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September is always a time of great excitement for the stream anglers, as the 1st heralds the official opening of the river season after a long wait of three months when our season closes for winter spawning, although I suppose that a three month wait is better than the four…

SEPTEMBER 2015 FLY FISHING DIARY

Monday, 28 September 2015 08:37
For a change the weather in the Western Cape has been passable and the rivers are looking in good shape. I hear reports of some good trout coming out of the Smalblaar, but with a bout of plantar fasciitis in my left heel – it feels like you're walking with…
While researching my recent article on the chronology of convex leaders I came across a few paragraphs in a book by Al McClane that I thought made a worthwhile contribution to the debate on whether tippets should float or sink. When I could still fish, I visited the small mountain…

EXTRACTS FROM MY JULY 2015 NEWSLETTER

Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:06
FROM HANS VAN KLINKEN Says Hans: Here a few pictures  of a very rare catch. It’s a softmouth trout that I caught in the Neretva river in Bosnia last week. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmo obtusirostris Very much unknown about this fish. I think it only exist in four rivers in the world.…
Convex leaders came to mind after a recent discussion with Mike McKeown of Frontier Fly Fishing in Johannesburg which organises trips to Lake Strobel (aka ‘Jurassic Lake’). Gales are routine there and I wondered if convex leaders might be of some use in such conditions Here is a chronology of…