• Lourens River

    Lourens River - Click the image to enlarge.

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    Cape rainbow - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Bokspruit E Cape

    Bokspruit E Cape - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Moonlit rainbow

    Moonlit rainbow - Click the image to enlarge.

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Fly Fishing

Ed's Column - May/June 2010

Wednesday, 02 June 2010 17:54
Favourite internet rod building sites - Ed Herbst Wild trout on a Boshoff rod In the past thirty years I have searched constantly for the ultimate small stream fly rod. “Ultimate” in the sense of low mass, no flash and the lightest line possible – a rod that provides short…

Ed's Column - May 2010

Monday, 24 May 2010 05:39
ED’S INTERNET FLY FISHING – MAY 2010 The internet, as in all other aspects of human endeavour, has exponentially increased the information available to those interested in constructing split cane fly rods or assembling their own rods on commercially-available carbon fibre and fibreglass blanks. See Ed's article and the favourite websites…

Ed's Column - April 2010

Wednesday, 28 April 2010 18:12
Internet Fly Fishing by Ed Herbst In 2006, Ernst and Anchen Stofberg, a couple who farm at Rawsonville about an hour’s drive from Cape Town, gave me the opportunity to live in a house on their farm, Dwarsberg,  at a very reasonable rental. I will always be grateful to them…
CHRIS BLADEN Master fly fisher and bronze fish sculptor PHOTO-ESSAY by TOM SUTCLIFFE Chris' studio is based in the beautiful seaside village of Kalk Bay just outside Cape Town. He has fished widely around the world in salt and freshwater and now numbers many overseas clients among collectors of his…


Thursday, 30 August 2012 02:23
  Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   The Spirit of Fly Fishing 26 AUGUST 2012 NEWSLETTER FLY RODS GET EVEN BETTER – IS THAT POSSIBLE? Seems so from what I’ve just been reading. The Orvis Helios range certainly pushed the fly rod bar to…


Monday, 20 August 2012 03:31
  Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   The Spirit of Fly Fishing   NEWSLETTER OF 19 AUGUST 2012 HERMAN BOTES' PAPA ROACH Herman with a Largemouth Yellowfish  This celebrated pattern is covered in a posting this week by Gijsbert Hoogendoorn and Warren Van Rensburg.…