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by Gijsbert Hoogendoorn Photos by the author and by Darryl Lampert including the header photo -   Stillwater fly-fishing has progressed significantly over the last twenty years, and my interest in stillwater fly fishing has evolved considerably since I wrote “My Six Pack of Stillwater Flies” on this website in 2014.…
Writing ‘Matching the Hatch’ saw a young university student, Ernest Schweibert, join the pantheon of fly-fishing greats, but by serendipitous accident I discovered that a similarly analytical approach to imitation and selectivity is being used here in South Africa – but with minnows. But to get back to my story.…
Nick Taransky on a New South Wales mini-grand slam; rainbow, brook and brown trout from tiny Australian streams In New South Wales, Australia, my friend Nick Taransky makes fine bamboo rods. He is also a small-stream fanatic and as we were coming to the end of our respective fishing seasons,…
- BY ED HERBST- In 1997, while in East London, I was introduced to a professional fly tyer, Harry Stewart, a Scot, whose Millionaire’s Taddy – a streamer made with palmered mink fur with a marabou tail - and his adult termite imitation made of spun and clipped deer hair…

EXPO 2018

Monday, 16 April 2018 07:37
 – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. By Gordon van der Spuy. The 2018 South African fly fishing and fly tying Expo will take place at Lourensford wine estate in the Western Cape from 27-29 July. The occasion is more of a reunion than an event really, an entire weekend of fly…

CLEM BOOTH ON LAGO STROEBEL, ARGENTINA –

Friday, 09 February 2018 13:56
Just back from another trip to Lago Strobel; long old haul and pretty tiring! But well worth the effort; it’s a special place. A bonus is the Lodge and the people at Estancia Laguna Verde, where one is wonderfully well looked after.  The weather - windy and cold - was…
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