Ascending caddis pupa
The ascending stage of a caddis makes easy prey for both trout and yellowfish – the reason why Arno Laubscher propagates tying a pattern that imitates it.
Rhodes AN ICONIC TOWN AND HOME TO fly fishing legend: Fred Steynberg
Like the prodigal son, we return to Rhodes to meet up with old friends and revisit rivers filled with memories and wild rainbows.
The TCFF Charity Initiative: FLY FISHERS GIVING BACK
After two and a half decades of publishing TCFF, we are honoured and blessed not only by the support of our readers, but also our industry in the main.
IN MEMORIAM: Gunga Donn
It’s always tough to lose a friend, but when that friend is a fishing buddy with whom you have shared boats, banks and lodgings, it is particularly distressing.
In pursuit of Weza
Sean I'Ons relates how it took 40 years for a story of a fishery and the people he got to know along the way to come full circle.
Six Of The Best Largemouth Flies
FlyTying Field Editor Murray Pedder lists the top six largemouth yellowfish flies for the Orange, Vaal, Vanderkloof and Gariep dams.
At The Gates Of Antarctica
Mauritia Kirchner falls in love with the farflung Falkland Islands.
A Rod Maker's Thoughts: Why Bamboo?
Stephen Boshoff elaborates on his passion for bamboo.
In Search Of Natal Yellowfish Top Scaly Rivers Of Kwazulu-Natal
Carl Freese shares his favourite home rivers for hunting KZN scaly.
It's Called Evolution
Our quarry constantly has to adapt to the everchanging conditions of their environment. It goes without saying then, that we, too, need to revise our fishing strategy to remain successful on any given day. Anton Hartman explains.
Fishing Through The Crisis
Fishing our way out of a depression
Contributor Andrew Fowler pages through his fly fishing diary and shares some memorable days on his favourite river.
Invermooi Estate - Jewel Of The Midlands
If fishing for brown and rainbow trout in both river and stillwaters is your thing, there are few places that tick all the boxes. TCFF takes a pictorial view of one such venue that should be at the top of your wish list.
Mind Your Manner
Largemouth yellowfish is our prime indigenous fresh water sport fish. Anton Hartman explains the correct handling technique to minimise our impact on this valuable resource.
UV Resin eliminates most of the problems associated with epoxy. Contributor Arno Laubscher is a big fan.
Douglas Sky 5904
This month TCFF puts the Douglas Sky 5wt rod through its paces.
The Boiler Room: FLY-TYING PASSION ANd INNOVATION
Field Editor Murray Pedder invites us inside a group of like-minded and passionate tyers who freely share information.
Understanding fly rod actions & fly line combinations
Contributor Anton hartman says that understanding what a fly line is designed to do will make a big difference to your success rate on the water.
The Maldives: POOR MAN'S GT PARADISE
Fly fishing for giant trevally is more popular – and more hyped – than ever before. The driving force behind this development has been the incredible fishing around some of the outer atolls of the Seychelles; names like Farquhar, Astove and, not least, Cosmoledo are right at the top of any GT fly fisher’s dream destinations. But with a price tag running from well above $10,000, it’s not for everyone. So, when you have GT on your mind, but your fishing budget doesn’t quite match the price tag mentioned above, you need to look elsewhere. Christmas Island? Sudan? Or, for a growing number of especially European fly fishermen, the Maldives. Welcome to the poor man’s world of GT on fly.
TCFF Sterkfontein Experience
2019 EVENT REPORT-BACK
MUSINGS AT THE END OF A DECADE
Spring Creeks and Dry Flies - The Pinnacle Of The Pursuit?
Selective feeding is the name of the game on spring creeks, so be sure to bring your A game, says TCFF Editor PJ Jacobs. But then, sometimes even that may not be enough.
Q&A With Frontier Fly Fishing's Tom Lewin
TCFF Editor PJ JACOBS chats to Tom Lein, part owner of one of South Africa's oldest dedicated fly fishing tackle stores, about its roots, vision and take on the local industry.
Maui Jim Local Kine
This issue: TCFF tests Maui Jim’s new super-thin glass lenses in wrap style.
Largemouth Yellowfish The Expert Approach: Part II
For most anglers, our most iconic and sought-after indigenous species, the largemouth yellowfish, is both mysterious and elusive. In Part II of the series, TCFF Editor PJ JacoBS tracks Marius Rousseau’s path to his success with the species.
Mike Wentzel Comes Clean About His Addiction To Tackle Shops.
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MARK YELLAND
TCFF chews the fat with guide and local fly fishing legend Mark Yelland and talk about his love for yellowfish.
San Pedro Adventures Ambergris Caye, Belize
From hurricanes and earthquakes, to gunrunners, clapped-out bicycles and dodgy houses, Grant Dryden and son visit the Gulf of Mexico in search of some silver kings and sickle tails.
Greenland Fly Fishing On Top Of The World
Thomas Søbirk Waxes lyrical about Greenland and its fishing, for good reason, as you will soon find out.
Climate Change - How Will It Affect Our Fish?
Whether you believe in it or not, climate change the world over is having an effect on water temperatures, and, as we know, this affects fish.