• Gateshead 5

    Gateshead 5 - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Brown and yellowfish - Cape stream

    Brown and yellowfish - Cape stream - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Under water on the Sterkspruit E Cape 3

    Under water on the Sterkspruit E Cape 3 - Click the image to enlarge.

  • The 'sausage machine' Pot River E Cape

    The 'sausage machine' Pot River E Cape - Click the image to enlarge.

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    Highland Lodge 30 - Click the image to enlarge.

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Fly Fishing

Further thoughts on fly design by Ed Herbst.   Jiri Pechar and jig hooks. At one of the Vice Squad evenings, held every second month at the Cape Piscatorial Society in Cape Town’s CBD and organised by Tudor Caradoc-Davies, I watched the coach of the Czech national junior team tie…
 “Why do trout seem to love the sunken ant? I don't think they see many in nature but the sub-surface lacquered ant has been a winner for centuries. Maybe the double-humped, multiple-legged imitation is a genetically imprinted search image independent of whether it sinks or floats.” From 'The Essential Ant' -…

TYING THE KITE'S IMPERIAL DRY FLY

Monday, 25 April 2016 10:24
All that was holding me back from tying a Kite's Imperial dry fly to spec, something I've been meaning to do for ages, was getting hold of heron herl for the body. Then out of the blue, Eben Dowd, a friend from the Eastern Cape, kindly sent me a batch…
Last week the drought that has gripped the Western Cape for many months finally broke. Winds blowing up to 50 kilometres an hour drove in sheets of slanting rain that fell for most of the night. And forecasts suggest more rain is on the way. Only the week before I…

SECOND HAND SAGE REELS FOR SALE

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 08:49
SOLD Sage 4650, with spare spool, both with backing and neoprene bag. R2000-00 Sage 4640, with backing and neoprene bag. R1500-00 Contact: Gian-piero Melfi on 0828240667 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Click to enlarge images
- including Clem Booth reporting on fishing at Estancia Laguna Verde on Lake Strobel in Patagonia, a fly vest for sale, Ed Herbst writes of the Pink Lady and Koos Eckard's rod making skills, some interesting patterns tied using klipspringer hair, bidding still open on Clem Booth's generous offer of…