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Pete Brigg's August paragraph

Monday, 16 August 2010 06:12
The pursuit of flyfishing has taken me along many of the paths less traveled, places of exceptional natural beauty, wild, rich in fauna and flora. In the beginning it was all about catching fish and yet even then the seeds of consciousness stirred; a rudimentary sense of connection to the…

Pete Brigg's paragraph

Monday, 12 July 2010 16:44
Peter Brigg and KZN small streams Pieter Taljaard, Grant Visser and Phil Hills in the Mhlwazini Valley Peter Brigg offers an interesting take on his passion for small streams, specifically in his learning that we never stop learning. I’ve said, and not just once either, that I’d give up fly…

Ed's Column - July 2010

Saturday, 10 July 2010 13:49
Exquisite Landing Nets The Fisknat net, made by Bob and Shannan Nelson, Tacoma, Washington USA Thanks to Google Translate, small stream fanatics like myself, Tom Sutcliffe, Stephen Boshoff and Mario Geldenhuys have been able to access the lives, thoughts and equipment of the nation that American author, Dave Hughes, considers…

Ed's Column - May/June 2010

Wednesday, 02 June 2010 17:54
Favourite internet rod building sites - Ed Herbst Wild trout on a Boshoff rod In the past thirty years I have searched constantly for the ultimate small stream fly rod. “Ultimate” in the sense of low mass, no flash and the lightest line possible – a rod that provides short…

Ed's Column - May 2010

Monday, 24 May 2010 05:39
ED’S INTERNET FLY FISHING – MAY 2010 The internet, as in all other aspects of human endeavour, has exponentially increased the information available to those interested in constructing split cane fly rods or assembling their own rods on commercially-available carbon fibre and fibreglass blanks. See Ed's article and the favourite websites…

Ed's Column - April 2010

Wednesday, 28 April 2010 18:12
Internet Fly Fishing by Ed Herbst In 2006, Ernst and Anchen Stofberg, a couple who farm at Rawsonville about an hour’s drive from Cape Town, gave me the opportunity to live in a house on their farm, Dwarsberg,  at a very reasonable rental. I will always be grateful to them…
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