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 [...]
While the rest of us went through Netflix re-runs this year, freelance guide James Kirsten escaped to Red Rock River Camp on the Orange where he lost himself in the gorge. The Gorge near Red Rocks on the Orange river "Lockdown!! The world gone mad. Everything is locked down; cities, suburbs; public transport [...]
A Fishwater Films movie about the Orange River, showing the current water clarity, the fish and catching them on fly.
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 [...]
From chasing largies and smallies in her home waters of the Vaal to MacGuyver tactics, art and some fine wine recommendations, we catch up with Parys area guide, Anthea Piater.
In issue 21 Tim Leppan wrote about 'The Foam Dungeon,' his go-to articulated streamer fly pattern for largemouth and Clanwilliam yellowfish. Here's Tim with the Step-By-Step. "After sharing this pattern with a group of mates, I received a lot of questions back about how one ties it and how to fish it. In saying that, [...]
Over the last few days I tied a small army of Skeleton Minnows to try out on our larger, more aggressive yellowfish and bass over the next year or so. In the process of tying them I enjoyed playing with different colours of flexo tubing, fluorescent beads (which may add the desired colour and weight [...]
While bored at home and dreaming about fishing for yet another day during 'lockdown' I took out my fly tying stuff (again) and fiddled with streamers for our yellowfishes...After spending an entire morning in front of my vise (while trying to keep the kids happy in between, cooking breakfast and lunch for them and feeding [...]
A pic dump of a typical Orange River trip to the Largemouth Yellowfish Conservancy with Kalahari Outventures Photographs by: Garth Wellman, Matt Gorlei, Christian Fry, Leonard Flemming and Kalahari Outventures Guest anglers featured: Bertu Barnard, Lloyd Priestman, Garth Wellman, Christian Fry, Leonard Flemming Check the full story in Issue 20 of The Mission Get [...]
A story by Leonard Flemming from issue 20 about a private yellowfish conservation plan “One day when I’m big I want to be a nature conservationist.” That was my stock standard answer in primary school whenever new teachers posed the time-tested ice breaker question to calm a class full of ankle-biters and win their hearts. [...]