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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.…
News on The Spirit of fly fishing newsletter and my next book, Yet More Sweet Days  After careful consideration I have decided to send out this newsletter once a month rather than once a week, at least until the next book, Yet More Sweet Days, is finished. Regular contributors –…
including fishing the Tees, wild rainbows at Injisuthi in the Drakensberg, an Orvis Helios fly rod on offer, fishing a remote stream in Victoria Australia and an equally remote stream in Western Australia, the opening of the South African Fly Fishing Exhibition at the Catskill Fly Fishing Centre and Museum,…
– The Smalblaar. Robin Douglas and I fished the Smalblaar this week, but not before asking ourselves if the trip was worthwhile, given the dry conditions here in the Western Cape the past three months. In the end we went, if only on the back of the clear logic that…