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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…
Mzelwa ‘ZAK’ Gwala passes on – A tribute to a great man and his link to a trout fly. I have time to spare. I’m alone in my mud-spattered truck in the Natal Midlands, drifting slowly up the ‘Meander’ route between Howick and Nottingham Road. On the southern skyline I…
Do you really know GEM Skues?   Almost every fly fisher will have heard of GEM Skues, the father of nymph fishing as we now know it. So let’s test your knowledge of this man. Answers at the end of this newsletter. Was he born in London, Winchester, Ireland or…