Del Brown’s Merkin Crab SBS

Del Brown, a name synonymous with Permit fishing, is often credited as the man who originally cracked the Permit code. The secret to his success

ONE LAST TASTE…

“How can this be happening…” “And all this because people still eat weird shit” “How can one even begin to consider eating bats, civets, pangolins…Or

A MILD CASE OF CRABS

I recently returned from my annual trip on the lower Orange river and when people ask me what I love about fishing I usually simply

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

A grunter theory

South African spotted grunter has been one of the most praised, loved, frustrating, and hated fish, all at once, by the greater community and even

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

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

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

Fly head makes gas hed

Every now and then, a truly talented fly tyer comes along.  This year is my 25th year behind the vice, and although I can usually

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

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

Holá México Part 1: Cops and Triggers

Text and photos by Gerald Penkler “Infraction! You made infraction.  You cannot turn there.”  Intimidating rifles fondled at the window.  “Pay 400 pesos now or

The Upper Reaches of A Stream Beyond

It’s a “secret” valley high up in the Southern Berg that I have written about several times before. I even named my blog after the

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