A large wake rippled after each slow strip. The fly settled into the mud. Calf deep. The pike approached, fins flared. Fanning. A twitch and it almost took, darting forward. Bobbing under the rod tip, I moved the baitfish pattern left and then right. Paused. Dragged it in circles, dipped and jigged. The 80 cm [...]
This is a special time of year. A time of giving, celebration and reflection. Finding a meaningful gift is tough but did get me reminiscing about two gifts that heavily influenced who I am today as a fly fisherman. And with that in mind, I started building a fly rod to help the next generation [...]
Feast your eyes on this little teaser shot by Ryan Janssens for a story in Issue 2 of The Mission, out now.
From his home waters in the Seychelles of Alphonse, Cosmoledo, Poivre and Astove to Russia for Atlantic Salmon, Bolivia for Dorado and everywhere in between, Keith Rose Innes has had the pick of the bunch in all the dream destinations. Rearrange your bucket list and start checking the bank balance, here are his top 5 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The founder of the Patagonia brand gives us some insight into his fishing philosophies and his enjoyment of the Tenkara style of fly fishing. What a legend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnkSjgQZ7Rc
An oldie. But a goodie.
Heres one from the old archives.... The segmented JAM Fly concept JAM Fly JAM Fly next to a real mud prawn