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Little rapid runner

In conversation with Tourette Fishing’s Keith Clover – the evolution from fly-fishing guide to desk jockey. And back again… I first met Keith in July of 2006. The trip was a recce mission to suss the possibilities of running it as one of Tourette’s offerings. The plan was fairly simple: Use an inflatable raft to […]

Jah Booty

That’s how you pronounce it, Djibouti: Jah Booty. That tiny North Eastern African country nestled quietly between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. And that’s where we’re headed next week. Yes, that reaction you’ve just had; we’re used to it. And it’s nothing like its neighbours. Djibouti was in fact dubbed ‘Africa’s hottest new tourist destination’ a couple of […]

There’s always another river, somewhere

Trawling the Net in an effort to dig up some gems for a commission on ‘lesser known’ hikes I unearthed this: “The valley section of the six-hour circular will see you criss-cross an unspoilt river system, characterised by deep pools.” This, less than an hour from where I sit. What lives in those ‘pools’ – […]

Desert Tripping in Southern Oman… Part I

A little report from my 2013 Reef Raiders trip to Southern Oman…. I returned again this year for Reef Raiders 2014… which I’ll add soon… but here is the 2013 write up…. *** CAUTION – Conventional Tackle Fishing Ahead *** I’m guessing the words “ Middle East” , “Arabian Gulf” and “Oman” probably don’t immediately […]

Another Crab Fly

I tied this because I really couldn’t tie a decent Merkin. 🙂

Field Testing A Bastard

After mulling around on what fly to use, I settled for something a bit traditional, only I bastardized it….

Grunters At Night

Going to farther and/or deeper doesn’t always guarantee you fish, because the best time for man to fish, isn’t always the best time for the fish to feed.