Good Vibrations – the Sperm Clouser

So it’s old (and legendary) news that Bob Clouser designed the Clouser Minnow; but Bob also combined synthetics with buck tail in his flies and according to Clouser Flyfishing he settled on the combination of buck tail and Steve Farrar’s (SF) Flash Blend in his ‘best’ flies. The reason given in the description of this ‘Wild Hybrid […]

Bucktail and the beast

By JD Filmalter Bucktail jigs are the shit. I love them for many reasons. You can make them yourself and customise them to suit your every desire – much like a fly – changing weight, colour, hook size and so on. You can play with them until you feel you’re on the money. Also, everything […]

Tagging recapture

A dusky kob that I tagged on the 28th of August 2015 has been recaptured on the 15th of November 2016. It was recaptured in the same location, and in the 445 days free, it grew only 10mm. That’s right. One centimeter. It was released for a second time.  

Proposal for catch and release of dusky kob in the Breede River estuary

All anglers concerned with the future of the Breede river system, and especially the Breede river estuary, should pay attention to a notice posted in the Government Gazette. Anton Bredell, Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, have given notice of the submission of the Breede River Estuarine Management […]

What separates the men from the boys (?) – Part two: The DMA

This is the 2nd post in a series of articles that will focus in part on ethics of fishing and modern progression in fly fishing (in a South African context) Progression – ‘The process of developing gradually towards a more advanced state’ (Oxford Dictionaries) Saltwater fly fishing used to be the most intimidating discipline to […]

Jungle Fever – Gabon on the Fly

And so it begins… Over the last couple weeks, many of us have opened Facebook or Instagram to soon find ourselves open mouthed and drooling over the images of the fishery in and around Tourette Fishing’s Sette Cama Camp in Gabon, mainly portrayed through the incredible lens work of TF Head Guide Mark Murray… This […]