GONE FISHING

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Shepard’s Delight

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Before I left the old country I had had it with the sun. Our relationship had gone sour to say the least – like expired dairy products, or a dead body after 5 days. I […]

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Functional Fashion – The Way You Wear Your Hat

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ARTICLE by PAMELA SIMPSON ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE APRIL/MAY EDITION OF FLYFISHING MAGAZINE SOUTH AFRICA – REPRINT BY PERMISSION ONLY

 

 

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How To Get Your Woman Hooked

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ARTICLE by PAMELA SIMPSON ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE FEB/MARCH 2015 EDITION OF FLYFISHING MAGAZINE SOUTH AFRICA – REPRINT BY PERMISSION ONLY

 

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A Fish and a Baby

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Last month I had my first ‘attempted’ float-tube-fishing experience while pregnant. I have moved on from the trauma that is the first trimester and established myself quite comfortably into the second, so thought nothing of it.

My dizzy […]

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Sand-Shark fishing in Langebaan

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Last week, Husband and I tried out our hand at catching guitarfish on fly (sand-sharks). I was torn between not wanting to be left out and not usually being one for salt-water fly-fishing, but when […]

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Chinese Blooming Tea – not just a lovely cuppa, but a classy way to swear

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Next time you go for a cup of tea, give the Tea Merchant's Chinese Blooming Tea a try. Put the unassuming acorn in a pot of hot water and it turns your morning elevensies into a ritualistic experience. And if there’s one thing tea should be, it’s a ritualistic experience.

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A Majestic Weekend Away

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Husband and I have a thing about Scotland. Maybe it’s the heritage we both have in our family lines, or the history saturated landscapes, or the fact that there are giant salmon to be caught […]

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Five Reasons to Fly Fish (other than to fish)

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When I tell people that my husband takes me fly fishing, I usually get faced with disbelief from men and pitying side-glances from women. Some go so far as to say ‘Oh, you poor thing’ […]

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The One That Got Away

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Every fisherman has a story; a sad tale of lost glory, missed victory, of the mystical unicorn-of-the-deep that got away. The fish we didn’t catch. Only my tale is of a fish I did catch.

Winter […]