The Berg River in Paarl is a special place for me and many of us at Feathers and Fluoro. I have fished the river's headwaters for trout and, a bit lower down, for smallmouth bass. That was before the province built the Berg River Dam flooding what was some of my favourite river fishing close [...]
Catching carp on small white flies.
Everyone should be well aware that carp on fly is now entering that ‘booming’ phase - that exponential growth phase in popularity when most trout anglers discover just how nice and challenging it is to catch something else on fly, like tarpon...While reading up on the carp fishing history in our country I realised that [...]
The Berg River is close to my heart. Yes, I fish in it, but there's more to it than that. I live about 100m from it in Paarl, so I walk my family and I use it and the area around it a lot. I walk the dog along its banks, I teach my children [...]
The Bloody Squirmy fly that I tied for carp successfully fooled fish (http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=9208); however, the fly didn't last very long due to the thread cutting into the squirmy wormy rubber material, which eventually peeled off the hook shank like scabs from an old wound. Not even UV resin could hold the damaged rubber in place (which [...]
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 cold and I struggled to find the spirit to drag myself through the shower and out into the fog. Leonard's whatsapp telling me to 'hurry up' got me going. The [...]
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 a couple from last weekend...