THE ALTERNATIVE ABSA CAPE EPIC RACE REPORT

This has everything to do with fishing. All dressed up with nowhere to go in the time of COVID-19… Now that some of the dust has settled on the first ever Absa Cape Epic that saw no dust, I felt it was time to pen some words. As I bash away at my keypad we […]

SEEING IS BELIEVING: SMITH CARAVAN MAG CHROMAPOP REVIEW

I’ve been using the Smith ChromaPop Caravan since December 2019. Here are some mid-term thoughts In short Exceptional detail and contrast pop from the ChromaPop lens Lens-change mechanism is fuss free and can be done on the water Fit is snug and comfortable Frame styling means you can wear off the water too Some background
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Meet the Tuscan Bunny’s nasty African cousin

Gas Hed Mullet

Spinning foam is nothing new (with the likes of Chicone’s Tuscan Bunny having been around for ages), but the technique has seen a massive resurgence in trendiness over recent times across the globe. Locally, LeRoy Botha is arguably at the forefront, with some truly remarkable prawns and other critters (as featured here) coming off his […]

A day up Shit Creek

Intellectual capital – only those who know are allowed to go… “Nobody owns the ocean. But you own the intellectual capital you have earned with your blood and sweat over the years” – David Mangum, from the film, ‘120 Days.’ Now Mangum is one badass mofo. He is the Florida tarpon guide by which all […]

So you want to go pro?

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 […]

Zen and the Art of Following Your Nose

'Smallmouth' is a misnomer, that is a "3 pattern

You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge. ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values I used to be fucking susceptible to #FOMO. I’m not […]

This is the holy grail of flats fly-fishing

The following feature was published on the Red Bull website: A permit is not (only) something you need to legally be on the water. It is indeed a fish. THE fish As addictive as fishing warm water shallows, ‘flats,’ may be to saltwater fly fishermen, they can be frustrating deserts through which many agonising footsteps […]