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

LEVEL HEADED

When South Africa moved, over several months, from Level 5 lockdown (Defcon 5, don’t leave your front door), to Level 4 (walk the dogs and exercise between 6-9am), to Level 3 (still no smokes or booze, but casinos, taxis and churches are cool), rebellion began to brew. To save their sanity, Graham Weakley of Bucketmouth Safaris and some bass bashing [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Africa, Fresh Water, The Mission|0 Comments

WEIRD & WONDERFUL

When Gerald Penkler and his wife Suzanne took a trip fly fishing Australia, they had goals. Specific species goals. From the fish to the fauna and flora, they got what they were looking for and then some. As featured in The Mission Issue 23. This is not a story about trophies, but stories about a journey to find a jungle [...]

ROD GUIDE REPLACEMENT

October 4th, 2020|0 Comments

I have never had a rod eye break, but last weekend I had not one, but two fail.  The first, not surprisingly, was on my old Sage TCR while tussling a 7lb brown from the [...]

  • Dan Factor with a dorado in Bolivia

HIGH 5s – DAN FACTOR

September 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Consistently holding pole position as South Africa’s top-ranked competition angler, Dan Factor of X-Factor Angling (www.xfactorangling.co.za), is also a fly fishing coach and a guide, taking clients all over the world. We caught up with [...]

THE LEAF LINE TRAP

September 24th, 2020|1 Comment

I usually have more than one reel to clean when im coming back from a trip, and although the line winder can take two lots of backing, thats usually not enough and I hate the [...]

  • Fly fishing in Costa Rica

THE COSTA RICA CONVO

September 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

The Mission caught up with film makers and guides Thomas Enderlin and Federico Hampl to chat about their film, Machaca - A Botanical Tale, (currently on the Fly Fishing Film Tour lineup) the species itself, [...]

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