Category Archives: flytying

16 things only fly fishers will understand

As a highly addicted bunch of individuals, its not surprising that there are a few things which are common amongst all of us who dream about throwing flies at fish.

In no particular order, herewith things which only fly fishers can relate to:

  • Your first fish on fly. No matter what fish, fly or age almost all of us can remember that first fish we caught on fly. That surge of adrenaline when you saw your fly line disappear in to the depths for the first time – welcome to the addiction.
  • Thawing out in front of a fire. After a long day wading/float-tubing or hiking, there is nothing more relaxing as being memorised by a fire at night recounting the days fishing in a sleepy haze.
  • Your first fly behind the vice. Inevitably, once the bug bites we all fall for the next addiction in line – fly tying. No matter how mangled your first attempt behind the vice is, we just cant stop feeling that pride of knowing that we just tied our first fly.
  • Following from point 3 – your first fish on your own tied fly…This is what its all about right? You made something which artificially imitated nature and enticed a fish to take it.

For the full list head over to fly loops

Also thanks to on the vise for the image


4th Fly Tying Evening

I am back after 2 weeks away. So sorry about the late notice but we have a fly tying evening this Wednesday evening (9th July). I hope you will be able to join us. For more details on how it works see my old post about the fly tying evening.  I have some new material that I want to try.

Fly Tying on Pinterest

I love pinterest it is such a awesome place for inspiration and ideas.  But as the saying goes and idea is nothing without some action.  Check out my fly tying board. I have a lot to tie 🙂

I have managed to also have a ego boost on pinterest as a thing I made has been re pinned a few times.  Here it is DIY Rod holder Belt for SUP board

3rd Fly Tying Evening

This week wednesday we will be having our 3rd fly tying evening. For details on what it is about check out the details here.  I will be away after this for 2 weeks but will pick up when I am back in JHB. If you don’t want to miss out on when the next event will be then please subscribe to this blog.

This week I am keen to focus on poppers, it is not a hard and fast rule so you can tie what you want. My daughter is into playing with modeling clay and she does amazing stuff, I think she is going to be a sculpture one day. So we will be experimenting with some frog patterns and seeing how we can add a hook to it.

Please feel free to join us. Just contact me if you want to pull in. 0836819281

2nd Fly Tying evening

Just a reminder that on Wednesday we will be having our second fly tying evening gathering. The details are here fly tying evening.

On wednesday I am hoping to tie some big flies for my trip to St Lucia Lake at the end of June. I want to catch some big Cob.

Our first evening was a lot of fun and we managed to tie a few flies. We also have a beginner that tied a awesome fly and I hope in summer we get to test it.

Fly Tying Evening on Wednesday 4th June from 6pm to 8pm

I am having my first fly tying evening on Wednesday 4th June from 6pm to 8pm. Looking at doing it once a week. It will just be an informal gathering to tie flies and have fun, please bring your own equipment and materials. I have the venue in Midrand. Pop me a mail if you keen to join us. or whatsapp on my cell 0836819281 or comment on this post. I will send you the address, and how to access the gate.

It would be free of charge maybe we could just share some snacks.

Looking forward to meeting some awesome people and learn to tie some cool flies. My kids will be joining me so you are welcome to bring your own.

Just let me know if I have forgotten anything