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Sunglasses: What you need to know

by Nathan Pahl

A good pair of sunglasses is one of your most important pieces of gear, but with so many options out there, it can be a little difficult to know what to choose. Here are some insights (see what we did there) to help you make the informed choice: It’s great having a world class guide […]

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Flyfishing Photography: #3 Both sides of the lens

by Gareth Reid

There are two very important aspects to a quality grip-n-grin ‘hero’ shot. The ability to take a great picture is one of them. Being on the opposite side of the lens as the subject is the other. Before you think this is some cheesy ‘how to’ guide on the best way to capture your good […]

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MEET THE TEAM

by Mavungana Flyfishing

It takes the proverbial ‘village’ as they say, here is a look at the people who make Mavungana such a slick operation. Jonathan Boulton Jonathan Boulton AKA The Boss. Jonathan started the business way back when Brad Pitt was still soaking wet after being dragged down the Blackfoot River in Missoula. A Zoologist by qualification […]

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FLYFISHING PHOTOGRAPHY: 2 A DYNAMIC APPROACH

by Mavungana Flyfishing

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like” – David Alan Harvey Much like telling a story, ‘evoking an emotion’ is the holy grail of photography. In order to achieve this you need to strike a balance between technical ability and creative license. To get the most out of your gear (so […]

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ONE LINE TO RULE THEM ALL

by Nathan Pahl

If you had to by one fly line and one fly line only, let it be a floating line One of the most common questions we get asked is, ‘what line should I get?’ The answer, of course, will depend on various factors, and the ideal is to have a variety of lines to cover […]

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FLYFISHING PHOTOGRAPHY: 1 THE FUNDAMENTALS

by Mavungana Flyfishing

Flyfishing takes us to some incredible places. Whether it be a local river not far from home or the remote depths of the Amazon Jungle, we’re always surrounded by amazing elements of natural beauty. This and the fact that catch-and-release is standard practice these days, only further motivates the need to have a decent understanding […]

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4 TIPS TO BECOMING A MORE EFFICIENT FLY-TYER

by Mavungana Flyfishing

“As a flyfishing guide, I often used to sit at my fly tying desk before a trip and before I know it, I’m battling to find materials, scissors, beads and the like,” says guide Rowan Black. According to Rowan, he used to sit down at the vise and start with one pattern only to find […]

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GEAR PREP BASICS

by Rowan Black

There are only so many flies you can tie during this time. So, to get ready for when we are once again allowed out onto the water, here is a quick rundown of some basic maintenance you can do on your gear to make sure it’s in top shape: Fly line loops and braided loops […]

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Tackling up for Peacock Bass

by Mavungana Flyfishing

HARDWARE 9ft 8wt & 9wt fast action fly rods with matching large arbor fly reel Casting over-sized baitfish patterns and pulling fish out of the jungle foliage is no joke. You need a strong fast action rod and reliable large arbor reel to get the job done. We recommend a minimum of 2 rods setup […]

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Tackling up for Tigerfish

by Mavungana Flyfishing

Head guide Gareth Reid has years of experience on that toothy freshwater adversary affectionately known as the ‘striped water dog’ … Here are some of his tips on the tackle you need for Tigers. HARDWARE      9ft 8wt & 9wt fast action fly rods with matching large arbor fly reel These rods assist with casting […]

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What dad really wants for Father’s Day

by Mavungana Flyfishing

Do whatever it takes to spoil the old man with something off this choice list. (Even if that means nicking his credit card), he’ll thank you after. Patagonia Stealth Atom Sling Bag 7L
 This is the happiest medium for those days on the stream, stillwater or estuary when a vest won’t do and a full […]

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Tips and tricks – Gear care

by Mavungana Flyfishing

  It’s important to take care of your gear. Rods and reels can last you a lifetime if looked after. Rods: Always give your rods a rinse in fresh water and wipe down with a dry cloth after a fishing trip. Especially after a saltwater trip!!  once the rod is dry, especially the cork, put in the […]

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Tips and tricks – Tiger season

by Mavungana Flyfishing

Tiger season is around the corner and here are a few tips before the season gets underway. Buff I’m sure most flyfishermen have one of these, great for sun protection, windburn, warmth and keeping your cap on while travelling on the boat.     Finger minder I love using these, as I’m not a huge […]

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