• Gateshead 5

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    Storm coming - Syd's dam HL - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Release in bubble water

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Fly Fishing

THE SOUTH AFRICAN FLY TYING OPEN 2018.

Saturday, 17 February 2018 06:32
By Gordon van der Spuy. Last year saw the kick off of the inaugural South African Fly Tyer of the Year. The competition was won by Philip Meyer who tied a really solid selection of flies. The defining feature of all of his creations is that they seem to break…

CLEM BOOTH ON LAGO STROEBEL, ARGENTINA –

Friday, 09 February 2018 13:56
Just back from another trip to Lago Strobel; long old haul and pretty tiring! But well worth the effort; it’s a special place. A bonus is the Lodge and the people at Estancia Laguna Verde, where one is wonderfully well looked after.  The weather - windy and cold - was…

FINDING YELLOWFISH HEAVEN IN LESOTHO

Thursday, 08 February 2018 13:39
Text and fly images by Gordon van der Spuy. Other images per Tourette Fishing. * Crossing the border from Ficksburg into Lesotho is an attack on the senses, literally and figuratively. It’s hard to imagine that you’re only a hundred meters from South Africa. The first thing that hits you…

NEW THOUGHTS ON FISHING STERKFONTEIN DAM

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:05
NEW THOUGHTS ON FISHING STERKFONTEIN DAM –  Text and images by ALAN HOBSON I have just returned from a week’s break to Sterkfontein dam, which re-affirms why fly fishing is such an incredible sport. The dynamics of the dam have changed somewhat, the water level not being quite full has left…
Fly tying for older folk  - and some modern fly tying developments generally. Ed Herbst. Just as fly fishing becomes more difficult with advancing age, so too does fly tying. Vision deteriorates and the hands start to tremble Although a lack of balance now makes angling impossible for me, I…

EXTRACTS FROM MY OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 06 November 2017 10:28
- In search of Golden Dorado, a lovely Richtersveld trip, Andrew Apsey's fly-fishing journey Part Two, Jan Korrubel on stream fishing conditions in KZN, Greg Carstens reports on his fishing last week around Rhodes in the Eastern Cape Highlands and thoughts from Ed Herbst – * The year rushes by,…
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