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- BY ED HERBST- In 1997, while in East London, I was introduced to a professional fly tyer, Harry Stewart, a Scot, whose Millionaire’s Taddy – a streamer made with palmered mink fur with a marabou tail - and his adult termite imitation made of spun and clipped deer hair…

EXPO 2018

Monday, 16 April 2018 07:37
 – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. By Gordon van der Spuy. The 2018 South African fly fishing and fly tying Expo will take place at Lourensford wine estate in the Western Cape from 27-29 July. The occasion is more of a reunion than an event really, an entire weekend of fly…

CLEM BOOTH ON LAGO STROEBEL, ARGENTINA –

Friday, 09 February 2018 13:56
Just back from another trip to Lago Strobel; long old haul and pretty tiring! But well worth the effort; it’s a special place. A bonus is the Lodge and the people at Estancia Laguna Verde, where one is wonderfully well looked after.  The weather - windy and cold - was…

FINDING YELLOWFISH HEAVEN IN LESOTHO

Thursday, 08 February 2018 13:39
Text and fly images by Gordon van der Spuy. Other images per Tourette Fishing. * Crossing the border from Ficksburg into Lesotho is an attack on the senses, literally and figuratively. It’s hard to imagine that you’re only a hundred meters from South Africa. The first thing that hits you…

NEW THOUGHTS ON FISHING STERKFONTEIN DAM

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:05
NEW THOUGHTS ON FISHING STERKFONTEIN DAM –  Text and images by ALAN HOBSON I have just returned from a week’s break to Sterkfontein dam, which re-affirms why fly fishing is such an incredible sport. The dynamics of the dam have changed somewhat, the water level not being quite full has left…
Fly tying for older folk  - and some modern fly tying developments generally. Ed Herbst. Just as fly fishing becomes more difficult with advancing age, so too does fly tying. Vision deteriorates and the hands start to tremble Although a lack of balance now makes angling impossible for me, I…
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