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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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

At The Gates Of Antarctica

Mauritia Kirchner falls in love with the far­flung Falkland Islands.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

A Rod Maker's Thoughts: Why Bamboo?

Stephen Boshoff elaborates on his passion for bamboo.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

In Search Of Natal Yellowfish Top Scaly Rivers Of Kwazulu-Natal

Carl Freese shares his favourite home rivers for hunting KZN scaly.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
Jan/Feb/Mar 2021

Fishing Through The Crisis

Fishing our way out of a depression

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July/August/September 2020

Umngeni Interludes

Contributor Andrew Fowler pages through his fly fishing diary and shares some memorable days on his favourite river.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
July/August/September 2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
July/August/September 2020

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.

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July/August/September 2020

UV Resin

UV Resin eliminates most of the problems associated with epoxy. Contributor Arno Laubscher is a big fan.

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July/August/September 2020

Douglas Sky 5904

This month TCFF puts the Douglas Sky 5­wt rod through its paces.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
July/August/September 2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
February/March 2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
February/March 2020

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.

10+ mins read
The Complete Fly Fisherman
February/March 2020

TCFF Sterkfontein Experience

2019 EVENT REPORT-BACK

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
February/March 2020

Eco-Warriors

MUSINGS AT THE END OF A DECADE

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
February/March 2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
February/March 2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
December/January 2019/2020

Maui Jim Local Kine

This issue: TCFF tests Maui Jim’s new super-thin glass lenses in wrap style.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
December/January 2019/2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
December/January 2019/2020

The Addict

Mike Wentzel Comes Clean About His Addiction To Tackle Shops.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
December/January 2019/2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
December/January 2019/2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
December/January 2019/2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
December/January 2019/2020

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.

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The Complete Fly Fisherman
December/January 2019/2020

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