Consistently holding pole position as South Africa’s top-ranked competition angler, Dan Factor of X-Factor Angling (www.xfactorangling.co.za), is also a fly fishing coach and a guide, taking clients all over the world. We caught up with him for a rapid-fire High 5s. Dan Factor on the Orange River 5 best things about where you [...]
There's been a noticeable consumer shift over the last decade or so (roughly how long we've been paying attention) towards destinations and outfitters who actually give a damn about where they do business. We're talking about operations that don't only offer a great fishing experience, but also put in a demonstrable effort to contribute to the the environment, the community and the country they operate in.
The best fly fishing destinations from fly fishing guide Johann du Preez. 5 favourite fly fishing destinations globally? Bolivia has to be one of the best destinations on the planet. From golden dorado to pacu and everything else in between it is just pure adrenalin. Johann du Preez with a fat pacu caught in [...]
Fresh from the jungles of Bolivia, is this new video short from Untamed Angling and filmmaker Daniel Coimbra, featuring Marcelo Perez tussling with Tsimane's famous dorado. For more on Marcelo and Tsimane, check out his lifer profile in issue 11 of The Mission.
Bradley Hyman, of Fly Religion (check out their facebook page) is currently living your dream... If not convinced, see below... Yes, I also wish I was in Mr Hyman's place... Thanks to Brad and Fly Religion for sharing these photos and keeping us normal peeps green as hell! Follow Fly [...]
When Fab sent me an invitation to a dropbox folder labelled "Tsiname 2013 collection" I really didn't want to open it. We've all heard the stories of massive Golden Dorado in small, clear rivers of the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory. Jealousy struck deep. I fell in love with these aggressive, acrobatic fish on [...]
Guido has been guiding at the famed Tsiname Lodge that is situated in the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory deep in the Bolivian. This remote, fly in only destination has become renown for its big fish in tiny rivers. Guido turned me green with envy when he dropped a few photos in my inbox. The [...]
Hi Guys A quick update... The going was hard looking for Dorado - the popular waters and accesible waters on the Rio Juramento were crowded and dirty and to rub salt in the wounds, I broke my rod on day1! Now we've had flooding in Corrientes and Ibera and the Rio Corrientes are unfiashable for [...]
In anticipation of the upcoming South American odyssey, I've spent a fair amount of time contemplating the choice of fishing gear that will taken on the road. It has not been an easy task deciding and refining the choices. A few serious limitations made the the basics easier enough to decide; living out of a backpack for [...]
With the impending depature for South America, I've spent surprisingly little time getting ready. I've hardly tied a fly and - equipment wise - am relying purely on what I own. So to get to get back on the program, here is the first of my must fish for South America. * * [...]