STEP-BY-STEP: PARA-RAB 

Fly tying guru Gordon van Der Spuy, aka The Feather Mechanic, walks us through a detailed yet rewarding tutorial of the Para-RAB. This long hackle

LEGAL ALIENS

Playing Western Cape fly fishing tour guide for these three Scandinavian legends (Håvard Stubø, Markus Lemke and Rolf Nylinder) has been an eye opening fever dream.

THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LINE

Fresh from Western Cape fly angler Spicer de Villiers is this beautifully shot three minute film about his journey with addiction, anxiety, depression and how

SO, WE FISH UPSTREAM??

Fishing the Elandspad river: “So, we fish upstream?” “Ja well, the fish are all facing upstream to intercept food, so that’s a pretty good way

SNAKE BITE 101

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

NOTHING VENTURED

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.

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