FREE DOWNLOAD: TOM SUTCLIFFE’S ELEMENTS OF FLY TYING

With the Coronavirus/Covid-19 global lockdown, there's a decent chance you have more time on your hands than usual. Sure, you can catch up on that to-do list backlog, work your way through your Netflix/Amazon Prime queue and re-order your sock drawer, but as a fly angler you really should take this enforced opportunity to get [...]

BETWEEN THE LINES

South Africa’s most celebrated fly fishing author, Tom Sutcliffe, on the ability to create an imagined reality out of words. In short, living your fly-fishing in print. To illustrate his point, he makes a selection of the best fly fishing books ever written. “If modern anglers aren't reading angling they're missing out on one of fishing's [...]

THE LAST CAST

"There is always poignancy when a much-loved facet of your life is ended through age and infirmity. On my last visit to Barkly East after I lost my mobility through illness, Tom Sutcliffe took me down to the Sterkspruit on Basie and Carien Vosloo’s farm, Birkhall. Carrying a small camping stool he helped me down [...]

FISHING ALONE

In this exclusive excerpt from his soon to be released book Yet More Sweet Days, Tom Sutcliffe ruminates on the pleasure of fishing solo. I guess you could argue that the true solitary fishing experience favours your chances of slipping into a deep contemplation about the true meaning of life, though for me it doesn't. [...]

WHAT SEPARATES THE MEN FROM THE BOYS – PART 3: CASTING OR FALSE CASTING?

This is the 3rd post on a series of articles that will focus in part on ethics of fishing and modern progression in fly fishing (in a South African context) I ‘got to know’ Tom Sutcliffe, the man in this story, through his writing. When I met him in person, he was everything I imagined [...]

TOM’S NET – DEAN RIPHAGEN ON THE HENRY’S FORK

Here is a piece written by Dean Riphagen on the Henry's Fork that was published on Tom Sutcliffe's website. FISHING THE HENRY’S FORK – IS THIS ‘THE FINAL EXAM’ IN FLY FISHING MASTERCLASS? OR WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE TO FISH THE FABLED ‘FORK'? Text by Dean Riphagen. Pictures Dean Riphagen and Rowan Nairn   Rowan Nairn [...]