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Ivanhoe Flyfishing Fundraiser -September 2016 by Dayle Mack

Ivanhoe Flyfishing Fundraiser -September 2016 by Dayle Mack

It’s always exciting when a private farm offers the opportunity to the public to have a fly fishing compo on their pristine waters in the KZN midlands.

Ivanhoe farm in the Dargle area of KZN opened up their waters on Sunday 11 September 2016 to the general public as a...

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Boston Fly Fishing Festival 2016-by Jeremy Rochester

Boston Fly Fishing Festival 2016-by Jeremy Rochester

Joining the masses at a fly fishing festival can be quite a shock to the system. I joined a team this year to fish the Boston festival that was held in the Natal Midlands in the midst of winter. I arrived at the Boston Country Club a little early, to put up some Xplorer...

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IFTD 2016 ORLANDO USA- by John Geils

IFTD 2016 ORLANDO USA- by John Geils

IFTD 2016- Orlando Florida

Sitting in the Orlando airport, waiting for my next flight, I’m trying to recall how many Fly Tackle Dealer shows I’ve attended since Xplorer started. It’s somewhere in the region of 17 or 18 shows since 1996. I was discussing all the destinations...

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Kosi Lakes- by Jeremy Rochester

Kosi Lakes- by Jeremy Rochester

On a bit of a nostalgia trip Glen and I headed to Kosi Lakes to join Ewan Kyle on a guided adventure.

We made base at the Natal Parks Board chalets nestled in the indigenous forests and settled in for the afternoon getting the tackle rigged and ready. The bird life around the...

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AUTUMN TROUT- by Jeremy Rochester

AUTUMN TROUT- by Jeremy Rochester

AUTUMN STILL WATERS
Over the past few years I have spent countless hours at the waters edge trying to figure out the behavior of our Trout before the winter sets in. The fishing seems to get really tough at times and all the tactics come flying out the tackle bag.
The past...

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Tying the PERDIGONE- by Keith Falconer

Tying the PERDIGONE- by Keith Falconer

Fly tying: River Nymphs. The perdigone / ‘pellet fly

In the world of fly tying there are constantly new patterns and ideas that are being tried and tested. One that has grown quite popular over the last few years is a nymph pattern called the Perdigone. The concept comes...

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Elgro River Lodge- Yellowfish Festival 2015- by Keith Falconer

Elgro River Lodge- Yellowfish Festival 2015- by Keith Falconer

Recently Elgro river lodge hosted their annual Small Mouth River Festival on the banks of the vaal river just outside Potchefstroom. For those of you that have had the privilege of fishing this amazing stretch of river know that it is one of SA’s top fisheries. With the...

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