This reminds me of the telescopic poles we used in art-lure leagues (1995 – 2000) to catch carp (some with an elastic similar to the

The Devil’s Armpit

As part of the Urban Fly Fishing theme we’ve had going lately, here’s a another Cape Town city spot. It gets a bit siff and

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

Mud Pig Love

Grungy, atypical fly fishing. The Hartleyvale section of the Leisbeek does not turn most fly fishermen on. At all. And understand totally why! However, despite

There are very few Carp Ive worked as hard for as this one.  These guys tail on the dam wall here.  With quick access to

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