Fly Tying Essentials – The Series

By Gerhard van Zyl Hi fellow tyers and feather benders. We are excited to start our first series on fly tying, showcasing the different techniques for tails, bodies, wings, thoraxes/collars, heads and weighting of flies. This series will show you close-up videos of...

Fly of the month January 2018 – The Squassie

By Gerrit Viljoen This fly first featured on the Flytalk forum some 7 years ago. It has stood the test of time and still produce plenty of fish when fished correctly. A great summer Caddis pupa pattern for Smallmouth Yellows in any system try it! Hook: C49 # 14 or...

Fly of the month November 2017 – The DHD Mini Para Hopper

By Simon Graham I’ve been playing round with a number of Hopper patterns over the last couple of months for my upcoming trip to The Bokong river in Lesotho. One of these patterns I’ve come up with I call “The DHD (Deerhair Dubbing) Mini Para Hopper”. I recently took...

Fly of the month October 2017 – The GUN

The GUN – by Gary Glen Young This is my go-to heavy nymph pattern, which I fish on point on a Euro-rig, or as my control fly in a normal indicator setup for all species. The “Golden GUN” version has proven to be very successful on carp in the rapids too. The...

Fly of the month September 2017 – The Largie Toad

By Gerrit Viljoen Photos by Ben Viljoen Photography The Largie Toad (“Largie” is short for Largemouth Yellowfish) was created by Gerrit Viljoen, owner of Gerrit Viljoen Fly-fishing Guided Services to target the once elusive Largemouth Yellowfish. The fly is a weighted...