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Fly Fishing

Says Jan, fly fishing guide and WildFly assistant, Nottingham Road: Here's my report from the opening day spent on the Bushman’s River in Giant’s Castle on Thursday last week, and a follow up, fishing the Mooi River up at Game Pass on Saturday.  I don’t think there is a greater…
I don't have a crystal ball, but I have lived through enough bone dry, tadpole-throttling droughts in the Eastern Cape Highlands not to lose hope for the eventual full recovery of the trout fishing in this area following this last long dry spell, bad as it was. I remember a…

From my August 2016 Fly Fishing Newsletter

Thursday, 01 September 2016 14:07
For the past ten days I have been recouperating at home after elective surgery (which happily went well), but as a result there's been no fishing for me. It has, though, given me ample opportunity to re-visit a few interesting fishing writers, including Peter Hayes (Fly Fishing Outside the Box),…

TRAPPING FLY TYING THREAD TIPS

Sunday, 07 August 2016 14:18
Most spools of fly tying thread come with a slightly angled groove cut into in outer upper rim of the plastic spool itself into which the thread, floss, silk, holographic tinsel or wire, as they case may be, can be locked between use. But not all spools have this facility…
  - Images of the month. These delightful photographs were taken by my good friend Robin Douglas – along with a few decent trout – fishing Bluegum Dam on the Lourensford Estate. Later Robin sent me this note on the nearby Lourens River: Click in images to enlarge Thought you…
In a recent posting on this website (http://www.tomsutcliffe.co.za/fly-fishing/fly-tying/item/1101-para-rab-with-spun-squirrel-hair.html ) I included a Para-RAB, Philip Meyer's celebrated pattern, tied with spun squirrel tail fibres set in a dubbing loop and tied in parachute style around a Poly Yarn post. (Any suitable wing post of your choice would do.) The method is…
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