Good Vibrations – the Sperm Clouser

So it’s old (and legendary) news that Bob Clouser designed the Clouser Minnow; but Bob also combined synthetics with buck tail in his flies and according to Clouser Flyfishing he settled on the combination of buck tail and Steve Farrar’s (SF) Flash Blend in his ‘best’ flies. The reason given in the description of this ‘Wild Hybrid [...]

The Dreamtime – the prelude, pandemonium and pause of fly-fishing for kob

Metaphysical aside, those dark hours between 3am and sunrise are my Dreamtime. Pretty freakin’ fortunate then that our much-treasured dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicus) share similar early morning habits. At least when they enter our estuaries to party.

By |2018-07-05T09:45:05+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Fishing Stories, Garden Route, Jazz, Kob, NEW|Tags: , |6 Comments

What separates the men from the boys (?) – Part two: The DMA

This is the 2nd post in a series of articles that will focus in part on ethics of fishing and modern progression in fly fishing (in a South African context) Progression – ‘The process of developing gradually towards a more advanced state’ (Oxford Dictionaries) Saltwater fly fishing used to be the most intimidating discipline to [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:47:35+00:00July 20th, 2016|Categories: Flies: Salt Water, Geelbek, Kob, Leonard, NEW, Western Cape|Tags: , |1 Comment

Dusky Kob and the Sponge bob slider

*by Conrad Botes I have been spending quite a lot of time chasing dusky kob lately, especially in estuaries. This obviously also involves experimenting with different fly patterns. Although there are a number of tried-and-tested patterns for kob, I preferred to develop patterns that had lots of movement, instead of ‘pushing water’, which is the [...]