Friday, March 17, 2017

|By Simon Graham

Reading "The Mission" issue 2 was like biting into a perfectly prepared rare Kudu fillet off the Braai (Barbeque for all you International readers) To say I’ve been hanging to get my grubby little mits on the latest installment ever since I picked up Issue 1…..is an understatement!! An elation very much a kin to the feeling I get when a fish grabs my fly.

Again I’ll repeat what I’ve already said before…….I’m proud to say, someone has eventually got it right and is showcasing the fly fishing scene here in Southern Africa in all its glory. Filled with down to earth articles written by, and about people who are truly passionate about the sport. I thoroughly enjoyed Jannie Visser’s article on Spotted Grunter which I can honestly say has become the bane of my existence down in Durban harbour over the last couple of years. Leonard Flemming’s Urban pursuit of fresh water bonefish (Carp) also ties in nicely with a great read on Jako Lucas a South African guide flying the flag high for us around...

Friday, February 10, 2017

|By Simon Graham

                                                                                       Click image to read the full magazine

When I was running my guiding business in Scandinavia, a part of the world where English isn’t the first language, Our two locally recognized publications “Flyfishing” & “The Complete fly fisherman” hadn’t still embraced the digital age yet so it was extremely hard to keep abreast of the fly fishing scene here In South Africa. So I turned my attention to those monthly publications that were pouring out of the States & Europe just to keep my mind occupied during the long winter months stuck behind my vice.

Hatches, This is Fly, Catch magazine, Scale, This is fly tying, Sexyloops, Le Mouching, The Drake & Mouldychum to name but a few, were and still ar...

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- Norman Maclean -

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