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 Gordon Van der Spuy writes on the programme and list of participants and events for the  ' South African Fly fishing and Fly Tying Expo 2016' -  Says Gordon vorganiser of the event: We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who made this day possible. We…

Vrederus, April 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016 14:01
– Being an essay on discovering new and remote small stream fishing grounds, fishing small streams in testy conditions, and making the unexpected and surprising revelation that bamboo fly rods beat anything else on tiny waters. Text and images (unless otherwise stated) by Greg Carstens... With the recent spate of…
 “Why do trout seem to love the sunken ant? I don't think they see many in nature but the sub-surface lacquered ant has been a winner for centuries. Maybe the double-humped, multiple-legged imitation is a genetically imprinted search image independent of whether it sinks or floats.” From 'The Essential Ant' -…
- Text and images from Paul and Marion Frost. Says Paul:  My wife  Marion and I flew into San Carlos de Bariloche in the Lake District of Argentina from São Paulo, Brazil. SAA's flight from Jo'burg to São Paulo is the only direct flight from Africa into South America. Our…
- text and images per Paul Curtis. Between 1909 and 1938 the South African Railways publicity department was responsible for most of South Africa’s internal and international tourism advertising – commissioning and publishing books, booklets and brochures on South Africa as the place to visit for the scenery, game viewing,…

Fishing the Thredbo River

Monday, 15 February 2016 07:43
Fishing the Thredbo River using fly lines and LDL leaders designed by Japanese master Naoto Shibuya to get better drag-free drifts in challenging water. Text and images by Nick Taransky. (Nick is a renowned bamboo rod maker living in Monaro near Canberra in New South Wales, Australia. We have shared…