The second best thing about fly-fishing off a float tube in False Bay is the looks you get when you gear up in the parking lot. Pull out your Ark inflatable or SUP and no-one will bat an eyelid. Take out a float tube and people will stop and stare. Like you're mad or something. Truth be told, it's a very convenient and effective craft to fly-fish from.
The Mission's Conrad Botes returns to Gabon today on his second trip with Tourette Fishing. The first one was a massive success. Several guys caught huge Tarpon off the beach on fly, while plenty of pitbull-sized Cubera Snapper, a few Giant African Threadfin and loads of Jack Crevalle (the local 'trash fish') were caught too. [...]
A few months ago Jimmy Eagelton introduced me to a pattern that produced quite a few silver kob (Argyrosomus inodorus) for him on the West Coast. He tied the fly specifically to be fished tight against rocky substrate where the kob were holding, without getting snagged. The drop-shot fraternity on the West Coast and their [...]