Hasta la Vista, Jimmy

It was judgment day, Jimmy had a week left in the South before he had to leave on assignment to fight metal off Angola’s coast and it was the last day on which we could hunt together before the fronts came. He got word from the resistance in the West that the uprising had arrived; […]

Lesotho Showreel

Richard White of Black Rock Productions was good enough to share this epic little showreel of a mission they recently did into Lesotho… “Scotty (@cartel_flyfishing) did some digging into rivers that should hold fish in them, then found the tributaries of those rivers which eventually led to the river we hiked into. Loaded with printed out […]

Expect the unexpected

A story about rainbow trout caught on the surface at night By Dale Hes Fly fishing has an incredible way of completely smashing all your expectations. Last weekend, we were spending one night at a large stillwater known for producing the odd brown trout, and we had decided beforehand that we might attempt to catch […]

A Growing Addiction

I met Daniel a month before I left the Seychelles. I had been living on Praslin for a couple of years and had caught my fair share of fish. Daniel had just moved out and was there to fish. We chatted briefly, shared a few notes and then I was off. We never got to […]

Grunter premonition

This short piece on catch and release fly fishing in our estuaries was published on the Red Bull website: While studying the giant mud prawn Ewan had a premonition of imminent chaos, that a spotted grunter would eat his Clouser Minnow. I agreed that his olive Clouser could be mistaken for the prawn by a hungry […]

Beached Pigs and Walking Prawns

Long the dream of those who chase grunter, the fabled prawn is a phenomenon that occurs in South Africa’s estuaries and lagoons. Kevin Flanagan and mates were lucky enough to hit it just right… From Kevin: Beached Pigs The modern-day fly fishing weekend warrior, can’t afford to pick a weekend with bum tides and unfavourable […]

South African Fishing Flies – The Sand Flea

(This is the fourth and final post on Peter Brigg and Ed Herbst’s new book, South African Fishing Flies – available on Amazon.com) The Sand Flea Talorchestia capensis; it is a Western Cape beach goer’s worst nightmare feeling one of these creatures crawl up a leg while sunbathing. Most of us (salt water fly fisherman […]

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 […]