• Holsloot rainbow 2

    Holsloot rainbow 2 - Click the image to enlarge.

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    Coldbrook stream Eastern Cape 27 - Click the image to enlarge.

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Fly Fishing

- A layman's view. Competitive fly fishing has always been a bit of foreign concept for me. I’ve always thought the idea behind fly fishing was to relax; the idea of doing it competitively sort of negated  that for me. So imagine my surprise when I was asked to come…
I have always been fascinated by the small streams in the Appalachian and Adirondack Mountains in the USA and avidly read articles by those who fished them such as Harry Murray and Fran Betters, so when I read of a book called ‘Adirondack Flies’ by J P Ross I asked…

Trout and wasps by Ed Herbst

Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:19
In his book, Fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which was published in 2010, Jim Casada says: “Without any question, the single most productive color when it comes to catching trout in the southern Appalachians is yellow.” Does this have any relevance to small stream fly fishing…
In one respect UV resins have replaced superglue in my fly tying and that is in locating tungsten bodies on hooks. This was always a precarious business as you wanted the get the tungsten body to stick to the hook but not get stuck to the hook or the tungsten…
This week I want to look at the concept of twisting CDC in a split thread. Well, actually , in a loop of sorts. Conventionally, when people spin CDC they split the thread. A nice multi-fibred thread like the Gordon Griffiths sheer is ideal in this regard, as it lies…
   Andre Van Wyk thinks it might be the fly-fishing camera for the moment! Says Andre: As always, loved your weekly newsletter this week; some lovely writing and images as always. Seeing the images reminded me that I’d meant to get in touch with you regarding a new camera I…

Why I fly fish by Hugh Rosen

Saturday, 16 May 2015 09:06
Says Hugh: 'Those who know me especially well, namely my wife and kids, have long understood the reason why I fish.  For one Father's Day early on in my parenting career, I was presented with a coaster that still lives on my bed side table, saying simply: "Fishing….A jerk at…
Last week we looked at the basics of CDC. This week I want to discuss the concept of adaptability. One is always better off getting the best quality materials for the job at hand. CDC is no exception, but very often one is limited in terms of the quality available.…
-A wake up call on from Pat Garratt. I write to comment briefly on the number of fly fishermen/women who release fish (of all sorts) with a gloved hand.  I appreciate that you, and many of our brethren out there, appreciate this, but I still see countless gloves in the…
JAN KORRUBEL'S KZN REPORT The long-weekend brought a few return visitors to the Midlands of Natal, and I am happy to report that their visits were not in vain.  Shaun Futter from Durban has been missing from the fishing scene for some time, but got a proper hog of a…
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