TESTING TESTING …

The Feathers & Fluoro crew have been hard at work testing out a selection of new gear, tackle and other clobber. More in-depth reviews will run in up-coming issues of The Mission, but for now here are a few first impressions.   ECHO - PRIME 8-weight (seen in action above with a Garden Route grunter) [...]

PACKING FOR POIVRE

Based in Namibia, but just as likely to be found in the jungles of Bolivia, running down roosters in Mexico or stalking the Seychelles atolls, Christiaan Pretorius travels a lot and, as such, has his trip preparation down to a fine art. Here’s what he packs for the plentiful permit flats of Poivre.   "Fly [...]

MARGINAL GAINS – 3 WAYS TO STEP UP YOUR LAKE JOZINI TIGERFISH SUCCESS

THE FROTHING RABBIT AND TWO OTHER THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TIGERFISH The theory of ‘marginal gains’ centres around the small incremental improvements (in any process) that eventually add up to one significant leap in improvement.  It was popularised in the cycling world by Sir Dave Brailsford, who was the performance [...]

SEEING IS BELIEVING: SMITH CARAVAN MAG CHROMAPOP REVIEW

I’ve been using the Smith ChromaPop Caravan since December 2019. Here are some mid-term thoughts In short Exceptional detail and contrast pop from the ChromaPop lens Lens-change mechanism is fuss free and can be done on the water Fit is snug and comfortable Frame styling means you can wear off the water too Some background
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PACKING THE KITCHEN SINK

Destinations and exploration create fly fishing possibilities.  Possibilities in turn result in lots of gear, preparation, packing and repacking to cover these eventualities within the constraints of space and weight.  But having to check in multiple bags, lots of luggage or tying rod tubes together somewhat detracted from the overall experience. I wanted to share [...]

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