Friday, December 24, 2010

News from Seychelles

This Wahoo did not "Clip" the leader .
It is said , a wahoo will reach a speed of 130Km/h in one and a half time it's own body length. Blitzig !!
Another Sail .

Thanks again to Lu and Yaqhim , both these guy's work for Untamed Angling at Deroches Island , Seychelles.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Rod Building Workshop @ FlyFishers Unlimited

Just a few photo's to let you in to "our World"

The Rod Building Room at the shop ( FlyFishers Unlimited )

Some Rhythm 9 and 5 wt's ready to get some guides put on them.

Some Thomas & Thomas blanks on the point to become :
" The Rod You Will Eventually Own"

Rod's on the drying racks, this happen after we did a coat of epoxy on the tread.

Some rods ready for collection , some still to be finished and as always , some to be fished!
Elpus and myself have been building fly rods for the past 18 years . We do rods in all configurations and of course on all blanks , also we can do a real CUSTOM rod with air brush work or even Scrimshaw on the Blank.
Give us a ring or drop us a mail if you need more info.

Monday, December 13, 2010

How's your WAHOOOO and a Sail

Thanks Lu , if you have a look at our second last post " Fancy Flies " you will note one of them on the " Hoooo's " scissors.

Another very happy Client , Llewellyn guided of Derosches Island " Seychelles". Again , the fly used was tied in the shop by Elphus .

Thanks , all the best.
Murray , Ricko & Elphus

A bit more Yellow

Ted , thank you for the update. It's always a pleasure to get some photo's of you and the awesome yellows you catch.

Well done !!

You can see the " width " on this fish , a proper one!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Large mouth Yellow

Large Mouth Yellow Fish

Gerhard landed the awesome Largie yesterday on the Vaal. This fish took a Copper Brasie # 14 tied to 4X tippet.
This just make you realize , if it's your fish , you will catch it !

Well done , Mnr v Vuuren

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Some fancy Flies

Just a quick post , the guys have been tying some awesome Sailfish , Marlin , GT's and Tarpon flies lately.

Some Profile Tube Flies , note the Cam Sigler type popping head .

A Blast from the Past - The MASTER BLASTER , no self respecting GT can let one of these go past.

A Schoolie, a bunch of Tarpon Flies on their way to GABON . Hopefully we will be able to publish some pic's.


Ricko & Murray

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Shark Tale

All the way from the Pirate invested Seychelles ,
Lu Claven and a very happy client. The thing these days is to fish for Nice Sharks on the Flats. Lu and his team at Desroshes Island seemed to have cracked the code.

n Maase Haai.

As you can see from the photos , the guys are fishing really shallow flats. Normally the fishing will pick up on an outgoing tide. As the water warms up the sharks tend to pull in.

Thanks Llewellyn, awaiting our next Seychelles report soon.

" one more thing, as you all know , fishing the outer islands on a live aboard yacht has been stopped by the Seychelles government. This leave Desrosches Island Resort one of the few destinations still fishable in Sey. If you need more info you can get hold of us or them direct."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Life after the Challenge ?

Inter Galactic Yellow Fish Challenge 2010

As in the past the 5th Annual Inter Galactic Yellow Fish Challenge did not disappoint in entertainment value and of course the fishing ( this is why we go...)

Spirits were high after the victory of the Bok's over Wales , the true loyal patriotic South African came out in all of us , rather I stop at this point.

A few guest's also made their appearance's , oom Koos Wye Voete , RicieLu and of course the Captain himself with his Red Hart and all.

This year we had 3 teams participating, all the usual suspects and then the new guys from the FAR EAST. Paul Andrews captained the one team , Wayne O the other and Brian Jameson the winning team.

With a very simple scoring system , 1 point to 1 yellow fish Brian's team managed to land 15 yellows , Paul's 14 and Wayne's 13. Jip we were in " LUCKY " team 13 and of course next years challenge is on us.

Thanks to Andre and his team at Wag n Bietjie Eco farm for looking after us , we will recommend you where ever possible.




Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Golden Masheer from India

All the way from India,

Andi Spielmann just returned from a exploratory trip to India , fishing of course.
He did manage to land several Masheer.

an Adult damsel fly , thanks for the pic. Andi.

All the right gear. Fishing for Masheer you need a 7 wt fly rod and a few Largemouth Yellow fish flies. Andi asked us to build him a 7wt THOMAS & THOMAS Apex , he used a Ross EVO LT 3 reel and one of the new Airflo Clear lines.

Masheer of up to 40lb's have been caught out of this pool. ( no not only in the 1930's )

We are currently working on a trip to float the river . This should happen during October 2011 , we will keep you posted.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The PERFECT Hardy and a MIller

Thanks to Moldy Chum ( , some nice Vintage "art"

With this collection of Hardy Perfect reels one could most probably pay the entire Pakistani Cricket team to throw all the games against South Africa. Luckily it is the possession of a very proud Australian gentleman.

Some more of his reels, a awesome collection .

His collection consist of more than 380 Hardy reel alone , and who know's how many other makes. I do know he owns a few Ross Reels as well.

Thank you sir for sharing this with us.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Amper Klaar 2010

Well ,well as the heading put it, nearly done. What a year we had ! Some serious fish and some really good friendships.

From the Tarpon and Bone fish caught in Cuba , to the Tigers on the Zambezi at Sekoma , even a few Yellow fish from Israel and a trout or two from Tasmania.
2010 will also be remembered as one of THE Costa Rica Tarpon Experiences , 199 Tarpon Jumped and only 61 boated , the biggest being 168lb , smallest 22lb.

Logo designed by ONE THREAD

In two weeks time we will have our 6th Inter Galactic Yellow Fish Challenge at Wag n Bietjie. Last years champions will be served by the losing team , cant wait! This event started of in 2004 with 4 guys , now we fish with 28 anglers , who knows maybe next year we will be 50 ( unfortunately this is a " by invitation only " event)

Wayne O with a 4.7 KG small mouth Yellow fish he landed at last years event.

Graham is currently fishing Sterkfontein , well I hope he is...I will give you some feed back upon his return. Also to let you know , if you need any Sterkies or other flies , we run a CUSTOM tying section in store.

The long awaited FOSAF guide to venues is available at the shop. A nice stocking filler .

And then , i must compliment the Sharks on their win over WP . Well done.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Vaal river once again

We were out at Woelwaters on Wednesday morning. Not to many yellows , but a whole heap of MUDDIES.
This was the average size of the yellows caught ,..

Some spawning Muddies , they were all over the river!

The bullets

Friday, October 15, 2010

Yellows for Youngster's

Thank You Morris,
I actually do not know how to start this blog post, but like Gary Borger said , a good place to start is at the beginning.
Being in the FlyFishing industry one do get the odd invitation to visit some really excellent waters. The stuff you normally only read about in the magazines or hear about the guy with a mate , whom has a spot on a friends farm , ...

Well , we have one of those .

Also being very blessed with a son who is MAD keen on FlyFishing it is never a problem to get permission from the wife.

Thanks Morris

A very Proud Dad and a very happy son.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lesotho 2010

Lesotho 2010
A very skinny river

A very good client and friend , Dave, had a awesome trip in Lesotho about a month ago. This is just some photos of him and his fishing buddies Johan , Barend and another Johan

Have a look at the tail on this Brown, a true river fish in every sense off the word.

Transport the Lesotho way , you hike in and the horses carry your gear .

The guys had some really good fishing , even though the river was very low. Dave manage to land a brown of close to 7lb's!

On the way down the mountain, still very dry and dull. This was after a disappointing snowfall during winter 2010

Thank you guys for the photos , and for the feed back.

Best regards

Ricko & Murray

Friday, October 8, 2010

a Day out on the Vaal

A Fine day out

Wednesday , Murray and 3 clients went out to the Vaal ( Ben Jo) . The yellows were spawning very sporadicly , thus they did not fish the shallow gravel beds. All the yellows were caught in waist to knee deep water .
John joined us for the first time on the River , well , it is not the biggest of fish , but, definitely good enough to hook John for life.

Stephan joined us after a very long DRY spell in his FlyFishing career, his best fish for the day was just over 2kg's .

Shane manage to land this beauty, a awesome yellow of close to 4 Kg's. Well done Shane !

Thanks guys for a good day on our Vaal River!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chicken for Dinner


These two hatchling imitations were tied by John Travis.

The expression of these guys tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

John is still to name them , but i do not think the Bass will mind if he doesn't.

Thanks John, awesome!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Costa Rica Tarpon - 2010

TARPON - Costa Rica 2010
This magnificent photo of Peter Whittaker and a 130lb Tarpon was captured on film by his son Kevin. ( Thank you Peter and Kevin ).
Peter and Kevin joined us this past September in Costa Rica , fishing for BIG Tarpon.

Well , both had a trip of note. This is also a first for any of our groups , landing a monster fish like this of the beach!

Kevin also landed some brutes and as in the past, Peck put his boat right on the mark.

We will post some more photo's and a bit of the fishy stories in my next post.
All the best,

Murray & Ricko