Two off-duty Orange River fly fishing guides, Matt Gorlei and Luke Pannell, return to Cape Town for some off-season down-time. What does a guide do when they are not guiding? Spam Instagram with species they, “Can’t stop thinking about…”? Fall into the loving embrace of their significant others? Have a shave, a hot shower, a non-longdrop shit and put on a nice shirt? Hit a club and tear the ring out of it? Nyet. They make a quick plan to head deep into the nearby mountains for a short, two-night session spent hunting fabled brown trout.
We all have them. Whether we surf, rock climb, hike or fish. Those spots that are special to us. Often discovered by chance, the investigation of a rumour or on the word of a trusted fellow adventurer. They are often fragile and pristine and very often overlooked by the majority. These places are the places [...]
Rex hasn't been up this river for ages, neither have I. So when he had to be in Western Cape for a late season wedding, he made sure he had a day to explore one of our favourite rivers. I couldn't make it; work and real life things! The photos are from an overnight mission [...]
You may remember the video about "a bunch doing a lot of dry fly fishing." This is another great video by the Nylinder Brothers and friend Peter Christensen from Frontsidefly going dilly in New Zealand. It's a great laugh! http://vimeo.com/91519631