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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,…

FRESH WATER BONE FISH - THE NATAL SCALY

Friday, 14 October 2011 06:11
CATCHING A ‘FRESHWATER BONEFISH’ – THE MOOI RIVER SCALY By Damon Mathfield It was a clear spring morning when I made my way down to section of the Mooi River in the Muden valley, otherwise known as the Golden Valley. Armed with my Horizon XRS 5 weight rod and matching…

FISHING THE DIEPSPRUIT NEAR BARKLY EAST

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 05:32
FISHING THE DIEPSPRUIT RIVER ON ROSSTREVOR GUEST FARM- A PICTURE ESSAY By  Robin Fick – Photos by Robin and Angela Fick Spent last week at Rosstrevor fishing the Diepspruit River on low and dropping water. Summer rains were late and the river needs a good flush. Algae covered the bottom…

SEATTLE and the SAGE ROD COMPANY

Thursday, 06 October 2011 03:16
SEATTLE and SAGE Peter Brigg  The trip to Seattle on the NW coast of America was our second to the area and primarily on this occasion to be with our daughter for the birth of her first child. It was preceded by a nightmarish 50+ hour flight from SA involving…

MAGNETIC FLY HOLDER

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 04:22
MAGNETIC CHEST FLY HOLDER I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with losing my barbless flies off my drying patch on my vest. Here’s a novel solution: a little hinged fly-box that opens easily with one hand and forms a platform to quickly access or store flies. A…