TWO BOYS AND THE OTHER YELLOW

For James Topham and his buddy Craig Pappin, catching Bushveld smallscale yellowfish was a lifelong quest. As featured in The Mission Issue 06 (Nov/Dec 2017).

CTS AFFINITY X

The founder of CTS rod blanks, Stephen Pratt (based in New Zealand), strived to produce a ‘perfect’ fishing rod. His interest in composite technology and

FISHING COFFEE

I drink a cup of coffee in bed every morning, and another one or two at work to satisfy my craving for caffeine; it also

THE GREAT COMBO

I’ve been playing with a new rod and reel combo, a Moonshine Epiphany 10’6″ 3 wt (to get yours in RSA, contact Stream and Sea)

MAMBA CHUM

Natal scalies may be aggressive at times and eat big flies, but they are no pushover. We (Jeff Tyser, Ben Pellegrini and me) had many

SNOWSHOE CARAMEL

Snowshoe is not regular in South Africa. I was introduced to this funky dry fly material via Instagram (the platform may have its pros and

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 ,

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