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Fly Fishing

Shortly before setting off on a trip to fish the Elandspad stream near Cape Town and the upper Olifants River in the Witzenberg Mountains near Clanwilliam, Ed Herbst asked me to try three flies he had tied, a Squirmy Wormy, his version of what Jeremy Lucas calls a Plume Tip,…
My Resolutions for 2015 … To never cast before taking a long careful look at the water To always fish the tail-end of pools and runs first To get into a position to throw the shortest cast possible To never false-cast over the water I’m fishing  To never crease the…

Testing the Simulid Nymph – by Ed Herbst

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 10:28
On the third and 26th of October two articles were posted on this website which looked at the role which the new generation of UV light-cured acrylic resins was playing in devising an effective larval imitation of one of our most prolific sub-aquatic insects, the black fly. http://www.tomsutcliffe.co.za/fly-fishing/friend-s-articles/item/957-black-fly-%E2%80%93-the-challenge-by-ed-herbst.html http://www.tomsutcliffe.co.za/fly-fishing/friend-s-articles/item/967-the-black-fly-challenge-%E2%80%93-a-postscript-ed-herbst-writes.html The…
 – including fishing low streams, a fabulous guinea fowl recipe, new bug collars to hot-spot your flies, the angling art of Brett James, fishing central North Island New Zealand and the streams of the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW Australia, some lovely fly fishing images from 2014 and more.  
Cane fly rod.   Click in images to enlarge   Brand new hand built cane fly rod imported from London – never used. An 8ft, 5wt built by Ben Maurice Foner, with a red agate stripping guide. Paid R7500 but will accept realistic offers around R5500.00 excluding postage. Cash is…


Monday, 22 December 2014 12:07
I have one Abel TR 1(for 3/4 wt rods) & one TR  2 (for 5/6 wt rods SOLD) reels & spare spools for sale.These reels were purchased a few yrs back and used on one occasion only. They are BRAND NEW in 10/10 condition. No marks,scratches or blemishes. They are…
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