Fish The Fly | South African Fly Fishing
…In Stillwater, Rivers, Streams, Estuaries & Oceans
Fish The Fly started in 2013 because of the passion the founder, Gareth Roocroft, had for the sport of fly fishing in South Africa. Fish The Fly was the break-away website from the original, Fish The Sea, which covers all sorts of freshwater and saltwater angling facets and techniques. Fish The Fly is more of a specialist website that focuses strictly on the wonderful sport of fly fishing.
Tony RoocroftMy Father, Tony Roocroft, who taught me everything I know about Fly Fishing and life in general. I caught my first freshwater fish on fly with him, my first saltwater fish on fly with him, and my first wild Trout with him, Dad I cannot thank you enough for bringing me into this amazing sport.
Tom SutcliffeYou are a legend and a huge inspiration to me. The way you approach fly fishing and how much you love the sport is an inspiration. If I could be half as good as a fly fisherman you are, I would be honoured. Read our article on Dr. Sutcliffe here.
Gareth GeorgeYour conservation efforts, your passion and your words regarding Fly Fishing have always moved me and I would like to end this page off by quoting something you once said in a TV episode of Wildfly…
“If you can’t catch a fish, the next best thing is to watch a fish being caught, but it’s definitely a second choice”.
Below: My fly fishing inspiration, my father (Tony Roocroft), starting off on a beat of the Bell River, a Rhodes stream…
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Latest Trout Articles From The Fish The Fly Team
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Latest Saltwater Articles From The Fish The Fly Team
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Best Offshore Flies To Use In South Africa What Are The Best Flies To Use When Fly Fishing Offshore In South Africa? What are the best offshore flies to use in South Africa? Offshore fly fishing is very challenging, but extremely rewarding....read more
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