• Gearing up - Highland Lodge

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  • La Ferme 4

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  • Leonard Flemming on the Berg

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  • Molenaars Cape

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Fly Fishing

 – the developer of one of the world’s greatest dry flies, the Klinkhåmer Special, paints a most interesting and personal picture of what fly fishing and fly tying have meant to him. Says Hans: Not so long ago, someone unfamiliar with the sport of Fly Fishing, ask me to try…
Barry de Klerk says ‘I have the following rods and reels for sale.  All items are used but in good condition.’ 1. Orvis Clearwater Rod Click to enlarge Model: Henry’s Fork Length: 8’6”   Line: #5 This rod has an un-sanded blank.  What Orvis referred to as the ‘honourable scar’.…
And he has plenty of pictures to prove it.  Jan says water temperatures are dropping nicely all round, sitting at around 17deg.C for both in the stillwaters and the rivers.  I was concerned that a report of some 160mm of rain in the Giant’s Castle area while I was away…
So up till now I’ve been punting the concept of less is more. In this week’s chirp I’ll be looking at two very cool techniques. The first technique I want to discuss is the concept of a soft loop. In most instances when you tie in a material one uses…
Do you really know GEM Skues?   Almost every fly fisher will have heard of GEM Skues, the father of nymph fishing as we now know it. So let’s test your knowledge of this man. Answers at the end of this newsletter. Was he born in London, Winchester, Ireland or…