SLAMBOO – THE VIDEO

The world’s strongest and most sought-after fresh and saltwater fish on a bamboo fly rod? It sounds like the kind of thing your grandpa dreamed of 100 years ago, but for Nick Bowles of Ocean Active Fly it was a modern challenge based on history. Armed with Thomas & Thomas’s modern bamboo saltwater rods and [...]

THE TOUR DE COSMO

A lot of things were off the cards last year… freedom of movement and association, travel, even booze (if you live in South Africa). For UK-based, former Springbok, Bob Skinstad and friends, there was a brief moment in the molasses of lockdown time, when they were presented with a golden opportunity to experience some of [...]

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 heads Glue. It’s always such a big question and discussion with fly tiers. “What did you glue the eyes on with? How did you make that head? What are you [...]

MANAGING CHAOS

FROM THE ARCHIVES - our first profile from issue 1 of The Mission was of Keith Rose-Innes. Read it online for free or buy the print version here. Keith Rose-Innes is that guy. The guy catching the fish you dream about. The guy who travels to the places you would give a nut to visit [...]

DEAR SANTA…

It’s not just us desk-bound schlubs who have dream fish. Even those who live in fishy paradise have bucket list fish they want to tick off. On Christmas Eve, Santa came to visit the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. He paid a visit to Cosmoledo fly fishing guide Cameron Musgrave. "I have had a guiding [...]

THE WILDEST GT DAY

Experience the wildest giant trevally fishing in St Brandon's... in a while.  The most remarkable part of this trip was 'The Day'. The GT day. Or to give it it’s full name, what Milan Germishuizen described as “The wildest GT fishing day in St Brandon’s in a while”. From my prime position in the front [...]

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