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Pete Brigg's December Paragraph

Tuesday, 07 December 2010 15:14
Trout are forever associated in my mind with thankfulness, reminding me of beauty and a sense of possibility. The fish rises, the rings spread. When I catch them they make a splashing crown of water with flashes of silver, gold and red for a moment, everything stops.
The search for the ultimate small stream fly rod Text and pictures by Ed Herbst I started fishing the trout streams close to Cape Town in the late seventies and from the start I was fascinated by the concept of low-mass ultra light line fly rods. I bought several from…

Pete Briggs November Paragraph

Saturday, 06 November 2010 03:47
SEASONS "I walk upstream on one of those mornings when the rising sun is casting a golden light over the high peaks. The landscape is already dressed in the warm hues of autumn, out in the west the sky is inky black there is a cold front coming in. Upstream…

Pete Brigg's October Paragraph

Friday, 08 October 2010 14:41
Pete Brigg’s October Paragraph - Buddies "I once read a quote about friendship. It went something like - "Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and then, others at first speak are old friends." This is true of fly fishers; there is…

Ed Herbst on new 'Whisper' rods

Sunday, 26 September 2010 10:29
Sage and Orvis launch new “Whisper” rods Fly fishing tackle junkies always look forward to the annual IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) trade expo held in Denver in mid-September. Dean Riphagen of Frontier Fly Fishing in Johannesburg, the Sage agents in South Africa, ( was there and I received the…

Pete Brigg's paragraph - Third in the series

Sunday, 12 September 2010 06:05
WILD TROUT Pieter Taljaard, Bushmans River KZN Out of the water they will suffocate - underwater in the cold, liquid atmosphere of the stream, wild, speckled shapes move the way of the flow  - skin ripples and gives against the current, bound only by the limits of skeleton the literal…