FAST FLIES

We're loving this new video series on Youtube from Gordon van der Spuy (aka The Feather Mechanic), one of South Africa's best fly tiers and instructors. An actor by trade, Gordon begins each video with a clear explanation of what he wants to achieve from the fly, the materials he will use and why he [...]

BOOKS GALORE

"I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany." Ron Burgundy There are many many reasons to read books, from expanding your mind to learning new things, escapism, making yourself smarter, better [...]

THE PARA RAB

By Gordon van der Spuy The parachute RAB (para RAB in short) must rate as my all-time favourite fly. It is delicate and everything I look for in a dry fly is optimised in this pattern. I love tying it, but more importantly, I love fishing it. When trout commit to this fly they really [...]

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