From carbon fibre to bamboo and glass, ultra-lightweight blanks to those with a little more heft, rods designed for travel and one-piece rods that always stay rigged, Ed Herbst has spent years working on the idea of the ultimate small stream fly rod. In a one-piece CTS glass rod built by Derek Smith (that you [...]
Two off-duty Orange River fly fishing guides, Matt Gorlei and Luke Pannell, return to Cape Town for some off-season down-time. What does a guide do when they are not guiding? Spam Instagram with species they, “Can’t stop thinking about…”? Fall into the loving embrace of their significant others? Have a shave, a hot shower, a non-longdrop shit and put on a nice shirt? Hit a club and tear the ring out of it? Nyet. They make a quick plan to head deep into the nearby mountains for a short, two-night session spent hunting fabled brown trout.
The 5 best things about where Andrew Apsey of Upstream Flyfishing guides. 5 best things about where you guide for Upstream Flyfishing? The people you meet on the water. Cape Town is a great tourist destination and I have had the pleasure to guide clients from the United States, Europe, Australia and South Africa. [...]
SOUT RIBBETJIES WITH SALSA VERDE (aka groen sous you larnie) Like après-ski, après-fish is serious business. Chef Kyle Knight of The Shop in Seapoint, Cape Town, weighs in on his go-to munchies after a day on the streams. “When it comes to fly fishing, I cut my teeth on the Vaal River chasing yellowfish. It’s still [...]
Ready to go. Seeing as close of season on the Cape Streams is almost upon us here in South Africa, I thought I'd send some inspiration to all the day dreamers and arm-chair anglers out there to get out on the water... Many thanks to Neil Rowe for photos and last weekend's Sunday [...]