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FINE FLY TACKLE FOR SALE

Friday, 07 October 2016 07:30
A very collectable and fine assortment of good condition fly tackle is offered for sale as the owner is no longer able to fish. He has indicated that the tackle is in excellent condition and would prefer to sell all as a single lot, but this is negotiable with the…

EXTRACTS FROM MY SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 03 October 2016 13:58
The trout were difficult on an outing last week despite a clear day and good flows, but after recent rains and a dusting of snow on some nearby mountains the water was a cool 12 degrees. And we had to contend with a really tricky upstream breeze that teased the tippet…
Says Jan, fly fishing guide and WildFly assistant, Nottingham Road: Here's my report from the opening day spent on the Bushman’s River in Giant’s Castle on Thursday last week, and a follow up, fishing the Mooi River up at Game Pass on Saturday.  I don’t think there is a greater…
I don't have a crystal ball, but I have lived through enough bone dry, tadpole-throttling droughts in the Eastern Cape Highlands not to lose hope for the eventual full recovery of the trout fishing in this area following this last long dry spell, bad as it was. I remember a…

From my August 2016 Fly Fishing Newsletter

Thursday, 01 September 2016 14:07
For the past ten days I have been recouperating at home after elective surgery (which happily went well), but as a result there's been no fishing for me. It has, though, given me ample opportunity to re-visit a few interesting fishing writers, including Peter Hayes (Fly Fishing Outside the Box),…

TRAPPING FLY TYING THREAD TIPS

Sunday, 07 August 2016 14:18
Most spools of fly tying thread come with a slightly angled groove cut into in outer upper rim of the plastic spool itself into which the thread, floss, silk, holographic tinsel or wire, as they case may be, can be locked between use. But not all spools have this facility…