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Back to the basics with the Feather Mechanic

Back to the basics with the Feather Mechanic

The club was treated to a day of fly-tying by none other than the Feather Mechanic himself, Gordon van der Spuy. The synopsis for the day in his own words –"The workshop aims to acquaint tiers with the finer points when it comes to fly tying. The goal is not only to...

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How to make a loop-to-loop connection

How to make a loop-to-loop connection

One of the most important modern-day connections in fly fishing, the loop-to-loop connection is used for a variety of applications. However, the most common use is the junction between the welded loop on your fly line and the loop in the butt section of your leader....

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Introduction to basic fly casting techniques

Introduction to basic fly casting techniques

Casting with a fly rod is an art form that can be both challenging and incredibly rewarding. It takes patience and practice to achieve mastery, but the learning doesn’t have to be difficult. With an understanding of a few basic principles and some open space to...

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Basic nymph fishing techniques

Basic nymph fishing techniques

Don’t ever fool yourself into thinking you’ll make your fly look like a naturally drifting nymph for more than a few feet. With the average 30-foot cast, your fly will behave exactly like a drifting natural for two or three feet, sort of like a natural for 15 feet,...

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