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

STAPLE FODDER

Soft hackle and CDC Brassies should be in every trout and yellowfish nymph box; they imitate a variety of 'bugs' and have some serious mojo even on the slow days. I particularly enjoy fishing them patiently under an indicator in stillwater channels or deep pools where you can give them plenty of hang time to pick up a patrolling fish. [...]

By |April 13th, 2021|Africa, Fly Tying, Fresh Water, Fresh Water|0 Comments

OCEAN TRIGGERFISH

Forget the gaudy colours of its Indian Ocean brethren, the Ocean triggerfish is the Anna Wintour of the entire goofy, bucktoothed clan. In issue 26, Gerald Penkler gave us the low-down on these toothy scrappers. WHAT: Dynamite comes in small packages. Up to a 70 cm and 6 kg parcel in the case of the Ocean Triggerfish (Canthidermis sufflamen). Up [...]

By |April 12th, 2021|Articles, The Mission|0 Comments

MONDAY BLUES

April 12th, 2021|0 Comments

The change of season has taken its toll. When the kids got sick I knew it was just a matter of time and I'd also catch a cold. Before it nailed me though I ventured [...]

EASY POPPERS

April 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Something I've been missing in my fly boxes are decent poppers. Deer hair poppers look mint and fish well, but they are simply too time consuming for a dad with two toddlers in the house! [...]

  • Christiaan Pretorius fighting an arapaima at Rewa Eco Lodge, Guyana.

THE REWA RODEO

April 6th, 2021|0 Comments

We catch up with travelling guide, Johann du Preez, on the subject, the location and the challenges involved in his latest project, a short film about fly fishing for the strange, massive, air-breathing arapaima (one [...]

A FEW QUEENS

April 4th, 2021|0 Comments

I've been slack behind the lens recently. And slacker yet in getting images and words onto the blog. But here are a few shots from an outing the other day with Luke on his boat [...]

  • Leonard Flemming with a Thornback Ray

A SPECIAL FISH

March 25th, 2021|0 Comments

Oh I've been dreaming of a fish, dreaming until I picked up a guide to saltwater fish of southern Africa..."Prefers depths of 10 - 300 m, recorded up to approx. 600 m...", Ugh... 'No chance [...]

BLING FOR CARP

March 24th, 2021|0 Comments

We don't waste time on carp flies, because carp aren't exactly kings that only dine on the finest roast, right? They also thrive in mud holes that muck up flies in one outing, so why [...]

  • Gordon van der Spuy's Skinny Damsel

THE SKINNY DAMSEL

March 24th, 2021|0 Comments

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 [...]

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