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- 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…

A Festival of Rivers by Ed Herbst.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 05:46
Some of my happiest fly fishing moments have been spent at two annual fixtures on the South African calendar, the Cape Piscatorial Society River Festival which is held at the beginning of November in Rawsonville and the Epson River Festival, organised by Dave Walker at the Walkerbouts Inn in Rhodes.…

OBSERVATIONS FROM A STERKIES VIRGIN

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:40
OBSERVATIONS FROM A STERKIES VIRGIN by Laurence Davies with pictures by Dave Weaver, Jay Smit and Alan Hobson Over the years I have missed out on a number of invitations to fish for yellowfish at Sterkfontein Dam, so when I heard Jay mention that Peter Brigg had organised a trip…