|FROM THE EDITOR — Sheena Carnie
READY, steady, go! The river season is open and all our eager stream anglers will be unavailable for family functions for the next few months. If you’re a small stream fanatic you’ll appreciate this issue’s articles by Peter Brigg, Andrew Savs and Andrew Mather who share their passion for our rivers, how they got through the closed season and how to have fun on the river even if the fish aren’t biting.
South Africa’s international reputation as a nation that produces top quality flyfishing vices and bamboo rods is extending to include our flies. In this issue we have an article by Australian bamboo rod builder Nick Taransky who put some of our flies to the test in Japan —with great success. If you enjoy fishing in stillwaters and the salt, then make sure you read Simon Graham’s article about tying the Dubbing Head Baitfish which works equally well in both settings.
For those who prefer fishing on the wild side, you’ll salivate over Johann du Preez’s article on fishing in Sudan. It’s an unusual destination and the fishing is not easy, but if you persevere the results are pure gold. On the lighter side Gertrude Babich’s article on the joys (and sacrifices) of living with a fly-tyer will no doubt resonate with many of the ladies. Once again, there’s something for everyone.