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    Two of my friends, both rod builders, Koos Eckard and Stephen Boschoff in Cape Town, have raised and answered an obvious question: Can tenkara rod be used to catch yellowfish? See  http://roddesigns.blogspot.com/ http://www.flytalk.co.za/forum/showthread.php?12375-Would-Tenkara-work-on-the-Vaal The perception is that a tenkara rod is too delicate to cast the heavy flies…
Carmen and I took a trip up to the Eastern Sierras this weekend and stayed up at 9000 ft at a small cabin. We hiked up to Treasure Lakes at about 11000 ft which holds some breathtaking views and even more breathtaking fishing. From our research, the lake and the…
Bernard Rigal, the man I mentioned many months back who refurbishes old rods, has made a big leap forward. He has taken over Pezon & Michel's complete caboodle (I don't know the accepted English words for the whole bang shoot plus/minus the locks, the stocks and the barrels).  Bernard has…
The important gains made by the trout industry with Government’s removal of trout from the list of invasive species, promulgated by the Minister of Environmental Affairs last month, are currently threatened.  Trout were removed because listing trout as invasive in areas where they exist would harm the multi billion rand…