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

PREPPING FOR HEAVY DAYS ON THE ZAMBEZI

“I’ve just tied up 10 more mega clousers, bru,” came Ewan Naude’s words late last week, following a phone call to James Williams from Wildman Fishing co. Ewan's mega clousers “Basically, like I would be tying if I was fishing for Geets off Mozambique - I wrapped the shanks in copper wire, plus they're all loaded with heavy [...]

By |October 3rd, 2019|Africa, Fly Tying, Fresh Water, Fresh Water, Gear|0 Comments

HEAD WATER FEVER

"It's 9:43am, high summer beneath a glass-like sky and there’s a dazzling sun on a pastoral, some might say bucolic, Southland river. The upstream breeze triggers the grey-green tussock to radiate in rippling undulations below the steepening scrubland of the valley’s sides. We’re in the middle, Jeff Tyser and I, mulling over myriad crystalline currents flowing towards us, dancing over [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|Fresh Water, Rest of the World, The Mission|0 Comments

WIRE LEADER MELTED LOOP

September 18th, 2019|0 Comments

I love the Double Rapala knot shared by Leonard in his post of Double Rapala knot & Piano Wire knots for tigerfish.  The other exceptional method to create a loop in nylon coated wire and [...]

ORANGE RIVER PACK LIST 101

September 18th, 2019|0 Comments

I had obviously packed everything that could possibly fit into my car for the 4 day Orange River Largemouth Yellowfish Conservancy drift with Kalahari Outventures, but besides your general fishing tackle and your favourite polarised [...]

WIN A LOOP CROSS ROD!

September 5th, 2019|1 Comment

Christmas has come early this year as Mavungana FlyFishing are giving away a Loop Cross 9-foot, 5-weight, 4-piece rod worth over R10 000. Designed and engineered with LOOP’s signature Cross Core Technology System, each model [...]

A MILD CASE OF CRABS

September 4th, 2019|0 Comments

I recently returned from my annual trip on the lower Orange river and when people ask me what I love about fishing I usually simply take them through a day on the Orange. You float [...]

I AM NOT A WHENWE

September 3rd, 2019|1 Comment

A whenwe is a former British settler or expatriate who talks nostalgically about their former homes in colonial Africa, i.e.: "when we lived in..." (the origin of the term). In my case "When we were in Rhodesia...". But I’m Zimbabwean [...]

Load More Posts