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Fly Fishing

So fundamentally, what we’ve covered so far is gold dust for any aspiring tier. The next thing I want to discuss is the concept of Economy in fly tying. Yes ladies and gentleman, less is often very much more! Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Most guys overdress their flies,…
UV torches and resins. Fly tyers eagerly embrace new materials and technologies and they were quick to experiment with Loon Knot Sense when it arrived on the market, along with the small torch which emitted ultraviolet light that quickly cured the resin. Click in images to enlarge them Where it…
Fail to plan, Plan to fail. Ok, this title is one heavy cliché, I know, but that said, clichés are clichés because they’re clichés! ‘Fail to plan, Plan to fail.’ This statement is so true, mind you, in life too, not just in fly tying. So many tyers attack a…
 - A gem of a rod on auction. Clem Booth, an ardent supporter of the Children’s Hospital Trust (CHT), offers this magnificent rod for auction, all the proceeds going to the CHT! Says Clem: I would like to offer a precious little rod for auction with all of the proceeds going to…

SHILTON REEL AND SPOOL FOR SALE

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:32
Ryan Bradfield has a  Shilton reel and spare spool for sale CLICK IN IMAGE TO ENLARGE I have a brand new, unused, in the box, Shilton CK3 reel and spare spool for sale. Includes Shilton pouches. R 4200 for both ex-postage. Contact Ryan  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Clem Booth, an ardent supporter of the Children’s Hospital Trust (CHT), offered a magnificent slit-cane fly rod for auction, all the proceeds going to the CHT!   Click in images to enlarge them The rod is a 6 foot, 2 piece, 3/4 weight Farlows Stream Series. The maker of these…
The first of a series of five weekly fly tying tips from Gordon. Says Gordon: So what started as a quick chirp on an email to friends has now grown wings and here we are, the first instalment with photos by a genius photographer. Drew , you were the catalyst…

EXTRACTS FROM MY 8 MARCH 2015 NEWSLETTER

Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:47
8 March 2015 fly fishing newsletter. Fires, fires and more fires… Of late I am no stranger to large, low-flying helicopters trailing buckets of water. Various bush fires raged last week in the Cape Peninsula and our house in Newlands was on the chopper’s southerly flight path. They’d leave early…

A Festival of Rivers by Ed Herbst.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 05:46
Some of my happiest fly fishing moments have been spent at two annual fixtures on the South African calendar, the Cape Piscatorial Society River Festival which is held at the beginning of November in Rawsonville and the Epson River Festival, organised by Dave Walker at the Walkerbouts Inn in Rhodes.…
An ingenious split-winged single feather mayfly imitation by ace Italian CDC expert, Agostino Roncallo – a wonderful pattern that almost outdoes his celebrated Mirage dry fly for simplicity and elegance! Says Agostino: I like patterns I can tie easily with just one CDC hackle and in my books, “Magie in…
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