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THE WILD TROUT ASSOCIATION

Sunday, 07 August 2011 12:41
Wild Trout Association celebrates 20th anniversary By Ed Herbst Most countries where fly fishing is practised have organisations that promote the sport or a specific fish species. The USA, for example, has Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Flyfishers and the UK has the Grayling Society. In South Africa we…

A VERY SPECIAL BAMBOO ROD RETURNS

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 07:33
THE RETURN OF THE CC DE FRANCE by Ed Herbst Pictures by Callum Glastone and Tom Moran  In a previous post on this website I said that Briton, Tom Moran, was regarded by many as the finest builder of split cane fly rods in the world today. “With Tom Moran…

TYING THE TVN NYMPH

Sunday, 24 July 2011 14:56
TYING THE TVN NYMPH AND SOME HISTORY OF FISHING FOR YELLOWFISH IN SOUTH AFRICA By Charl du Plessis and some history from Justin McConville Theo van Niekerk tied the TVN to imitate a small fresh water mussel, Corbicula fuminalis. These are very plentiful in the Vaal River and grow to…

AUCTION OF ED HERBST RODS AND REELS

Thursday, 21 July 2011 04:49
A once-off auction of small stream rods and reels belonging to Ed Herbst   To fly fishers the value in these items is multifold.  Firstly, they belong to Ed Herbst, South Africa’s premier “delicate” fly fishermen.  Secondly, they were commissioned by Ed to meet specific conditions. As he learnt more,…

FLY FISHING RHODES IN MID WINTER

Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:51
FLY FISHING RHODES AND BARKLY IN MID WINTER Text Gijsbert Hoogendoorn; pictures Warren van Rensburg After hearing that the water levels were good in the Rhodes and Barkly area, Warren van Rensburg, Jan Coetzer headed down to the Centre of the Universe. The first day of our trip we fished…

The EFFTEX tackle show

Monday, 18 July 2011 15:32
EFFTEX AWARDS By Ed Herbst Tom Lewin, Dean Riphagen, Mike McKeown and other staff members at Frontier Fly Fishing in Johannesburg http://www.frontierflyfishing.co.za/ were understandably elated when the Sage One fly rod was chosen as the best  fly rod on show at the annual European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) in…