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

Foam Turneffe Crab SBS

I’ve been playing with Turneffe proportions and materials the last day or so, particularly hoping to substitute deer hair for spun foam and micro ultra

Steffans Sudan Turneffe

Steffan had been to Sudan multiple times when I met him there.  His Triggerfish fly box was a shock to me -one fly.  Various weights

SBS – The Mighty Ugandan

A recent trip to Providence Atoll in the far outer reaches of the Seychelles, saw myself and Warwick tying up an absolute storm in the

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

FOSAF, the Salmo Taddy and more

While riding on the fly tying theme I thought it would be appropriate to introduce our readers to the Federation of Southern African Fly Fishers,

The ‘natural’ look

I’m writing this post because 1) it links up with two previous posts (which is also relevant while celebrating South African Fishing Flies); 2) I

The F.O.K.K. – Full On Kob Kalamari

I’ve been messing around with Squid Patterns the last couple weeks, mainly focused on GT versions for an upcoming trip in March 2018… But after

Alflexo SBS

The myth, the legend.  The fly that has embarrassed self respecting Alphonse and St Francois Permit for a few seasons now. My first attempts at

Electric Blue

The following informative article about catching bluefin trevally around Alphonse Island was published in Africa’s Original Fly Fishing Magazine: Ewan Naude and I had barely

Jam Fly SBS

Disclaimer- this is my version of the JAM.  It evolves each time I tied it, and is similar to the Jannies version 1348.  Hes now

Falloon SBS101

A few people have been on my case about a step-by-step (SBS) article on the Falloon. I am now convinced that it is a great

Fundamental fly tying DVD

Most of our readers will know Gordon van der Spuy by now – search ‘Fundamental Fly Tying’ on this site to see some of his articles

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