Feathers and Fluoro2020-11-28T08:03:59+02:00

THE FEATHERS AWARD

When we announced the Feathers Award in December 2020, we knew it would attract some very special entries. This was not only because for this inaugural competition we allowed for entries from any time in the past 24 months, but also because in our experience fly anglers in Africa are, for the most part, hard-charging lunatics driven to push the [...]

By |January 25th, 2021|Africa, Africa, Fresh Water, Salt Water, The Mission|0 Comments
  • Brendan Becker (right) with client L Mark Weeks and his world record bumpie.

THE RECONNECT

January 21st, 2021|0 Comments

Flycastaway guide Brendan Becker's grandfather introduced him to fly fishing in the trout dams of Machadodorp. Years later, even though the old man is gone, for Brendan it still feels like he is there. I [...]

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SNAKE BITE 101

January 20th, 2021|0 Comments

What to do if you (or one of your fishing buddies) gets bitten by a snake... The black mamba is pretty high up my shit-your-pants list. Right up there with a croc, bull shark and [...]

BOOKS GALORE

January 19th, 2021|0 Comments

"I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany." Ron Burgundy There [...]

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THE CLIFFS OF AL KURI

January 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Sixty meters off that point was one and a half meters of the reason I'd run the war gauntlet. It lay suspended in an enormous current line that the GTs in these [...]

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BUCKETS OF BUCKETS

January 8th, 2021|3 Comments

"Hot and wet, thees ees the best time for the black bass" - said in a strong Greek Cypriot accent. As I looked outside at a hot and rainy day full of excitement for the [...]

TAIL STRUMMING GUITARFISH

January 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Tails slapped and splashed ahead.  Excitedly, we crunched our way forward through shells and the West Coast mist that enveloped everything in white.  This was it - white steenbras tailing on the flats. [...]

  • Peter Coetzee in Socotra

THE LONG WAY HOME

December 31st, 2020|0 Comments

When Peter Coetzee went to the Yemeni archipelago of Socotra, he had two weeks spent chasing giant trevally on the cards. Then the pandemic shut the world down. Stuck between a civil war in Yemen, [...]

AN APPLE A DAY…

December 28th, 2020|0 Comments

I've been so focused on ticking off a 2020 fly fishing bucket list - trying to fit in special fishing trips in the limited free time I had, rather than squeezing in the regular stuff [...]

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