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On Fishing - For those of us living in the Western Cape the recent rains have been welcome and already the dams are rising. The streams are running high and ice cold, not that it matters because the season is closed. But my friend Robin Douglas and I spent some…
 - It's been years since I had a break from fly fishing as long as this last one. I was out of action for a shade under three months with a back problem that flares up from time to time. So to get out onto a river again last week…
Last week the drought that has gripped the Western Cape for many months finally broke. Winds blowing up to 50 kilometres an hour drove in sheets of slanting rain that fell for most of the night. And forecasts suggest more rain is on the way. Only the week before I…
- including Clem Booth reporting on fishing at Estancia Laguna Verde on Lake Strobel in Patagonia, a fly vest for sale, Ed Herbst writes of the Pink Lady and Koos Eckard's rod making skills, some interesting patterns tied using klipspringer hair, bidding still open on Clem Booth's generous offer of…
Clem Booth makes an exciting rod offer for charity Says Clem: I would like to auction an immaculate Sage 0 weight rod, the iconic SPL model, together with a  matching Sage reel and Sage 0 weight line. I will get the outfit to the successful bidder. All proceeds will go…
In my last newsletter I wrote about the bamboo-ferruled, 7ft 3-wt rod built for me by Capetonian Stephen Dugmore. If memory serves me correctly, it was Bjarne Fries, the Danish rod maker who first brought the concept to international attention with an article in the April 2002 issue of the…