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Welcome to The South African Urban Fly Fishing Blog. Focusing on fly fishing South Africa

We realize that we are not the only South African fly fishing rescource, and support others that you should visit such as : Tom Sutcliffe , flyloops.net and UltimateAngling to name a few, there are many more, and they are all great resources for fly fishing South Africa.

We would like to equip you with as much information on fly fishing South Africa as possible. We will be covering subjects such as: fly casting; fly tying and; fly fishing. We are here to help equip you for your journey in fly fishing, and are eager to take the trip with you. With the vast amounts of blogs and other material out there in the world wide web, covering all aspects of flyfishing, we aim to make ours a little different, more focused if you like.

Freshwater fly fishing is not just trout fishing. We target as many species of fish possible in our local waters , Urban Fly Fishing so to speak. We agree that the trout is a great fish to target however we would love to get you into a Small Mouth Yellowfish or Large Mouth Yellowfish, Carp, Bass, Kurper and Barbel on your fly rod as well. With all these species now available to you seasons are no longer an issue, when the waters are too warm for the trout it’s a sure thing that the Yellows and Carp are on the bite. There are many waters close to your doorstep to fish, and most likely you are unaware of them.,We would like to discuss this with you and get you fishing as much as possible. The reason we are publishing The South African Urban Fly Fishing Blog is because we want to, no have to share this passion. We would love to learn from you and hope that we will be able to answer most of your questions. We realize there are are a lot to learn about fly fishing South Africa and we are as exited about that as you.

If you are interested in getting more involved in the Urban Fly Fishers family why not join one of our fly tying evenings where you will be able to speak to speak to all kinds of fly fishing enthusiasts and share this passion and camaraderie . We hope the information we provide on The South African Urban Fly Fishing Blog will equip you to target and catch the fish of your dreams.


NEW Shelving Unit for rods and tackle

Order yours today here Storage for up to 6 rods and multiple reels, fly boxes and other paraphernalia. Shelves have lips to prevent reels rolling off. 5 hooks for your nets and vests. Simple to hang, just align the angled plank and affix firmly to your wall, then hang the unit. Rock Solid! A stunning […]

Read More » | May 5, 2015 | Category: News | Comments: none

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Stocking and Venues in Gauteng

Below are some of the venues with in an hours drive of JHB where one can target trout. There has been some difficulty with permits and stocking post last years N.E.M.B.A. discussions but as of today all of these venues have replenished stocks. Where it is known I have added pricing information and also if […]

Read More » | May 5, 2015 | Category: News | Comments: none


Xplorer products 10-20% discounted till the 9th of May

Xplorer sent me a load of gear on consignment to display and sell at the recent Oxbow Mayday competition. To celebrate my son winning it ( proud Dad moment) I am carrying on their sale till close of business at 13:00 on Saturday the 9th of May, thereafter all unsold goods will be returned to […]

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Videos of flies we tie on Tuesday nights

For those of you too busy to join us on Tuesday nights we will now be filming and publishing our videos. Video 2 – Papa Roach tied by Ruben Torres Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Here we have the first attempt a Shrimp pattern by Craig Richardson A shrimp pattern tied up Craig Richardson. I will […]

Read More » | March 2, 2015 | Category: News | Comments: none

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Carp on Fly

Saturday March the 14th we will once again hold our popular Advanced Carp on fly clinic. You will learn the art of spotting, stalking and catching the very wily and difficult river Carp on fly, be prepared for the fight of your life. R 450 for the day, includes over and above the clinic Midday […]

Read More » | February 10, 2015 | Category: News | Comments: none


New Sterkfontien venue

I have been offered a few weekends at a farmhouse very close to the municipal camp grounds at Sterkfontein dam. I have penciled in the following dates for trips there: March 6th – 7th March 21st – 22nd March 27th – 28th April 10th – 11th The venue lends it’s self perfectly to a couples […]

Read More » | February 10, 2015 | Category: News | Comments: none

Huntefisher IV

Northern Cape co-hosted with Hunter Fisher

April 20th – 24th 2015 Come along with me for a midweek break away from traffic jams, load shedding and bad news, 4 days of fishing for all that the Vaal and the Orange river can offer. Co-hosted by myself and Jacques Marais, SA Fly Fishing National champion 2012, you can be rest assured that […]

Read More » | February 10, 2015 | Category: News | Comments: none

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review by Ken Quick Mouche Competition Barbless Hooks

Mouche Competition Barbless Hooks review by Ken Quick I recently received samples of the much anticipated Mouche Competition Barbless Hooks and immediately tied a few fies on them. I used them on the Vaal and Crocodile rivers, and I love them! I landed a lot of Smallmouth Yellowfish and Mudfish on the Vaal and some […]

Read More » | November 21, 2014 | Category: Guide, News | Comments: none | Tags: ,

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Mouche Competition Barbless Hooks

Tired of paying too much for good quality barbless hooks I embarked on an extensive search and now carry the Mouche Barbless Competition hooks – unbelievable value at R 45.00 per pack of 25. There are 67 sizes and types to choose from. You can see the full range and purchase them here. Before I […]

Read More » | November 20, 2014 | Category: News | Comments: none

Mark Yelland with a typical slab of Sterkfontein GOLD

Mark Yelland’s Sterkfontein Dam Report

Having just returned from Sterkfontein guiding a young husband and wife team, I can report that the dam is fishing exceptionally well, with fish in mint condition, and it astounds me that the fish come through winter in peak condition despite it being one of the coldest winters in more than 25 years. The area […]

Read More » | November 20, 2014 | Category: News | Comments: none