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EXTRACTS FROM MY DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 21 December 2015 08:45
  Not three Wise Men bearing gifts; rather, three Wise Anglers hidden in Christmas trees!   From Hugh Rosen in La Jolla California Hugh is a highly respected medical research scientist and a keen fly fisher and fly tyer who often graces this column with his articles. He sent this…

EXTRACTS FROM MY NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 07 December 2015 08:00
Quotes of the month I've chosen two quotes this month from one of fly fishing's most skilled and prolific writers, Nick Lyons. The first is a longish piece that perfectly illustrates Nick's remarkable skills as a wordsmith. His prose is right up there with the best angling writers of all…
Matt started fly fishing in 2002 and joined the competitive scene a few years later. He was selected to fish for Western Province at the Nationals in 2008, and represented his Province in seven National Championships, his team winning two golds, two silvers and a bronze medal, including an Individual silver…
I am blessed with a few good friends who enjoy catching fish on the sensors of their cameras as much as taking them on a rod and line. Billy de Jong, Darryl Lampert, Leonard Flemming, Gerrit Redpath, Ritchie Morris, Keith and Ian Douglas, to name just a few, are all…
Black wattles line the banks of many streams in the KZN and Eastern Cape highlands, on the eastern side of the escarpment. In fact when flying over the landscape, or looking at an orthophoto, you can see where the rivers run by tracing the snaking ribbons of wattle trees. The…
Cape Piscatorial Society committee member, Tudor Caradoc- Davies, has been doing an outstanding job with the ‘Vice Squad’ fly tying evenings which he initiated at the Society’s rooms in Cape Town’s CBD. The format is that he invites three tyers to demonstrate their latest patterns, pizzas are ordered towards the…