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.
Jannie Visser and I had some great fishing for silver kob on the False Bay reefs some time ago (post coming up). We found that natural colours outfished the yellow and orange DMAs that usually works quite well for kob. I've been busy at the vice, filling the gaps and have been tying them a [...]
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. [...]