Mind surfing, a term that describes the process of imaging a surfer (normally yourself) on a wave. It could be a real wave, a picture, video. Skaters often mind skate too; curbs, rails, gaps - Andre van Wyk is currently doing a lot of this... Andre, mind posing at the CPS conclave thingy (?) [...]
40 kgs to fit everything needed for a 5 week tropical holiday... Indonesia and Fiji. 8 islands. Lots of fishing. Lots of surfing. Lots of time in the sun... Packing becomes a head scratch, a logistical artwork and endless compromise! Getting ready for our Indo come Fiji trip has been super exciting. Figuring out potential [...]
Trawling the Net in an effort to dig up some gems for a commission on 'lesser known' hikes I unearthed this: "The valley section of the six-hour circular will see you criss-cross an unspoilt river system, characterised by deep pools." This, less than an hour from where I sit. What lives in those 'pools' - [...]
Intent. I was there with an intent. In today’s broken world of waste, refuse and discardment, I wanted to find a place untouched. Somewhere devoid of the signs of progress. I was disappointed. Bitterly. I had travelled thousands of kilometers to get here. I had scoured information for any source – and there wasn’t much. [...]
I left north, Ray headed south. He still had time and mine was running out. I wanted a few days of quality Permit fishing. So the plan was to head north to Ray’s favourite Permit beaches. Ray felt it was going to my best chance of getting a Yellow Perm. I dropped Matthew ‘Beefy’ Cocks [...]
Finding myself back on a familiar beach got me thinking. Had I over-reacted? My mother would probably say no. I had left an unwalked beach, that I had been spying on Google for ages, early. Were the Perms there today? Smashing crabs and snails in the shore wash? Did my rush out cost me? One [...]
A little report from my 2013 Reef Raiders trip to Southern Oman.... I returned again this year for Reef Raiders 2014... which I'll add soon... but here is the 2013 write up.... *** CAUTION - Conventional Tackle Fishing Ahead *** I’m guessing the words “ Middle East” , “Arabian Gulf” and “Oman” probably don’t immediately [...]
I tied this because I really couldn't tie a decent Merkin. :)
After mulling around on what fly to use, I settled for something a bit traditional, only I bastardized it....
Going to farther and/or deeper doesn't always guarantee you fish, because the best time for man to fish, isn't always the best time for the fish to feed.