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 “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…
Clem Booth extends his exciting rod offer for charity! Says Clem: I would like to auction an immaculate Sage 0 weight rod, the iconic SPL model, together with a  matching Sage reel and Sage 0 weight line. I will get the outfit to the successful bidder. All proceeds will go…

One nymph to rule them all.

Sunday, 17 January 2016 08:09
A visit to Shangri-La - which for me may happen only once in a lifetime, was a high and rare privilege and a trip with my son that is unforgettable… Words and pictures by Hugh Rosen. If you are lucky in your fishing friends, you have won a lottery of…