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 [...]


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 [...]

Valentine’s Day

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. [...]

Fanie’s Zonker

FlyBru and Fanie Visagie (a.k.a., Gordon van der Spuy) recently released the 2nd fly-tying video demonstration of a long series I suspect. Again, Fanie shows some fancy tricks with locally collected, natural fly tying materials, this time displaying amazing multi-tasking skills while tying his "bef@#te" Zonker: