The fly fisherman’s ultimate brothel?

A photo essay about the tropical flats fishes of Alphonse and St. Francois atolls (Seychelles) Text by Leonard Flemming (the uncut version) Photos by Leonard Flemming (unless credited otherwise) This photo essay featured in Catch Magazine: Introduction It’s easy to develop an obsession around fly fishing. I suppose theoretically one could compare a fly fisherman’s […]

Honeymoon in Praslin

By Gerald Penkler Getting married is great, especially when the honeymoon takes you to Praslin Island in the Seychelles for a week and your wife is happy to fly fish too.  Praslin is a gorgeous little island, a short flight or ferry from Mahe. We had an amazing time swimming, sunning, cycling, snorkelling, and some […]

Tom’s Net – Witels River Photo-essay

I recently found this post on Tom Sutcliffe’s website; a photo-realistic journey through one of the Cape’s most demanding gorge hikes. A nostalgic account of idyllic varsity days…   Photos by Billy de Jong One of the most remote rivers in the Western Cape is also one of the prettiest and one of the most secret. The Witels […]

Blast from the past: Trout of the West side

Sweat dropped from my hair and eyebrows. It burnt my eyes and blurred my vision as I fell waste deep into another flood channel amongst tall palmiet that formed impenetrable platforms around the river bends. After dragging myself up a steep pebble bank I continued the upstream journey by climbing a cliff face with soaked […]

The Trout of Wind River Canyon

Photo essay by Jim Klug (www.klugphotos.com) While Wyoming’s Wind River country rivers are by no means new or undiscovered, what is new is that long-time guide and outfitter Darren Calhoun has opened a lodge on the banks of the Wind River in the middle of the Canyon (a place we feel is the most exciting […]

Fundamental Fly Tying – Part 1: Tools of the Trade

By Gordon van der Spuy This is a series of articles that will feature on fly tying made simpler, better, faster… Fly tying, like heart surgery, requires the right set of tools for the job. Attempting heart surgery with a steak knife sounds crazy but you’ll be surprised how many guys do the equivalent when […]

Shout in the Drought – Tourette Guide’s Week Photos

Mark Murray from Tourette Fishing  has an amazing ability to make me jealous as hell. Yesterday he dropped us mail with a few photos from their annual pre-season guides in Lesotho. Despite extremely low water conditions, the yellows were around… From Mark: After a busy tigerfishing season, the annual Tourette Fishing Pre-season guides week at […]

Deka at 10 mm

Photo essay of a fly camp to the Zambezi Deka Drum above Lake Kariba (all photographs by Leonard Flemming, unless credited otherwise) (This is the first of a series of articles that will describe my experience in the Deka area) Well-travelled African fishing and hunting explorers, Alex Jordaan and Russell De La Harpe (from Zambia and […]