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REVISED DOUBLE-TAPERED LEADERS FOR ULTRA LIGHT RODS Article by Stanton Hector - Photos Tom Sutcliffe   Stanton on a Cape stream I first heard about double-tapered leaders from Leonard Flemming during the winter of 2007 after he was asked by Ed Herbst to test a number of convex leader formulae.…

DAVID KLEYN'S FISHING AND IMAGES

Tuesday, 09 August 2011 05:46
NOTES AND IMAGES FROM DAVID KLEYN IN JAPAN (David is a South African who got his first fly rod when he was about 7. Fifteen years ago he went to spend some time in Japan. He soon fell in love with the place and is still there. An accomplished photographer,…

ALL YEAR ROUND FLY FISHING ON WTA WATERS

Monday, 08 August 2011 11:50
WILD TROUT ASSOCIATION (WTA) WATERS TO STAY OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND FROM DAVE WALKER IN RHODES Earlier this year, it was proposed that the streams and rivers administered by the Wild Trout Association (WTA) remain open during the winter months to allow enthusiasts to fish for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)…

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…