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-A wake up call on from Pat Garratt. I write to comment briefly on the number of fly fishermen/women who release fish (of all sorts) with a gloved hand.  I appreciate that you, and many of our brethren out there, appreciate this, but I still see countless gloves in the…
JAN KORRUBEL'S KZN REPORT The long-weekend brought a few return visitors to the Midlands of Natal, and I am happy to report that their visits were not in vain.  Shaun Futter from Durban has been missing from the fishing scene for some time, but got a proper hog of a…
- I am often asked why I fly fish and, to be honest, I have spent the better part of 25 years trying to figure that out myself. The reasons are as simple and complex as life itself and just when I think that I’m close to figuring out the…
 – the developer of one of the world’s greatest dry flies, the Klinkhåmer Special, paints a most interesting and personal picture of what fly fishing and fly tying have meant to him. Says Hans: Not so long ago, someone unfamiliar with the sport of Fly Fishing, ask me to try…
And he has plenty of pictures to prove it.  Jan says water temperatures are dropping nicely all round, sitting at around 17deg.C for both in the stillwaters and the rivers.  I was concerned that a report of some 160mm of rain in the Giant’s Castle area while I was away…
Clem Booth, an ardent supporter of the Children’s Hospital Trust (CHT), offered a magnificent slit-cane fly rod for auction, all the proceeds going to the CHT!   Click in images to enlarge them The rod is a 6 foot, 2 piece, 3/4 weight Farlows Stream Series. The maker of these…