Tom’s net – Tying ZAKs

A step-by-step tying demo of the ZAK nymph - a great South African trout fly By Tom Sutcliffe KEY AND CRITICAL STEPS TO TYING A GOOD ZAK NYMPH I previously posted a series of pictures on tying the Zak, which, on reflection, could be improved on. The Zak, as Ian Cox rightly points out in [...]

By |2018-07-26T11:31:07+00:00May 6th, 2017|Categories: Flies: Fresh Water, NEW, Tom Sutcliffe, Trout|Tags: , |0 Comments

TOM’S NET – WITELS RIVER PHOTO ESSAY

I recently found this post on Tom Sutcliffe's website; a photo-realistic journey through one of the Cape's most demanding gorge hikes. A nostalgic account of idyllic varsity days...   Photos by Billy de Jong One of the most remote rivers in the Western Cape is also one of the prettiest and one of the most secret. The Witels [...]

By |2018-11-02T04:06:12+00:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: NEW, Tom Sutcliffe, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-07-25T13:57:33+00:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: NEW, North America, Tom Sutcliffe, Trout|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

TOM’S NET – THE DRY FLIES OF OLIVER KITE

Tom Sutcliffe is a celebrated patron of South African fly fishing. He has contributed tremendously and arguably more than anyone in our country to fly fishing through his work, including the start of the previous Fly Fishing Magazine and being one of the key figures that started the Federation of Southern African Flyfishers (FOSAF), his [...]

By |2018-07-25T11:48:57+00:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Flies: Fresh Water, Tom Sutcliffe, Trout|Tags: , |4 Comments