Breathe: A people film about fly-fishing and work

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Posted on 10th August 2015 by admin in Videos

What do you do when the current of work grows so strong you start to drown in it? You take off fishing the scenic waterways of Montana where trout, and the people catching them, teach you how to breathe again. Follow the journey of one man’s fishing adventure that takes him across the state of Montana in search of the next fish, fresh perspective and a more fulfilling life — after all, staying afloat in this contemporary world is a challenge.

How do you Breathe?

Possibly one of the best fly fishing videos we’ve seen in quite some time!

[hat tip Jade]

Inaugural SA film competition

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Posted on 6th April 2012 by admin in Videos

The inaugural SA film competition was recently held and the winners are being announced. I’ve just been sent two clips for the Best Clip category, which is the non-edited side of the competition.

Here are the clips:

Freshwater and saltwater edited sections will be uploaded during the course of the month so stay tuned!

Fly Fishing iPhone application

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Posted on 8th March 2011 by admin in Videos

I came across this useful fly fishing iPhone application and felt I would share it with all of you. The application is really handy as it offers quick tips right at your finger tips, which means if you suddenly need to find out something about a fly, there’s a good chance the application will have the information for you. There are also some tutorials inside the application, amongst other things. Below is a quick video that will give you more of an idea:

My only gripe is the cost, it sells for $14.99, which is considerably more than most applications, in fact, most applications cost around $2, so it’s quite a lot more. If you’re interested in downloading the application, here’s the link. The application has also been built for the iPad, so if you’re an iPad user, you won’t be left out.

Some more quick information:

  • Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010
  • Current Version: 1.5
  • 1.5 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 155 MB
  • Language: English

Tying the Mrs. Simpson fly

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Posted on 17th December 2010 by admin in Tutorials |Videos

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The Mrs. Simpson fly is a popular fly in the Western Cape. I’ve caught a couple big rainbows with this exact fly:

It’s not the easiest fly to tie, but it’s not impossible. Here’s a video tutorial which will teach you how to go about tying a Mrs Simpson:

Here are some other fly tying videos:

Tying the leader to the fly line

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Posted on 15th December 2010 by admin in Tutorials |Videos

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The first time you get a rod, someone will probably tie the leader to the fly line for you and they’ll probably add a tippet. But when it comes to the time when you have to do it, it’s tricky, so let me explain a little. The fly line is the thick line, which connects to the reel first, the leader is then tied to the fly line and finally the tippet is tied to the leader.

REEL > Fly line > Leader > Tippet (thickest to thinnest).

I’ve done a lot of research and I’m most comfortable tying two perfection loops and attaching them (one perfection loop on fly line and one on the leader). I remember the first time I had to do it, I struggled, but after quite a lot of research, I found a video which really does go over it slowly and I wish I could have seen this when I was learning.

Let’s have a look:

Confused, leave a comment and I’ll help as best as I can.