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

IRON MAN – THE EVOLUTION OF THE SPECIES

A little look back at the Iron Man prawn fly. A little while back LeRoy Botha and I once again found ourselves on a grunter bank. The initial plan an ambitious one involving leeries, but when the onshore breeze and rising swell chased us off, we ran for the river. It turned out to be a quiet evening on the [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Fly Tying, Salt Water|0 Comments

JUMBOS & TROUT IN KENYA

Hair-raising descents and lung-busting ascents through impenetrable montane forests, elephants to share the trails with and rivers boasting chunky rainbows and browns. For Kieran Avery this is all part and parcel of a mission fly fishing in Kenya’s Highlands. "It was the end of an intense and satisfying day of fishing on one of our favourite stretches of river – [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Africa, Fresh Water, The Mission|0 Comments

GOLIATH

December 5th, 2019|0 Comments

"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 [...]

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NO MORE MARKERS

November 28th, 2019|2 Comments

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 [...]

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SHOOT INTO THE SUN, SON

November 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to work with; and learn from some of the finest lensmen across various genres: From my original slide film (RIP Fuji Velvia 50) wildlife and travel mentor [...]

SANDFISH PROJECT UPDATE

November 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

One of the main aims of the Saving Sandfish project was to find juvenile sandfish in the lower Biedouw River, catch approx. 500 or more of them and move them to the higher reaches where [...]

A TALE OF TWO FISHERIES

November 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Seasoned middle Vaal flyrodder, Jeff Tyser recently missioned into the pristine wilderness of The Kalahari Largemouth Yellowfish Conservancy with Kalahari Outventures. Comparisons were inevitable.     "The Vaal River – specifically from The Barrage down [...]

FOOTLOOSE IN FIJI

November 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Fulfilling a childhood dream to visit Fiji, Fred Davis and his girlfriend Dan Nortje fished, surfed and lost themselves in the island life.   "Shoulders slumped, I stared down the spaghetti line that, moments ago, [...]

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