FINESSE WHERE LEAST EXPECTED

Brad and I have been going off Cape Point together for almost a decade.  First on tiny inflatables, then slightly bigger monohulls, and now finally in some decent craft, much to my delight. 50 odd miles off the water changes to cobalt blue, and rises from the teens to 20s.  Its something you can even [...]

Bloody Baetis

As fly fishers we are always dialed into the weather. Seasonal changes are picked up almost as second nature and  as a hatch junkie , I get a strange excitement stirring inside , when almost subconsciously  I become aware that the sky starts to lose its summer haze. There's dew in the morning  , a [...]

From El Nino to El Nina and the Sweet Bits in Between

On the Highveld our warm season has been a case  of famine or feast. Spring didn't last long as the drought conditions put  strain on the streams and the fish. Even our tailwater fishery below the Barrage took strain. One fish that's not put off by low flows and high temps are carp. They regularly popped [...]

Dragons in the Northern Cape – Day 2

We arrived back to camp the previous evening to the remains of a Vervet Monkey Frat Party.  They had chewed through our braai salt, opened cooler boxes, eaten a whole box of rusks (that one is quite impressive).  Luckily they didnt manage to open the Bioplus saches.  If they had we would have probably had [...]

The 100 club -updated

We've got a new leader! 100cm + GT's caught in South Africa: Marius Rousseau - 118cm Ewan Kyle - 112cm Ben Pretorius - 111cm Paul Weingartz -108cm -also got 101,102,105cm Arno Van Der Nest -107cm - and THAT is a reel. Gareth Corbett -106cm -105cm [...]

A lovely little surprise

Lorraine Loots is another one of these sickeningly talented Capetonians.  Her series 365 postcards for ants is literally that.  They're tiny, beautifully executed and themed around Cape Town.  I was scrolling through Instagram this evening and thought to myself, what are the odds!  My birthday and she's done a fly!  Then I read the caption. [...]

By |2014-10-08T22:02:59+00:00October 8th, 2014|Categories: Pete|Tags: , , |1 Comment

The ultimate flats boots

So there has been a lot of interest in these boots since I posted how awesome they performed.  You would think that when designing flats boots, weight would be the #1 factor.  And grip.  So it still baffles me that the usual offerings are heavy as hell, with about as much grip as the bottom [...]

Me and my crabs

This is young Peter.  Id been fly fishing for about 6 years at this point, my flies were shocking imitations of those patterns developed in the american south east.  Seaducers, charlies, deceivers. An even younger Peter had an obsession with crabs, which along with model cars were my favourite thing.  I couldn't watch people eat [...]

By |2014-03-06T21:03:44+00:00March 6th, 2014|Categories: Pete|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Friday Picdump – Brad Morgans awesome adventure

Brad Morgan has Walter Mitty'd himself over to South Island, NZ.  Combining two of my favourite things.  Aviation and fly fishing. He swears he won't leave until he breaks the 10lb mark.  A text this morning from him read "fished this remote river for 3 hours, we got six fish.  Biggest rainbow 6/7lbs, about a [...]