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Saturday, 14 October 2017 08:03
'South African Fishing Flies ' – a review by David Weaver  -   Fly fishing, like life, is all about choices. The more choices we make the more instinctive our decisions become, the more we rely on our instincts the more fun we have. As a fly fisher, you will spend…

Thoughts on contemporary hopper design

Sunday, 01 October 2017 10:11
Thoughts on contemporary hopper design By Ed Herbst   At the recent fly fishing expo in Johannesburg, Marc Petitjean said that, as a professional fly tyer, he can’t afford to spend more than five minutes per fly. With the increasing availability of mix and match components this is beginning to…

Short rods for small streams by Ed Herbst

Saturday, 21 January 2017 12:14
- ‘Whatever its nature, Lilliput water in any form offers the fly fisher one constant thing. This is its store of bright, and somehow cheerful little trout, as wild as the midget creatures on which they prey. Sadly, few of us pay lasting tribute to the Lilliputs we know, forgetting…
Ngwenya Lodge is near Komatipoort on the Mozambique border. The Kruger National Park lies directly across the Crocodile River from the lodge and our annual getaway here allows us to spend time on a  deck, safely behind an electric fence, watching the park animals come down to drink from the…

Grayling on the Yorkshire Dales

Monday, 21 November 2016 10:52
- By Alex Hathorn with images by Stuart Minnikin. My article is prompted by the insert from Andrew Apsley in the July 2016 edition about grayling caught in the River Avon in southern England. Some years ago, while living and working in London, I made the acquaintance of a Yorkshire…
In a recent discussion with Alan Hobson who guides from Somerset East on some of the exceptional trout dams in the area as well as at Sterkfontein Dam near Harrismith, he told me that some of his guests have only one way of fishing – double haul your fly as…
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