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Trout and wasps by Ed Herbst

Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:19
In his book, Fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which was published in 2010, Jim Casada says: “Without any question, the single most productive color when it comes to catching trout in the southern Appalachians is yellow.” Does this have any relevance to small stream fly fishing…
   Andre Van Wyk thinks it might be the fly-fishing camera for the moment! Says Andre: As always, loved your weekly newsletter this week; some lovely writing and images as always. Seeing the images reminded me that I’d meant to get in touch with you regarding a new camera I…

Why I fly fish by Hugh Rosen

Saturday, 16 May 2015 09:06
Says Hugh: 'Those who know me especially well, namely my wife and kids, have long understood the reason why I fish.  For one Father's Day early on in my parenting career, I was presented with a coaster that still lives on my bed side table, saying simply: "Fishing….A jerk at…
-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…