THE SKINNY DAMSEL

Deadly on stillwaters, but essential in pretty much any freshwater fly box, the Skinny Damsel also covers many essential fly tying techniques and tips. In this quick video, Gordon van der Spuy, aka The Feather Mechanic, shows us how to tie the Skinny Damsel. For more on this pattern and other brilliant fly tying advice, [...]

SEARCHING FOR SANDFISH

Scientists have been looking out for spawning sandfish in the last couple of years to document this sporadic and seemingly rare occurrence. Last year it happened and a sandfish spawning run was filmed for the 1st time in history! Over to the filming team, Dr. Jeremy Shelton and Dr. Otto Whitehead: "The Doring is South [...]

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 [...]

INJASUTI

Shaun Dickson explores the Injasuti river and its feisty rainbows in KwaZulu-Natal in this little film fresh from the guys at Xplorer Fly Fishing. Not only does it feature the singular filming and editing style of Matt Gorlei of FlyBru, but considering the country's beaches are closed, it's going to make you want to get [...]

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

On fly fishing on the Orange River... Were we going to get lost?  That was one of our main concerns leaving Cape Town. Our mode of transport was Warwick Leslie's Alu-Cab Hilux, the ultimate overland machine, we could have gone to Cairo in it. But we weren't, we were on our way to the Orange [...]

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