaded with printed out [...]

By |2018-07-03T15:01:29+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: NEW, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SBS – The Mighty Ugandan

A recent trip to Providence Atoll in the far outer reaches of the Seychelles, saw myself and Warwick tying up an absolute storm in the 8 months leading up to the trip.. regular "Whippet Wednesdays" sessions in Warwick's Garage, which has been converted into a flytying, beer and whiskey drinking haven, saw us furiously tying [...]

South African Fishing Flies – The Sand Flea

(This is the fourth and final post on Peter Brigg and Ed Herbst's new book, South African Fishing Flies - available on Amazon.com) The Sand Flea Talorchestia capensis; it is a Western Cape beach goer’s worst nightmare feeling one of these creatures crawl up a leg while sunbathing. Most of us (salt water fly fisherman [...]

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 |2018-07-05T09:42:18+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Garden Route, Jazz, NEW, Trout, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

SOUTH AFRICAN FISHING FLIES- THE RED-EYED DAMSEL

(This post is the third tribute to South African Fishing Flies by Peter Brigg and Ed Herbst; one of the great stillwater patterns published in the book is discussed here) One of my earliest stillwater fly fishing memories is of catching a quick eight-fish-tally using Hugh Huntley's Red-Eyed Damsel. Although the original fly was tied [...]