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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…

Pete Brigg's July paragraph

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 16:37
JULY 2011 - PARAGRAPH FROM PETER BRIGG I have been enjoying Harry Middleton's little book " The Earth is Enough - growing up in a world of Flyfishing, Trout & Old Men" so much that I was prompted to send an extract that people might find interesting... " ...... such a fish…

TARPON FROM CUBA

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 07:01
TERRIFIC TARPON FROM CUBA’S NORTH COAST  - DEAN RIPHAGEN REPORTS We had some really great fishing and good weather. Between seven anglers we boated numerous tarpon over 90lbs with three over 120lbs. The largest was 130lbs which was hooked on the flats. Dean Riphagen with a 120 pound tarpon I…

SOUTH AFRICA'S FLY OF THE CENTURY

Saturday, 09 July 2011 06:44
SOUTH AFRICA’S “FLY OF THE CENTURY” Research and text by Ed Herbst “The greatest discovery in South African angling in the past fifty years is that the yellowfish Barbus Halubi can be caught relatively easily on the fly as long as you know how.” That was the headline on the…