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...

Yellowfish Control Flies

Most of my control flies are tied using 3.5mm tungsten beads. Although the tungsten bead gives you sufficient weight to get your flies into the feeding zone it is sometimes neccesary to incorporate lead wire into the fly for fishing deeper water and stronger river...

Top 6 flies for Yellows revealed

In a recent poll in which 151 recreational Yellowfish fly anglers took part the 6 most effective flies for Yellowfish were revealed. The online poll was hosted by Flytalk – SA’s largest flyfishing website – and the results again proved that nobody...