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

WHAT’S IN MY BAG – THE STILLWATER COMP GUY

When he doesn’t have his hand half way up the rear end of a horse (he's an equine vet), Garth Nieuwenhuis is a Protea (South Africa’s national team) fly angler. As such he gets to go all over the country and the world for competitions and he’s learnt, the hard way, what works and why. For the What's In My [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Africa, Articles, Fresh Water, The Mission|0 Comments

THE REEL DEAL: MY OLD DONKEY

Almost 30 years old and with over 30 saltwater species on fly, MC Coetzer’s Ross fly reel has stood the test of time. As featured in The Mission Fly Mag Issue 01. You know you’re getting old when you Google your favourite fly reel only to come up with hits on e-bay and a site that specialises in the sale [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|Gear, The Mission|0 Comments
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THE MARK KRIGE TRANSCRIPTS

July 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

To further bury an already very dead cliche, ‘I’ve had the privilege of’ interviewing some greats over the years. GOATS the likes of Kelly Slater, Greg Minnaar and Kilian Jornet. Seven-time world champion Conrad ‘The [...]

SUMMER CHUBBING

July 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Gold flashed and I ducked behind the shrubbery. In the pale morning light, a spectacle emerged. A thick black cloud of fry penned in by chub, barbel and bream. There was no urgency. The fish [...]

RATATAT

July 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Sploosh. Another huge rat jumped off the shore into the river.   Their swimming prowess underwater is unreal. The speed, agility and comfort in water was surprising.  I am sure that pike are all too [...]

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TAIL AND ERROR

July 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Sizeable, visible, and seemingly impossible, there are few fish as infuriating as spotted grunter. As much as anyone can figure them out, a select few like Jannie Visser have. Listen up. From pancakes and prawns, [...]

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HEART OF DARKNESS

July 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Conrad Botes battles chaos, fatigue and demons in his return to Gabon on a quest for the Silver King - tarpon. As featured in The Mission Issue 03. I wake up some time on the [...]

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THE ISLAND

July 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Geelbek on fly, at night. In the pursuit of impossible fish Jimmy Eagleton finds both solace and success while the rest of us are sleeping. Written by Tudor Caradoc-Davies and featured in The Mission Fly [...]

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