“An iridescent hook whizzed past my right cheek as it sailed a few metres over a small dam. Chased by startled gasps and a rapidly unfurling line once it hit the water, this fly’s sole purpose is to seduce one of the fish lurking below into taking a nibble.
However, a first big toe dipped into the enigmatic waters of fly fishing would teach me that a fish requires more than a colourful hook lobbed into the water.
As my instructor put it, “Think about fly fishing as war”, and the stakes are your life or a full stomach…”
Yolisa Mkele of The Times wrote a beautiful article of his a first try at fly fishing, at Kloofzicht Lodge. If you love a good read and a chuckle, read on by clicking this link!
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