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Shortly before setting off on a trip to fish the Elandspad stream near Cape Town and the upper Olifants River in the Witzenberg Mountains near Clanwilliam, Ed Herbst asked me to try three flies he had tied, a Squirmy Wormy, his version of what Jeremy Lucas calls a Plume Tip,…

Testing the Simulid Nymph – by Ed Herbst

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 10:28
On the third and 26th of October two articles were posted on this website which looked at the role which the new generation of UV light-cured acrylic resins was playing in devising an effective larval imitation of one of our most prolific sub-aquatic insects, the black fly. http://www.tomsutcliffe.co.za/fly-fishing/friend-s-articles/item/957-black-fly-%E2%80%93-the-challenge-by-ed-herbst.html http://www.tomsutcliffe.co.za/fly-fishing/friend-s-articles/item/967-the-black-fly-challenge-%E2%80%93-a-postscript-ed-herbst-writes.html The…
– Nick Taransky writes about the ephemeral but fabulous lowland streams in the Monaro region of the Snowy Mountains of Australia – Images are by Nick Taransky in a beautifully illustrated article where he describes these small streams as ‘hard, and technical, like the Henry’s Fork’, and says, he’s fished there…

Big crabs produce big trout by Ed Herbst

Monday, 24 November 2014 12:23
 South African fly fishers are fortunate in that the country’s rivers and dams are home to the Potamonautid river crab, the major food source for the otter and water mongoose. They are also relished by trout. They are, for example, a staple food source at Lakenvlei Dam near Ceres and…