Tom Sutcliffe

It is very sad news for South African and international fly Fishing, friends as well as the family of an incredible man, Tom Sutcliffe, who

TOM SUTCLIFFE – THE DOYEN

If fly fishing in South Africa is synonymous with one name, it’s Tom Sutcliffe. An author, artist, doctor, family man and revered trout stalker; from

BOOKS GALORE

“I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal. People know me. I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books

GO BIG OR GO HOME…

I dig fishing big dry flies with long ‘legs’ or rubber appendages for extra movement. The bigger flies are more buoyant and therefore also highly

TRIPLE CDC BODY FLIES

The idea to trim thick, palmered Cul de Canard (CDC) to shape a juicy abdomen was inspired by Tom Sutcliffe’s DDD – simply pronounced as

TOM’S NET: TYING THE DDD

This post comes from Tom Sutcliffe’s website (www.tomsutcliffe.co.za) and it will link with the next post (Triple CDC body flies) on Feathers and Fluoro: A

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

THE LAST CAST

Our Lifer in issue 13, Ed Herbst, on the last time he fly fished. “There is always poignancy when a much-loved facet of your life

FISHING ALONE

In this excerpt from his book Yet More Sweet Days, the late Tom Sutcliffe ruminates on the pleasure of fishing alone. “I guess you could

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