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.
"If you had asked me a year ago what my future plans were, I’d probably have told you that I’d still be stuck at university, scraping through the shitty pages of textbooks, while frothing over each and every fishy Instagram post from around the world. Although that’s true for only half of this year, I’ve [...]
5 best things about where you guide? Kau Tapen’s Rio Menendez is the most insane tributary. Pulling out a fresh sea trout in a river no wider than your bathtub is a pretty gnarly experience. The night sky in the Kalahari will literally rock your socks off. Aliens are a thing. Dry fly fishing to [...]
THE BEATS – FLYBRU Nick van Rensburg in grumpy mode From the Kalahari, where Matt Gorlei guides with Kalahari Outventures, to Kau Tapen Lodge on the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego where you’ll find Nick van Rensburg in his rookie season with Nervous Waters, the FlyBru crew have come a long way [...]
Matt Gorlei of FlyBru is a bloody good angler. He’s represented South Africa at the World Champs and KwaZulu-Natal at Nationals, but for the most part he’s too laid back to take it overly seriously like many of the comp guys do. When he’s not guiding at Kau Tapen on the Rio Grande, in Russia [...]
5 minutes to fish? No problem. Check out this quick edit from the guys at FlyBru of jet-setting angler Katka Svagorova experiencing some quality smallmouth yellowfish action on the Kalahari Outventures waters of the Orange river.
RUSSIAN BEARS, VODKA, TOILET DUTY AND MANLY FLU REMEDIES - Flybru’s Matt Gorlei (our High 5s guide from Issue 3) reports back on his first season on the Kola Peninsula with Roxtons in Russia. A scary Russian. What did you expect? I expected it to be like everything you hear or see about [...]
Matt Gorlei and Nick van Rensburg are the two charnas behind Flybru (the fishing/filming student crew out of Stellenbosch University and the gents behind our cover shoot video). They were both at Stellies last year, until wonder of wonders Matt passed his exams and buggered off to South America to guide on the Rio Grande [...]
The FlyBru guys at it again; nice work guys! Enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brcO5pNAct8
When I was in university I met two students that shared my passion in life, fly fishing. Billy De Jong was fiddling his way through the intricate wiring of electric-electronic engineering while Gerald Penkler amused himself with chemical reactions in biochemistry. I tussled with genes of aquatic bacteria that played a role in killing fish. [...]