SBS: THE EASY PEASY ANT

Freshly returned from a trip to the Bokong river in Lesotho with African Waters, Gordon van der Spuy (author of The Feather Mechanic), shares this

DEER HAIR AND CDC ROACH – SBS

My corruption of Herman Botes’ Papa Roach has come up in conversation quite a bit lately. It’s fair to ask why on earth I would tamper with this damn near perfect stillwater trout fly, but in my case the answer is simple: you absolutely don’t have to, but … you can.

TIGERS VS DRAGONS

Of course I’d heard about surface-feeding vittatus. I’d seen the videos too, like this one of bird-eating tigers. In October 2019 Ewan Naude and I

FAST FLIES

We’re loving this new video series on Youtube from Gordon van der Spuy (aka The Feather Mechanic), one of South Africa’s best fly tiers and

FLIES FOR THRIFT

I remember standing on the dam wall at Thrift, my eyes shifting to and fro between two things. One, a large trout milling over weed

PATTEX 100%

Glossy, durable, flexible and perfect for fly tying. In Pattex 100% Platon Trakoshis believes he has found the ultimate fly tying glue for building baitfish

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