The Feathers & Fluoro crew have been hard at work testing out a selection of new gear, tackle and other clobber. More in-depth reviews will run in up-coming issues of The Mission, but for now here are a few first impressions.   ECHO - PRIME 8-weight (seen in action above with a Garden Route grunter) [...]


A haircut? A mindset? Or, a fish? If you visit the Rio Irigoyen, you’re pretty certain to be looking for sea trout but, if Neptune smiles upon you, there’s an outside chance you might catch this beauty, the róbalo AKA Falklands mullet. Tom Clinton,* store manager of Farlows in London, encountered these fish recently. In [...]


Featuring Patagonia head honcho Yvon Chouinard and Arturo Pugno, one of the last remaining practitioners of 'pesca alla Valsesiana' an ancient Tenkara-like form of fly fishing from Northern Italy that involves a 15-foot cane rod (homemade obviously), lines meticulously braided from the tail of a stallion, and simple flies hand-tied flies.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdXIHsGgIQM  


All you need is just one more excuse You put up one hell of a fight I want to hear your very best excuse Never felt this much alive TRACK 4: THE GENTLE ART OF MAKING ENEMIES BEAT 2: THE AQUARIUM "Right at the beginning of our first afternoon session on the river beat we [...]


Channeling a beloved ‘90s metal album, Tudor Caradoc-Davies visits Jurassic Lake Lodge in Patagonia and loses his mind. "I think about Faith No More’s 1995 album King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime, a lot. I only became acquainted with it in 2003 when I spent a year in Germany washing dishes, playing rugby [...]


Writer, fly fisherman, surfer, musician and traveller, Riverhorse Nakadate in our The Mission issue 17 interview. "I think it was the surfer Miki Dora who once said that a local is simply someone who doesn’t have their shit together enough to travel. Amen to that. I’ve been working away on a few environmental fly fishing [...]

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