This is a basic zonker streamer that I tied to catch some of our larger freshwater predatory fish. The colour combo is based on other effective streamers, especially tigerfish streamers, used across Africa (I took a page from Malcolm Meintjes' zonker tiger flies as displayed in the FOSAF Favoured Flies series). I’ve only been fishing [...]

A Guide To Tigerfishing

This article was published in the current issue of Fishing Wild Magazine. This magazine can be ordered by visiting: A Guide To Tigerfishing The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth on fishing for tigerfish in Africa today. (Text and Photos by Leonard Flemming) Instead of the standard b.s. lyrics about how “big, [...]


The Tigerfish is Africa's answer to fly fishing. These power-fanged denizens produce rock hard strikes, generate unstoppable bursts of speed, and perform jaw-clattering summersaults. -Francois Botha. Fanged Creatures of Awesomeness I haven't caught enough of these fish. I want to catch more. I will catch more. However, my old friend Stuart Harley is catching lots [...]