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Fly Fishing

  CDC is possibly one of the greatest fly tying materials God ever created. It really is brilliant stuff. The only problem seems to be obtaining decent quality CDC. That to my mind is our greatest challenge in this country. The stuff available commercially leaves a lot to be desired…
– News from professional fly fishing photographer David Lambroughton with lovely New Zealand images, my new postage and artwork prices, Ed Herbst writes on the role of posture in sunken fly patterns and on Bill and Kathi Morrison of Bear Lodge Angler, gear for sale, lovely fly fishing images from…
- I am often asked why I fly fish and, to be honest, I have spent the better part of 25 years trying to figure that out myself. The reasons are as simple and complex as life itself and just when I think that I’m close to figuring out the…
– The Smalblaar. Robin Douglas and I fished the Smalblaar this week, but not before asking ourselves if the trip was worthwhile, given the dry conditions here in the Western Cape the past three months. In the end we went, if only on the back of the clear logic that…
For the countless years I have tied artificial flies and I have realized over time that my tying has become increasingly basic in order to produce quick and effective patterns. Here I introduce my latest type of parachute fly that I tie using a cock hackle wrapped on itself with…
Mzelwa ‘ZAK’ Gwala passes on – A tribute to a great man and his link to a trout fly. I have time to spare. I’m alone in my mud-spattered truck in the Natal Midlands, drifting slowly up the ‘Meander’ route between Howick and Nottingham Road. On the southern skyline I…