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 […]

Chasing Tail

A short film by Andrew Harding about trout fishing in a shallow North Island lake. In his words: “Nestled on a high plateau in the central North Island of New Zealand, this small, shallow lake offers up so many moods in an amazingly barren, but beautiful surround under the shadow of an active volcano. The fish […]

The Mission

I’ve been flirting with the idea of putting together a fly fishing magazine for quite a while. About a year ago I got talking to Tudor Caradoc-Davies, a freelance writer, editor and fly fisherman who had much the same idea to create something fresh and new focused on Africa (but with stories from further afield […]

Free swimming sailfish on fly

Jono Shales from Exmouth Fly Fishing is known for targeting free swimming black marlin on fly; in this clip he hooks up with a free swimming sailfish. For those who don’t know these fish well, they are successfully targeted by teasing, but seldom react to a single plug or fly fished from a relatively stationary […]

South African Flyfishing Expo – The Video

The incredibly successful first South African Flyfishing Expo was held at the beautiful Lourensford Estate a few months back… The Feathers & Flouro Team were super stoked to be invited to tie some flies and share some knowledge, and we all had a fantastic time… full credit to Gordon van der Spuy and his team […]

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’ – […]

South African Fly fishing and Fly Tying Expo 2016

On the 30th of July, the first ever South African Fly fishing and fly tying expo will be hosted at Lourensford wine estate in Somerset West. It would be safe to say that this is possibly the most complete exhibition of fly fishing and fly tying yet seen in this country, with leaders in all aspects […]