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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, (http://www.frontierflyfishing.co.za/) 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…

Pete Brigg's August paragraph

Monday, 16 August 2010 06:12
The pursuit of flyfishing has taken me along many of the paths less traveled, places of exceptional natural beauty, wild, rich in fauna and flora. In the beginning it was all about catching fish and yet even then the seeds of consciousness stirred; a rudimentary sense of connection to the…