CONCRETE IS HARD, SO ARE CARP

David Gravette has been a professional skater since he was 17. Skating has taken him around the world, and at age thirty-five, has given him more than his fair share of injuries—earning him the nickname “Captain Dislocate.” Over the course of his injuries Dave picked up fly fishing, which has become a pursuit that allows him to focus when he can’t skate, and a way for him to express his creativity.

THE PANCAKE JOL

Carp fishing for fly anglers in the Western Cape definitely slows down in the winter months. The fish seem to hang out in deeper water

THE ‘BIG CARP THEORY’

Everyone should be well aware that carp on fly is now entering that ‘booming’ phase – that exponential growth phase in popularity when most trout

Improved Bloody Squirmy

The Bloody Squirmy fly that I tied for carp successfully fooled fish (http://themissionblog.com/?p=9208); however, the fly didn’t last very long due to the thread cutting into

Misty Carpin’

The early curtain peep after a late night revealed a Cape Town that looked like the colour had been drained from the air. It was bone-rattling

Knock Knee Moments

You know them: first sight of a fish holding in a tight spot, that swirl, that inspection, that hook up that doesn’t stick… Here are

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