GOLIATH

"Nestled in Eastern Central African Republic (CAR) in a war-torn region plagued by instability and deadly ethnic violence, lies a wildlife refuge called Chinko. Despite decades of civil war, intense poaching, illegal grazing and heavily armed herdsmen, remnant populations of key wildlife species have persisted, and vast swaths of wooded savanna and rainforest have remained [...]

NO MORE MARKERS

Outside of Copic (and other spray guns), the use of markers on foam heads just looks wrong and amateur.  Its for that reason alone that I hardly have any poppers in my fly box.  They look shit.  Then I saw Arno VD Nests crease flies, covered in Mylar (an oversized variety thats almost impossible to [...]

HARLEY SHAKES

The Harley Shakes is a fly created by Stuart Hartley, a guide for Tourettes Fishing, designed specifically for the Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus Tanzaniae) of the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers in Tanzania. It's a surface fly that is very productive and a favourite for these rivers. You can see the fly in action in The African [...]

SWIMMING WITH BEASTS

With Peter's recent post on how much he hates me and the BEAST Fleyes I've been obsessively tying over the last 18 months, I thought maybe its worth putting together a little video clip of just why these flies create the obsession in so many of us as soon as you start tying them... Not [...]

GUNNIN’ AT THE VICE

One of the many benefits of fly tying groups, whether they are loose collectives like our Whippet Wednesday crowd, or Whatsapp Groups, get togethers like the CPS Vice Squad Meetings,or FB groups even is the shit ton of new stuff you get to learn. Some of it deals with new patterns, new materials, new techniques, [...]

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 [...]