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Fly Fishing

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…


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,…


Saturday, 14 October 2017 08:03
'South African Fishing Flies ' – a review by David Weaver  -   Fly fishing, like life, is all about choices. The more choices we make the more instinctive our decisions become, the more we rely on our instincts the more fun we have. As a fly fisher, you will spend…


Monday, 09 October 2017 09:39
  EXTRACTS FROM MY SEPTEMBER 2017 FLY-FISHING NEWSLETTER - A fussy trout; Stream of the month, the Swith in the Eastern Cape Highlands; Pierre Swartz on the Wolf River near Hogsback, Eastern Cape; Jan Korrubel's opening season in KZN, Clem Booth's happy discoveries on the Avon...   A fussy trout ...…

Thoughts on contemporary hopper design

Sunday, 01 October 2017 10:11
Thoughts on contemporary hopper design By Ed Herbst   At the recent fly fishing expo in Johannesburg, Marc Petitjean said that, as a professional fly tyer, he can’t afford to spend more than five minutes per fly. With the increasing availability of mix and match components this is beginning to…

Short rods for small streams by Ed Herbst

Saturday, 21 January 2017 12:14
- ‘Whatever its nature, Lilliput water in any form offers the fly fisher one constant thing. This is its store of bright, and somehow cheerful little trout, as wild as the midget creatures on which they prey. Sadly, few of us pay lasting tribute to the Lilliputs we know, forgetting…