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- 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…

OCTOBER 2015 FLY-FISHING NEWSLETTER

Saturday, 14 November 2015 08:38
– including Steve Dugmore's new bamboo ferrule system, a Cape stream mayfly identified, a tribute to the late Keith Miller, trout in Spring Grove Dam in KZN, a new idea for picking up beads, Andrew Fowler's book 'Stippled Beauties' reviewed, Lee Wulff's 'Bush Pilot Angler reviewed, Sage rod for sale,…

SEPTEMBER 2015 FLY FISHING DIARY

Monday, 28 September 2015 08:37
For a change the weather in the Western Cape has been passable and the rivers are looking in good shape. I hear reports of some good trout coming out of the Smalblaar, but with a bout of plantar fasciitis in my left heel – it feels like you're walking with…

EXTRACTS FROM MY JULY 2015 NEWSLETTER

Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:06
FROM HANS VAN KLINKEN Says Hans: Here a few pictures  of a very rare catch. It’s a softmouth trout that I caught in the Neretva river in Bosnia last week. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmo obtusirostris Very much unknown about this fish. I think it only exist in four rivers in the world.…