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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…

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…

Pete Brigg's paragraph

Monday, 12 July 2010 16:44
Peter Brigg and KZN small streams Pieter Taljaard, Grant Visser and Phil Hills in the Mhlwazini Valley Peter Brigg offers an interesting take on his passion for small streams, specifically in his learning that we never stop learning. I’ve said, and not just once either, that I’d give up fly…

Ed's Column - July 2010

Saturday, 10 July 2010 13:49
Exquisite Landing Nets The Fisknat net, made by Bob and Shannan Nelson, Tacoma, Washington USA Thanks to Google Translate, small stream fanatics like myself, Tom Sutcliffe, Stephen Boshoff and Mario Geldenhuys have been able to access the lives, thoughts and equipment of the nation that American author, Dave Hughes, considers…

Ed's Column - May/June 2010

Wednesday, 02 June 2010 17:54
Favourite internet rod building sites - Ed Herbst Wild trout on a Boshoff rod In the past thirty years I have searched constantly for the ultimate small stream fly rod. “Ultimate” in the sense of low mass, no flash and the lightest line possible – a rod that provides short…