JIMMY’S SILICONES

Since Jimmy Eagleton's caught his first yellowtail on silicone prototypes that he tied several years ago, he's continued to fine tune the pattern (and colour combinations) and has more recently come up with a very effective molded silicone fly that he's raving about - and when Jimmy's raving about a fly then I know it [...]

GUNNIN’ AT THE VICE

One of the many benefits of fly tying groups, whether they are loose collectives like our Whippet Wednesday crowd, or Whatsapp Groups, get togethers like the CPS Vice Squad Meetings,or FB groups even is the shit ton of new stuff you get to learn. Some of it deals with new patterns, new materials, new techniques, [...]

Unusual suspects

The first time I saw a Cape gurnard that was caught on fly was on Peter Coetzee’s old site, Born to Fly Fish. I got a few on bait, hand-lining offshore at Kleinmond in my primary school years, but never thought that one would actually manage to get them on fly tackle. These are said [...]

ISSUE 2: INCOMING!

ISSUE 2 is taking shape and if we don't say so ourselves, it's a doozy. Here's what you can look forward to: HIGH 5: CHRISTIAAN PRETORIUS ON GUESTS WHO EAT HIS LUNCH   Photo, supplied by Jako Lucas COVER STORY: JAKO LUCAS (seen here getting his goof on with a GT) ON SAFFERS [...]

What separates the men from the boys (?) – Part two: The DMA

This is the 2nd post in a series of articles that will focus in part on ethics of fishing and modern progression in fly fishing (in a South African context) Progression – ‘The process of developing gradually towards a more advanced state’ (Oxford Dictionaries) Saltwater fly fishing used to be the most intimidating discipline to [...]

DMA

A few months ago Jimmy Eagelton introduced me to a pattern that produced quite a few silver kob (Argyrosomus inodorus) for him on the West Coast. He tied the fly specifically to be fished tight against rocky substrate where the kob were holding, without getting snagged. The drop-shot fraternity on the West Coast and their [...]

VICE SQUAD ESCAPADES

The Vice Squad evenings (initiated by Tudor Caradoc-Davies) at the Cape Piscatorial Society clubroom is taking off and the last event (and second one hosted at this venue) was so well attended (approx. 35 people) that the room was close to getting sardine-packed with eager beaver fly anglers of all sorts (iconic fly guys, freshwater and saltwater [...]