• When ‘The Rapture of the River’ was originally published in 1957, the first and only edition sold out within days and soon became South Africa’s most in-demand fly fishing book ever – attaining classic status within a couple of years. Today the book is so sought after that rare, surviving copies of Sydney Hey’s great masterpiece change hands between R1000 – R2000. Now at last, and at a fraction of the cost, you can revel in this remarkable autobiography of a fly fisherman and his fascinating recollections of halcyon days gone by. And you can fish virgin trout waters with him in the kind of unspoilt surroundings we can only dream about today.
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    THE MISSION ISSUE 32

    R65.00 incl VAT
    No country for old men | Tim Babich | Yucatan | Alert level: Orange| Echo Chamber | The worst guide in the world Missed this print edition? The Mission Issue 32 could still be yours. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. Stocks are limited.
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    Yet More Sweet Days

    R370.00 incl VAT
    Yet More Sweet Days by Tom Sutcliffe The sequel to Tom Sutcliffe's Hunting Trout and Shadows on the Stream Bed, Yet More Sweet Days boasts 471 pages of Tom's fly fishing stories plus 50 pen and ink sketches. Through almost a lifetime's experiences of fly fishing, Tom shares the joy of the sport that has dominated his life (in a good way), while also imparting a ton of hard-earned knowledge in his unique story-telling style. Subjects range from stillwater fly fishing, fishing in Iceland, fishing the chalkstreams of Hampshire, the rivers and streams he loves best in South Africa, observations on fishing alone, notes on trout flies, back-country bridges, and the diary of three visits to the Eastern Cape Highlands around Rhodes and Barkly East.
  • ISSUE 30 COVER PRINT

    R4,500.00 incl VAT
    You asked, we listened and now here it is - our issue 30/5-year anniversary cover (complete with blue flame belching hippos, crocs, nuclear bombs, the scorpion of chance and a helluva lot more), now available in a limited run of fine art prints (14 in total). Each A3 print is printed on Hahnemuhle acid free cotton paper using archival inks and signed by celebrated artist Conrad Botes (who also happens to be our editor-at-large). Find out more on his art on his website here and on his work with Bitterkomix here. Read our Behind the Cover of The Mission Issue 30 with Conrad Botes here. Delivery included in South Africa.
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    THE MISSION ISSUE 31

    R65.00 incl VAT
    The secret lives of giant trevally | Feathers Award | Yellow Mamba | Going Dutch | Greer Le0-Smith | Small stream rods | Beers, beats and more Missed this print edition? The Mission Issue 31 could still be yours. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. Stocks are limited.
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    THE DIY OR DIE FLAT CAP

    R320.00 incl VAT
    The Flathead might as well be our spirit fish. The DIY or DIE Flat Cap is our homage to it. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • Bored of the same old reel pouches, or perhaps you have loose reels that really need a home? Our premium neoprene reel pouches will not only protect your precious reels when they are not in use, but by sporting The Mission’s Tailgunner Grunter embroidered badge they will do it in style. Also available in Product information
    • 100% neoprene pouch
    • Velcro fastening
    • Embroidered badge
    • This pouch sits in the Goldlocks Zone fitting most reels from 3-weight, up to 9/10-weight (e.g. Shilton SR9). It will be too roomy for tiny small stream reels and too tight for behemoth saltwater reels (e.g. 12-15-weight).
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • The Trout Cap in Brown fly fishing trout cap
    See the trout, be the trout, wear the trout. If you like a classic baseball cap where you can curve the crap out of the peak, then The Trout Dad Cap in brown deserves your attention. A classy baller of a cap, it features: An unstructured 6-panel build. Pre-curved peak. Cotton twill sweatband A fabric backstrap with metal buckle and tuck And, of course, our lucky trout 'The Mission' logo. One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • The Yella Fella Trucker in red The Yella Fella Trucker in red
    John Deere? No fear. With this fine, red and white trucker cap sporting The Mission's Yella Fella logo, you'll look the part for either the Orange, the Vaal, Sterkies or a braai. We'd go as far as to say that this would be Cletus the slack-jawed yokel's choice of headwear and now, dear reader, it can be yours too. 100% Polyester 5 panel structure Foam backed peak Double row poly snapback One size fits most One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
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    Behold! We give you the loose, unstructured goodness of our new range of Captain’s caps featuring our Skull Island logo (artwork by Conrad Botes) and peak rope.
    • 100% made in South Africa
    • they come in the orange and blue or grey and orange iterations
    • Made from cotton twill
    • peak rope
    • One size fits most
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • Kelpie Beanie from The Mission Kelpie Beanie from The Mission

    THE KELPIE BEANIE

    R500.00 incl VAT
    Arguably the best beanies in the world, this collab with Blankets from Africa will keep your pip warm no matter what's going on with the weather. The Mission beanie is:
    • Warm as hell and brilliantly made by women in rural communities in the Eastern Cape where unemployment is incredibly high.
    • 100% pure Merino wool
    • Subtle 'The Mission' branding.
    • Choose from:
      • The "Spiedkop" ensemble in blue and red/pink, named after the deadly fly.
      • The "Kelpie" with light green over military green, so you can fit in amongst the seaweed on our coastline.
    • Wear it as is, minus the pom-pom if that's not your vibe or use the pom-pom as a strike indicator if you run short.
    • Buy one of these and not only will it keep your pip warm, but you get to support a good cause too.
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • Blue sky...Orange River...Yellowfish... it does not get simpler than that. If you like a classic baseball cap where you can curve the crap out of the peak, then The Yella Fella Dad Cap deserves your attention.
    • Available in Sand, Green or Brown
    A classy baller of a cap, it features:
    • An unstructured 6-panel build.
    • Pre-curved peak.
    • Cotton twill sweatband
    • A fabric backstrap with metal buckle and tuck
    • And, of course, our Yella Fella logo designed by Conrad Botes.
    One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • trout cap The Mission's Trout Dad Cap in Sand
    See the trout, be the trout, wear the trout. If you like a classic baseball cap where you can curve the crap out of the peak, then The Trout Dad Cap in sand or brown deserves your attention. A classy baller of a cap, it features:
    • An unstructured 6-panel build.
    • Pre-curved peak.
    • Cotton twill sweatband
    • A fabric backstrap with metal buckle and tuck
    • And, of course, our lucky trout 'The Mission' logo.
    • One size fits most.
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • TAILGUNNER GRUNTER COLLECTION

    From: R199.00 incl VAT
    Featuring The Mission's Tailgunner Grunter logo (designed by Conrad Botes), these truckers, dad caps and T-shirt celebrate the majestic spotted grunter. Choose from a range of colours and styles, or get them all for maximum luck.
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. 
  • THE MISSION ISSUE 29

    R65.00 incl VAT
    Fynbos fish | Zandvlei's open secrets | Spaghetti alla Sudan | Basie Vosloo | John Thoabala | Beers, beats and more Missed this print edition? The Mission Issue 29 could still be yours. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. Stocks are limited.
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    THE MISSION ISSUE 02

    R100.00 incl VAT
    Trevor Sithole | Spotted grunter | The Paarl panther | Jaco Lucas Missed this print edition? Unfortunately they're all gone. You can still read The Mission Issue 02 Mar/Apr 2017 online, for free, forever. If you have a copy, best you hang onto it!  

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