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Fly Fishing

BETWEEN THE STORMS – Reminiscences of a fly fishing trip November 2009 Part 1 There was a time when I did my regular fishing trip from Cape Town to Barkly East in a day and always ended up with a heavy dose of highway fever, the sort of road trip…

Minor tactics in high wind

Monday, 13 December 2010 03:37
MINOR TACTICS IN A HIGH WIND I felt sorry for Gerrit Redpath on Saturday. He was down here from Bloemfontein fishing a Cape trout stream for only the second time in his life and our weather was in gale force mode. Chris Bladen was along taking a well earned day…

Fishing with a geographer - photo essay

Sunday, 14 November 2010 07:05
FLY FISHING WITH A GEOGRAPHER – A PHOTO ESSAY 13 November 2010 Gijsbert Hoogendoorn is a geographer working on his PhD in Johannesburg. He has fished widely but never on a Cape stream, meaning that this trip was a first for him. Unhappily it was a day when the water…
A DAY ON A STEEP-SIDED, STRAIGHT OUT OF HEAVEN MOUNTAIN STREAM Tom Lewin on the middle section of the upper Lourens This is the sort of stream I knew Tom Lewin would like – steep cascade water sprinkled with wild rainbows, a stream flowing like a crystal staircase through pristine…

October 2010 Newsletter

Saturday, 23 October 2010 10:12
22 October Newsletter Home page picture themes I am going to do a weekly theme on the home page. I had already started in a way with Vrederus, then Gateshead followed by Birkhall in the Eastern Cape. This week the theme will be small stream rainbows. Fly Tying I am…

Chris Bladen- Fly fishing in bronze

Saturday, 02 October 2010 06:52
THE BRONZE AGE OF FLY FISHING FROM COUNTRY LIFE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2010 In a Kalk Bay studio a talented artist is merging the worlds of fly fishing and art, with spectacular success * Chris' Kalk Bay studio When I first met Chris Bladen a decade ago it would be fair…