Improved Bloody Squirmy

The Bloody Squirmy fly that I tied for carp successfully fooled fish (; however, the fly didn’t last very long due to the thread cutting into the squirmy wormy rubber material, which eventually peeled off the hook shank like scabs from an old wound. Not even UV resin could hold the damaged rubber in place (which […]

Misty Carpin’

The early curtain peep after a late night revealed a Cape Town that looked like the colour had been drained from the air. It was bone-rattling cold and I struggled to find the spirit to drag myself through the shower and out into the fog. Leonard’s whatsapp telling me to ‘hurry up’ got me going. The […]

Knock Knee Moments

You know them: first sight of a fish holding in a tight spot, that swirl, that inspection, that hook up that doesn’t stick… Here are a couple from last weekend…