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Imagine if you will the year’s first ripe watermelon. You’ve been getting up each morning, munching some world traveling supermarket fruit with your eggs and coffee, and stepping out the front door to face the day, more or less satisfied with your circumstances. 320 more words


drying off flies with a rubber band

funny how this old trick is old-hat in some parts of the world and unheard of in others. this great tip’s for the latter.
simple and inexpensive as can be, all you need is a rubber band or two to dry off a water soaked dry fly in just a few seconds and that’s it, no paper towels, drying patch or dumb chemicals. 217 more words

Fly Fishing

Dragon Fly Damsel

Great for Trout and Bass in the spring when they are hitting top water. 



Great dry fly for Trout when they are rising. 


A killer grayling fly for cold days in March

Today was the first day on the river in 2014 and was the splashing about dropping stuff-shambles you might expect, though I still managed to catch a couple – a cause for jubilation on a cold day in March. 275 more words

Fanwing Royal Coachman and Royal Coachman Wet Fly

I recently finished an order of Fanwing Royal Coachman dry flies and some Royal Coachman wet flies along with the drys. The Fanwing Royal Coachman was among the most popular of all fanwing patterns, which grew to popularity in the late 1920′s. 302 more words

Dry Flies

It’s still a delight….in any colour

The DDD is old hat here in South Africa.

(Photo courtesy of Tom Sutcliffe)

I did a quick google search for DDD. First time around I got all sorts of weird stuff, so I added the words “Dry Fly”, and still got no less than 89,000 hits!  740 more words