Sunday, December 13, 2009

Classic Fly Fishing Shots - Gary le Grange ( Sterkfontein)

Thanks Gary , awesome photos.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another day n Paradise

Lu , Tyrone and Remerio are currently scouting some new water around Seychelles. These two permit were caught and landed with in 45 min off each other , this definitely hold some promise. We will keep you updated on any future happenings.

One more thing , both these fish chowed the new " permit pleaser" give the shop a ring or send us a mail if you would like the dressing, or want to order a few custom flies.
You would also note , the rod in action is a Thomas & Thomas APEX 9wt fitted with a Ross CLA 4 reel.

Well done Mr Claven !!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sterkies on the Menu - Gary le Grange

Gary , Lionel & Mark was guided by Dave Weaver this past weekend at Sterkfontein dam. The guys had some really bad weather , but once the weather lifted the fish was on.

Gary and GOLD

Mark and his BIG sterkies Yellow.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monster Trout - Chile

John Bredin and a 10KG monster Rainbow.
These guys were the winners of the 2008 Corporate Challenge.

Murray ( not Murray Pedder ) and another 10kg Rainbow.

Most of their fish were caught on custom tied flies from the shop!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

AJ Pretoruis & Milk Fish

Aj Pretoruis landed this beauty off the Southern Island of Oman in the Persian Gulf. Well done , Chances Chances

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fly Travel - Unlimited Fishing expeditions 2010

Our expeditions for 2010 at this stage will be the following:

14 - 20 March : Amazon - Peacock Bass

16 - 20 June : Tigers @ Sekoma

June/July : Alaska

5 - 16 September: Tarpon in Costa Rica

The following will also be on the cards , but is still in the very beginning:

April / May : Highland Lodge ( If there is enough water we will be the first guys to fish this pristine still water again)

September / October : Taimen in Mongolia

If you need any more info , follow the link or send me a mail on

Jack Gartside 1942 - 2009

We were saddened to learn that after a long tough fight, Jack Gartside lost his battle with lung cancer.

Jack Gartside was counted one the most innovative and prolifically inventive fly tyers of the modern era. He got his first fly tying lesson in 1956 . Ever since he's been tying and fishing, accumulating an extraordinary range of fishing experience in fresh and salt water. He was one of the first fly tyers profiled in Sports Illustrated magazine (Oct. 12, 1982). Jack's best-known original patterns include the Gurgler, Sparrow, Soft Hackle Streamer, and the Gartside Pheasant Hopper. His designs have been featured in Eric Leiser's Book of Fly Patterns, Judith Dunham's The Art of the Trout Fly, Lefty Kreh's Salt Water Fly Patterns, Dick Stewart's Salt Water Flies, and Dick Brown's Flyfishing for Bonefish.

Friday, November 6, 2009



Unfortunately this was not landed on fly, but this is still worth showing of.

" this is from a e mail we received "

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fresh from the Vice

Fresh from Maurice's vice

This fly resemble the " common Ghielliemientjie " a small indigenous fish which occur in the Vaal & Orange river system. This is one of the Large mouth yellow fish's main food sources.

This version of the " Dikkop Ghielliemientjie" is enhanced further with the use op a petijean magic head. The fly will have a natural fish like movement when retrieved.

These flies were tied with SF Blend and Mirror image.
Thanks Kaptein for the info

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barbel Run Tigers

Rudolf Robberts , had a awesome trip late September on the Okavango river. This is a few shots of the Tiger's and bream landed

Awesome action pic.

Nice Tiger !!

The business end , beware

Check the colors.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Next ?


Two weeks , this is the time spend back in our lovely country SA. The big question now , what's NEXT ?

It is not uncommon for Tarpon aficionados to ask this question over and over, once you have been gazed upon by the SILVER KING life will never be the same.

It is also not uncommon to wake during the wee hours , screaming , kicking and soaking wet ... half way into the fight. Your arms ,legs and fingers weak , shaking and cramping , .. for f... sakes you have been pulling on a fly rod connected to a SILVER train...........

I can see the look in Murray's eyes , there definitely is a glint of SILVER present.... and he is not the only one.

Well , dit is nou genoeg , just had to put something down on "paper" , will be honest , dink nie dit het regtig gewerk nie ....

We will definitely be back next SEPTEMBER !

Friday, September 11, 2009

Silver Kings

The Silver King
just a few pics from our recent trip to Costa Rica

Paul Andrews , Carlos and of course SILVER

Real mates, Roger on the point of being pulled over board

This is Tarpon on Fly , real close combat.

Double trouble, we had a few of these , 2 x Tarpon 2 x FUN

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tiger , Tiger burning bright

Tiger Time

Jackie Gouverneur managed to land these beauties, If you are looking for any COLUMBIA Clothing , Jackie is the one to talk to.

While fishing at Sekoma she managed to get this brute of over 13 pounds to the boat.

This tiger weighed in at just over 10 pounds , check the scissors on this one!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How's your LARGIE

Monday Yellows

Tjopie eventually became a T-Bone, well done Tyrone. Of course this awesome fish was put back to be caught another day

Morris and a Golden largemouth yellow.

Tyrone releasing the fish

Well done Morris, yet another one.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tom Sutcliffe book launch at FlyFishers Unlimited

Tom Sutcliffe book launch at FlyFishers Unlimited

26th August 2009

18:00 for 18:30

Tom will be present to sign his new release , we will also be able to take pre launch orders.

MAIL Orders welcome!!

The only time you’ll want to put down this book

is to pick up a fly rod.

Shadows on the Stream Bed by Tom Sutcliffe

is a celebration of fly fishing by South Africa’s most celebrated flyfisherman. Yet you don’t have to be a flyfisher to enjoy the people and places he describes so lovingly.

Tom’s writing is sometimes deep, sometimes hurries along, is often lyrical and beautiful, always sparkling – a lot like the crystal streams of the high mountains of South Africa where the brown and rainbow trout thrive.

He has more than anyone in the history of South African flyfishing walked and waded every metre of these streams, kilometre after kilometre. Fishing each pool, run and riffle on those both well-known and unnamed – from the finest blue ribbons to those that have hardly the width or length of a piece of packing string.

This book continues his journey.


Tom Sutcliffe has written five previous books on fly fishing and fly tying including the best selling Hunting Trout and The Elements of Fly Tying. He has fly fished in every corner of South Africa and many places around the world.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Elgro Lodge - July 2009

Of Large & Small things..

This small mouth yellow fish chowed a Hot Head wooly bugger.

Gerhard Geyser & winter smallie

Some Large mouth Yellow flies, these guys were tied by Maurice , he also nailed some nice fish on them.
Like they say , the proof of the pudding is in the eating!!
Alaska 2009

Jan Nelson with a nice Dolly

Elke Nelson & Red Salmon

Good Dolly Varden

Derek ( Brandy Boy ) & Dog Salmon

Neels Heineke & DOG Salmon

Brandy Boy & KING

BIG Pike