Feathers and Fluoro2018-10-18T08:59:29+02:00

WIRE LEADER MELTED LOOP

I love the Double Rapala knot shared by Leonard in his post of Double Rapala knot & Piano Wire knots for tigerfish.  The other exceptional method to create a loop in nylon coated wire and widely used by pike fishermen across Europe, is the melted loop method.  I intend to now couple this to the double rapala knot for pike. [...]

By |September 18th, 2019|Articles, Fresh Water|0 Comments

ORANGE RIVER PACK LIST 101

I had obviously packed everything that could possibly fit into my car for the 4 day Orange River Largemouth Yellowfish Conservancy drift with Kalahari Outventures, but besides your general fishing tackle and your favourite polarised sunglasses, there were a few items that I found particularly handy: Osprey Transporter 130 l duffel bag The Osprey Transporter 130 litre duffel bag [...]

By |September 18th, 2019|Africa, Fresh Water, Gear|0 Comments

SPANISH GOLD

September 13th, 2019|0 Comments

"A mirror-calm bay glided into view as we hiked around a dry wheat-coloured hillock.  Dry grass lined the banks as far as the eye could see and I regretted wearing the thick socks that had [...]

FLIES FOR SPANISH BARBEL

September 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Spanish barbel gently sip dries, but what follows is an electric, turbo charged, dash into the depths.  Here are some patterns that worked during the trip to Extremadura covered in The Mission Magazine #17. The [...]

WIN A LOOP CROSS ROD!

September 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Christmas has come early this year as Mavungana FlyFishing are giving away a Loop Cross 9-foot, 5-weight, 4-piece rod worth over R10 000. Designed and engineered with LOOP’s signature Cross Core Technology System, each model [...]

A MILD CASE OF CRABS

September 4th, 2019|0 Comments

I recently returned from my annual trip on the lower Orange river and when people ask me what I love about fishing I usually simply take them through a day on the Orange. You float [...]

I AM NOT A WHENWE

September 3rd, 2019|1 Comment

A whenwe is a former British settler or expatriate who talks nostalgically about their former homes in colonial Africa, i.e.: "when we lived in..." (the origin of the term). In my case "When we were in Rhodesia...". But I’m Zimbabwean [...]

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