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THE NANOSILK BEETLE – BY ED HERBST

THE NANOSILK BEETLE – BY ED HERBST

 

Gudebrod 10/0: It’s a true midge thread, wonderful to tie with. My life is changed.

Ed Engle Tying Small Flies Stackpole Books 2004

A beetle imitation may not only be the most useful all-round terrestrial but the most valuable fly for general searching. The deerhair Crowe...

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Nkamba Bay Lake Tanganyika- by Jeremy Rochester

Nkamba Bay Lake Tanganyika- by Jeremy Rochester

 

Preparing for a trip to the unknown is always a challenge. The Wildfly crew had been invited to Nkamba Bay Lodge situated in the Nsumbu National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Northern Zambia.

 

The thought of fishing the longest fresh water lake on the planet...

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Right Place,Right Time- by Jeremy Rochester

Right Place,Right Time- by Jeremy Rochester

How often do we sit around waiting for the perfect conditions to hunt trophy trout? Looking at all the different weather apps, following the moon phases and making every excuse why not to be wetting a line.

Living in the foot hills of the Natal Midlands I have no excuse for...

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Touring the Xplorer T-50 10ft’s in Slovenia- Simon Hunter Bunn

Touring the Xplorer T-50 10ft’s in Slovenia- Simon Hunter Bunn

I have spent a lot time on the waters in Slovenia guiding over the past few years. I’m constantly amazed at the size of the fish that hold up in some the bigger holes and pools along my local stretch of the Soca river. These holes tend to be out of reach from the more...

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Chasing Salmo Marmoratus in Slovenia by Simon Hunter-Bunn

Chasing Salmo Marmoratus in Slovenia by Simon Hunter-Bunn

The Marble trout , Salmo Marmorauts , endemic to the western half of Slovenia , have to be one of the most elusive of the salmonid species on the Globe as in the simple fact of if you can’t find them, you won’t catch them. It’s pretty rare that one just wanders onto the river...

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Kamchatka Zhupanova Float Trip- Jeremy Rochester

Kamchatka Zhupanova Float Trip- Jeremy Rochester

I had been preparing the tackle for a bunch of mates heading off to Kamchatka in Russia, months before their trip. Listening to all the stories of this last frontier, the jealousy was starting to kick in from my side.

Two weeks before the group were to depart on their...

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STORMSURE Products- a must for all anglers- John Geils

STORMSURE Products- a must for all anglers- John Geils

It’s not often I get excited about a new product range, but when I came across Stormsure Products a few years back, I knew there was a market for them here. We often get customers that have come to us with waders that are torn or have fallen out of their warranty period and...

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Natal Scaly on the Tugela River by Jeremy Rochester

Natal Scaly on the Tugela River by Jeremy Rochester

With Spring in the air and all the social media hype of good Natal yellows coming out on the Umkomass and the uMzimkhulu rivers I decided to steal a day or two and head to Zingela river lodge on the Tugela River. The trip didn’t start well. There was a bit of political unrest...

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Chalk and Cheese- Northern Ireland by Christopher Bryant

Chalk and Cheese- Northern Ireland by Christopher Bryant

I remember a mid-February stroll down the banks of my local river last Year as if it were Yesterday. The sun shone bright and warm as the last remaining patches of frost thawed, leaving columns of steam rising from the riverbank vegetation. The daffodils and crocus had made...

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Kamchatka and the Xplorer Fly rods – by Jerome Mitchell

Kamchatka and the Xplorer Fly rods – by Jerome Mitchell

The fly fishing world has changed vastly since I picked up a rod some 30 years ago. The rods and lines are far more technical and have probably improved our experience. Even the clothing is now referred to as ‘technical’. We don’t even store flies and tippet in jackets any...

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