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EXTRACTS FROM MY OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 06 November 2017 10:28
- In search of Golden Dorado, a lovely Richtersveld trip, Andrew Apsey's fly-fishing journey Part Two, Jan Korrubel on stream fishing conditions in KZN, Greg Carstens reports on his fishing last week around Rhodes in the Eastern Cape Highlands and thoughts from Ed Herbst – * The year rushes by,…

EXTRACTS FROM MY SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 09 October 2017 09:39
  EXTRACTS FROM MY SEPTEMBER 2017 FLY-FISHING NEWSLETTER - A fussy trout; Stream of the month, the Swith in the Eastern Cape Highlands; Pierre Swartz on the Wolf River near Hogsback, Eastern Cape; Jan Korrubel's opening season in KZN, Clem Booth's happy discoveries on the Avon...   A fussy trout ...…
 - Most Enjoyable Articles from 2016's Newsletters... I asked a number of friends to review The Spirit of Fly Fishing's 2016 newsletters and select their favourite articles, images, flies, quotes, or whatever else had struck a chord with them; a thankless job, but they came up trumps. I did not influence…
With an afternoon free recently I fished a small Cape stream alone. In the first 100 metres it seemed the trout had disappeared, but eventually a few fish made a timid and tentative appearance. I was relieved to see them, given the drought we've had here in the Cape. One…

EXTRACTS FROM MY OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Sunday, 23 October 2016 07:55
Notes from my diary Last week we fished a local stream a short step ahead of a cold front. The wind was upstream, cold and gusty, the water temperature just 10 degrees and trout were scarce. But the upstream wind brought to mind a piece I'd just read by Oliver…

THE DRY FLIES OF OLIVER KITE

Saturday, 15 October 2016 04:57
You might ask why I write about Oliver Kite's dry flies in this modern era of super-specialised patterns that have evolved on the back of an almost bewildering abundance of advanced fly pattern designs. Today's dry fly trends lean to parachute, emerger, CDC and ultra-micro patterns and the addition of…
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