Fundamental fly tying DVD

Most of our readers will know Gordon van der Spuy by now - search 'Fundamental Fly Tying' on this site to see some of his articles that have featured so far. Gord is a proactive fly fisherman and he has just released a fly tying DVD. He strives to make better fly tiers out of all the [...]

Skinning Fanie Visagie

By Gordon van der Spuy I dig how things sometimes just happen. A few months ago I was sitting at my pal Nick van Rensburg’s spread; we were babbling about fly fishing and messing around with fly tying equipment. I may be weird that way, I know, but I like the funny side of life [...]

By |2015-08-22T11:15:57+00:00August 22nd, 2015|Categories: FlyBru|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fanie’s Zonker

FlyBru and Fanie Visagie (a.k.a., Gordon van der Spuy) recently released the 2nd fly-tying video demonstration of a long series I suspect. Again, Fanie shows some fancy tricks with locally collected, natural fly tying materials, this time displaying amazing multi-tasking skills while tying his "bef@#te" Zonker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ulOksIb0M

The Klippies en Kolgaans

I really enjoyed watching this FlyBru production of Gordon van der Spuy (Fanie Visagie) tying a popular Western Cape trout fly; Gordon shares some good fly tying tips in this 'tongue in cheek' movie. Rumour has it that the FlyBru team is working on the next Fanie Visagie fly tying demo - we are looking forward to [...]

FlyBru – our local waters

The FlyBru boys, Nick van Rensburg and Matt Gorlei, doing what they love and do best in life: fishing and filming. Nice guys, I enjoyed this one in particular as it brought back fond memories of my student life in Stellenbosch;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=183&v=h4tFZ3B7PRE PS - check out their website on: www. flybru.wix.com/flybru

GT Ice Cream

The history of the 'GT Ice Cream' surface lure By Barry Wareham from BasilManning lures The first GT Ice Creams were made on a lathe I inherited from my grandfather.  I had experimented with many different shapes and sizes, but it was the cone chisel-nose that proved to be very successful. Manufacturing the plugs out of wood [...]

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 [...]

Shilton Saltwater SL series review continued…

This is the second review in a series of on-going articles that will focus on the performance of the Shilton Saltwater SL series reels. The reviews may include photos and information on the SL6, SL7 and SL8 reels. Correction: I’d like to start this post with a correction pointed out by Chad Hubbard from Shilton [...]

By |2015-04-05T22:01:27+00:00April 5th, 2015|Categories: Leonard, Reviews, South Africa|Tags: , |0 Comments