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

IRAN FISH SPECIES

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 myriad cyprinids I read about in scientific publications on pre-trip Google searches. There was also no shortage of strange fishes cruising the margins while scouting [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Leonard|1 Comment

CHASING NATIVES

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, a DIY fly angler, glass fan, photographer and film maker from Florida, USA. That rod, dubbed ‘The Motivational Carrot”, appeared to work its magic on [...]

By |February 4th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

THE LAST CAST

January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

"There is always poignancy when a much-loved facet of your life is ended through age and infirmity. On my last visit to Barkly East after I lost my mobility through illness, Tom Sutcliffe took me [...]

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 [...]

FISHING ALONE

January 8th, 2019|0 Comments

In this exclusive excerpt from his soon to be released book Yet More Sweet Days, Tom Sutcliffe ruminates on the pleasure of fishing solo. I guess you could argue that the true solitary fishing experience [...]

TREASURE ISLAND

January 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Know thyself say the wise elders. Know thy backyard say the wise old anglers. Stu Webb is neither wise nor old, but he knows the milky lagoon of Astove and its difficult denizens. Trevor Skinner [...]

CHARLIE SMITH SINGS THE BLUES

December 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Crazy Charlie Smith passed away yesterday.  Wikipedia will remember him for his fly, but his efforts as a father to a fishery and his bonefishing sons; Prescott, Steve and Andy, are what stand apart when [...]

SHINING BRIGHT

December 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Few people get to fish for tigerfish inside the Kruger National Park. Head of Scientific Services Dr Danie Pienaar is one of them and his weapon of choice is Echo’s Bad Ass Glass (BAG) in [...]

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