LIFER – BOB SKINSTAD

"What I get out of fly fishing has changed over the years. I believe I’d like to fish more, but maybe because of that, I appreciate it more.  Every day out there, every cast, every fish, becomes an experience and a memory to cherish, not a record to collect." Our issue 16 Lifer, former Springbok [...]

WAY UP ON HIGH

For some people, fishing is about the fish while for others, like Aaron Wood, there’s a seeking of a different sort going on. From his initiation into fly fishing in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the rites of passage he’s had to pass along the way, what began as a salvation of sorts has turned [...]

By |2019-05-27T14:14:57+02:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

PATAGONIAN HONEY

"Within the first two weeks of this trip I had my fill of rainbows. Rainbows grabbed streamers and took to the air, they yanked dry flies under by the dropper nymph and devoured ugly dry flies in splashy rises. Like a paperback novel or a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship, they provided constant sparks of excitement, [...]

THE 5 BEST THINGS…

...ABOUT WHERE YOU GUIDE? Simon Hunter Bunn of Hunter Fly Fishing, our High 5s guide in issue 14, lifts the skirt on the rivers he regards as his home waters. 1. Quality waters - everything else is just a bonus. Where I work in Slovenia, the crystal clear water of the Soča River is absolutely [...]

THE MISSION PLAYLIST VOL. 11

One half of film crew Scholars & Gentlemen (who shot our Trevor Sithole video in issue 2), Greg Lomas is always on the cutting edge of what’s cool. Hipsters want to be him, but by the time they catch up, he’s moved on. He came up with our issue 13 playlist while lying in bed [...]

By |2019-01-18T14:52:38+02:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

ROLF NYLINDER: FISHING & FAMILY

"Most fishing this year has been close to home in tiny creeks where I know there isn’t really a fish worthy of catching but I’ve got like two hours to go down to the river to see if they’re rising. I can do that with my son on my back in a backpack. The other [...]

By |2019-04-17T12:33:49+02:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A DAY UP SHIT CREEK

Intellectual capital - only those who know are allowed to go... “Nobody owns the ocean. But you own the intellectual capital you have earned with your blood and sweat over the years” - David Mangum, from the film, ‘120 Days.’ Now Mangum is one badass mofo. He is the Florida tarpon guide by which all [...]

By |2019-04-17T13:06:59+02:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Garden Route, Jazz, NEW, Trout, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

IS THIS THE ULTIMATE FLY FISHING MOUNTAIN BIKE?

  FOR Mike “Kid” Riemer, the marketing manager at Salsa Cycles, bikes are a predictable passion, but so is fly fishing the lakes and rivers of Minnesota. Bringing the two together was the next step and pimping the brand’s fabled Blackborow fat bike build was the way to do it. Mike’s goal was simple: his [...]

By |2018-03-14T06:51:52+02:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

THE ‘NATURAL’ LOOK

I’m writing this post because 1) it links up with two previous posts (which is also relevant while celebrating South African Fishing Flies); 2) I seem to forget about flies over five year periods (believe it or not) and would like to keep track of them on this database, and 3) it is part of [...]

THE WEST COAST IS MY OYSTER

As much as I love crunching black mussel shells walking a West Coast beach, I also cherish the succulents of the mountain ranges that lie near this coastline. I get to do and see these things when I set off on mini adventures, solo missions to find fish. Succulents of the Cederberg fascinate me. [...]