Feathers and Fluoro2020-11-28T08:03:59+02:00

THE BEATS – FLY FISHING NATION

Indicative of their omnivorous tastes for fly fishing and travel, from Stephan Dombaj and the rest of the team at Fly Fishing Nation comes not one, not two, but six playlists depending on your location or mood. From classical to party vibes and heavy metal, best you buckle up.   Monster fish lost in time and space... Mood muzak for [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|The Mission|0 Comments

TOBI AND THE TOBI TAIL MINNOW

Tobi was our little dog who sadly left us recently after a good life of around 15 years. He was a cross between a toy Pomeranian and a baby polar bear. My wife, Belle, adopted him at a young age or more like he adopted her. The old lady who lived next door to Belle's office past away and her [...]

FLEACING MULLET

February 16th, 2021|1 Comment

Mullet are suckers for a floating sand flea imitation. This is especially true along beaches where masses of sand fleas are writhing under every frond of decaying kelp.  This was not one of those beaches. [...]

  • Shaun Futter catches a rainbow trout on the Injasuti river in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

INJASUTI MUTI

February 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Between thunderstorms Matt Gorlei and Shaun Dickson snatched a challenging opportunity in the Drakensberg mountains to target the wily rainbows of the Injasuti on dry flies. Story and photos by Matt Gorlei The approach [...]

A LESOTHO LOCKDOWN

January 25th, 2021|4 Comments

The ongoing pandemic has been detrimental on a worldwide level and continues to, sadly, run its course in 2021 thus far. It’s truly difficult to see the silver lining during such a tough period but [...]

  • Graham Forrer with a largemouth yellow caught on the Orange river

THE FEATHERS AWARD

January 25th, 2021|0 Comments

When we announced the Feathers Award in December 2020, we knew it would attract some very special entries. This was not only because for this inaugural competition we allowed for entries from any time in [...]

  • Brendan Becker (right) with client L Mark Weeks and his world record bumpie.

THE RECONNECT

January 21st, 2021|0 Comments

Flycastaway guide Brendan Becker's grandfather introduced him to fly fishing in the trout dams of Machadodorp. Years later, even though the old man is gone, for Brendan it still feels like he is there. I [...]

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SNAKE BITE 101

January 20th, 2021|0 Comments

What to do if you (or one of your fishing buddies) gets bitten by a snake... The black mamba is pretty high up my shit-your-pants list. Right up there with a croc, bull shark and [...]

BOOKS GALORE

January 19th, 2021|0 Comments

"I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany." Ron Burgundy There [...]

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THE CLIFFS OF AL KURI

January 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Sixty meters off that point was one and a half meters of the reason I'd run the war gauntlet. It lay suspended in an enormous current line that the GTs in these [...]

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