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

SO, YOU WANNA SUP?

Seeing as a SUP has unfortunately become my primary method of floatation for fishing lately, I thought that I would put together a short essentials list to help you out as you go through the frustrations of learning to fish effectively from your SUP. So... Your missus has insisted on purchasing a SUP so that she can do yoga on [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Fishing Stories, fly hacks, Fred, Tutorials|0 Comments

MUNCHIES

SOUT RIBBETJIES WITH SALSA VERDE (aka groen sous you larnie) Like après-ski, après-fish is serious business. Chef Kyle Knight of The Shop in Seapoint, Cape Town, weighs in on his go-to munchies after a day on the streams. “When it comes to fly fishing, I cut my teeth on the Vaal River chasing yellowfish. It’s still one of my favourite places [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

IRAN FISH SPECIES

February 8th, 2019|1 Comment

We might have travelled to Iran for shots at big mangar (king barbus) with fly (read the full story of that trip in issue 10 of The Mission), but my fascination resided primarily in the [...]

CHASING NATIVES

February 4th, 2019|0 Comments

In 2017 we ran a competition with Swift Fly Fishing, where a lucky reader won a one-of-a-kind Epic 476 Packlight fiberglass rod. As luck would have it, the guy who won it was Cameron Cushman, [...]

THE HERO

January 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Time, distance and gridlocked traffic were never going to stop Peter Coetzee from interviewing Kenyan Jeremy Block, when the opportunity arose. The first person to catch a broadbill swordfish on fly (as well as a [...]

WISHLIST FISH – SARDINATA

January 25th, 2019|0 Comments

A golden freshwater tarpon that schools together, works itself into a feeding frenzy and smashes poppers!?! Yes please. Beto Mejia from Fish Colombia opened the can on the mysterious sardinata in issue 13. http://issuu.com/themissionflymagazine/docs/the_mission_fly_fishing_magazine_is_6d7672d9e20d2f/12?e=27338987/67150664

FRIDAY PIC DUMP

January 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Please note that we don’t own all of these photos/pictures, but we do love them and love sharing them…Click on pics to follow links: Sharptooth catfish and angler... Dani Jeenes with a bus of a [...]

TIGER MOTHER

January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Mocked by his mom, shunned by his peers and uninitiated in the ways of tigerfish, Tudor Caradoc Davies set off to Ichingo Chobe River Lodge to set the record straight"Naysayers had told me that the [...]

FLICKING THE SWITCH

January 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

I remember the emotion of picking up a fly rod for the first time, pulling fly line off the reel and feeling the thickness and suppleness between my fingers. I was in awe and tried [...]

THE 5 BEST THINGS…

January 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

... about the places where Gareth Reid of Mavungana Flyfishing guides? 1. Meeting all types of really cool people from vastly different backgrounds. Add fly fishing into the mix and watch how friendships are made [...]

A GALAXY OF GALAXIAS

January 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

New Zealand has many ‘freshwater’ indigenous fishes (many of NZ’s local species found in the rivers and lakes move freely between fresh and saltwater) and especially Galaxias species. We (South African’s) also have a diversity [...]

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