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Cath Fly Tying, Tying Flies in Kenya

I was surprised recently to be contacted by Catherine Akondo of Kakamega, Kenya, exploring the possibility of marketing trout and bass fishing flies tied locally in Kenya and marketed through a few organizations in UK, Canada and the US. The company, Cath Fly, is an offshoot of the more famous Ant Top Fly Company based […]

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Nyanga Zimbabwe

Connemara Township, Nyanga – A Fly Fisherman’s Paradise

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion - Fly Fish Africa 2013

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Getting the Reels in Motion – Fly Fish Africa 2013The greatest peril in life lies in the fact that human food consists entirely of souls. All the creatures that we have to kill and eat, all those that we have to strike down and destroy […]

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South African Fishing Flies

It really is quite extraordinary how well supported, deeply rooted and innovative the South African fly fishing fraternity is. One of the first things I did when I arrived in the country was to make my way down to the local bookshop to see what literature there was available on local South African fly fishing […]

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Catching Kariba Bream on a Fly

Bream in their many forms are a ubiquitous fish throughout Africa, and although they have a slightly mundane reputation – perhaps because they are so common and are caught in such large numbers, even to the extent that they are a dietary staple in many regions – they are a worthwhile sport fish, and are […]

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Fly Fishing in South Africa

It usually comes as quite a surprise to many European and North American fly anglers to learn that a strong and long standing tradition of fly fishing exists in South Africa. In fact both Kenya and Zimbabwe also offer modest fly fishing options – each of which being a little bit of a hangover from […]

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