I have a fairly stressful job and although I enjoy what I do, there are times when I simply need to clear my mind and get away from it all. Unfortunately for most of us, it’s not possible to live the life of a quasi-guide like Dre does and time on the water is all [...]

By |2018-12-04T07:50:55+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Flies: Fresh Water, Flies: Salt Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments


Spinning foam is nothing new (with the likes of Chicone’s Tuscan Bunny having been around for ages), but the technique has seen a massive resurgence in trendiness over recent times across the globe. Locally, LeRoy Botha is arguably at the forefront, with some truly remarkable prawns and other critters (as featured here) coming off his [...]

FOSAF, the Salmo Taddy and more

While riding on the fly tying theme I thought it would be appropriate to introduce our readers to the Federation of Southern African Fly Fishers, aka FOSAF, and all the good things it does for fly anglers (and sometimes all anglers) in our country. Besides the frequent and interesting 'fly of the month' posts that [...]

By |2018-07-22T12:10:17+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Flies: Fresh Water, NEW, Step-By-Step|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Kokstad Twist

I will never forget meeting Rex Fey. It goes back to 1st year Simonsberg Residence at Stellenbosch University in 2001. I was terrible fly tier. He was amazing. I could catch fish. So could he! But he could tie tiny perfect dries - and catch fish. I had to catch up!  We fished, we bantered, [...]

HCFT fly comp

So I decided to enter the HCFT (Hardcore Fly Tying) Instagram fly comp, run by our friends at Skinny Water Culture.  The brief was to make 3 separate patterns your own.  Below is each fly followed by my version: Mystery Crab   Boom Boom Shrimp Purple & Black Clouser [...]