STEP-BY-STEP: STEVE AUSTIN

Conrad Botes, one of the pioneers of fly fishing for blacktail (among other species) on fly in the Western Cape of South Africa, has shared

SHAWNING 101

In the past, I have imposed constraints upon things in a very random way. Although I have not been blind to my hypocrisy, only recently

STEP-BY-STEP: THE BEAST

In this step-by-step video Andre van Wyk, frequent cover star of The Mission (see issue 16’s goldfish pond, issue 29’s full frontal nudity bucktail orgy

THE INVASIVE RED SWAMP CRAYFISH

Those of you who read every inch of The Mission magazine would have seen the piece on the invasive Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in

SERVICE A SHILTON REEL

Warwick Leslie of Alu-Cab shows us how to simply service a Shilton reel. The same approach can be applied to any cork drag reel like an Abel or Tibor.

BEETLE MANIA – SBS VIDEO

Beetles are fascinating creatures. They have been a favourite since childhood with Rhino beetles the size of two thumbs popping up in our garden quite

DEER HAIR AND CDC ROACH – SBS

My corruption of Herman Botes’ Papa Roach has come up in conversation quite a bit lately. It’s fair to ask why on earth I would tamper with this damn near perfect stillwater trout fly, but in my case the answer is simple: you absolutely don’t have to, but … you can.

THE SKINNY DAMSEL

Deadly on stillwaters, but essential in pretty much any freshwater fly box, the Skinny Damsel also covers many essential fly tying techniques and tips. In

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