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A DAY ON THE WITTE

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 16:46
A DAY ON THE ETHEREAL WITTE RIVER, BAINSKLOOF Stanton Hector Chevaan Patience and I headed up to the Witte, beat 6 on Saturday. The weather was fine but not ideal with a stiff downstream wind blowing when we got to our beat. The fishing started off slow due to the wind…

KRAAI RIVER GRAND SLAM

Monday, 21 November 2011 16:01
KRAAI RIVER GRAND SLAM Article and pictures by Tony Kietzman Nick Appelbaum and a few of his friends were on their first visit to the Rhodes. They were staying at Gateshead where the waters were very low. Meeting up with them in the Thankshjalot Bar at the Centre of the…
BORON: FROM SCOURING POWDER TO FLY RODS From Piscator no 109, July 1982 By Don Phillips (Don Phillips has justifiably been called the "Father of the Boron Rod", for he did the pioneering stress calculations and holds patents for solid boron and boron hybrid fabrication. His restless search for excellence,…

Red tag fools willow grub feeders

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 04:58
Tight Lines Bulletin – Journal of the New South Wales Rod Fishers Society – November 2011 Red Tag fools willow grub feeders Some thirty odd of the Society’s keenest attended the August luncheon and were treated to a first class presentation by fly fishing guru Peter Morse. Not only is…

From an artist in wood - Steve Boshoff

Monday, 14 November 2011 06:47
FROM ARTIST IN WOOD, STEPHEN BOSHOFF The first prototype of a wood frame pack; at this stage with a 25 year old Karrimor sack. The intent is a dual pack in canvass, one for day trips, the other for over-night hikes. Rod straps to come. As light as aluminum, with…

Don Phillips solid boron fly rods

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 04:16
The solid boron fly rods of Don Phillips – Part 1 Ed Herbst ‘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,…