• Sterkspruit 33

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Fly Fishing

My new book is available

Friday, 21 June 2019 09:20
My new book is available     Yet More Sweet Days – Notes from a fly fisher's Life My latest book, Yet More Sweet Days, was delivered to my home this week after a long time in the writing and in the protracted process of publishing and printing. But, happily,…
- BY ED HERBST- In 1997, while in East London, I was introduced to a professional fly tyer, Harry Stewart, a Scot, whose Millionaire’s Taddy – a streamer made with palmered mink fur with a marabou tail - and his adult termite imitation made of spun and clipped deer hair…

EXPO 2018

Monday, 16 April 2018 07:37
 – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. By Gordon van der Spuy. The 2018 South African fly fishing and fly tying Expo will take place at Lourensford wine estate in the Western Cape from 27-29 July. The occasion is more of a reunion than an event really, an entire weekend of fly…
MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER Al Spaeth on fishing Sterkfontein Dam I have included an excerpt from a most interesting email my friend Al Spaeth recently sent me about a trip he made to Sterkfontein Dam this March. He went with his friend and fly-fishing guru, Alan Hobson. Both live in the…


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…


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…