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|Imagine a place of quiet serene beauty, a hidden spot that's not easy to get to but has everything you desire.
A place you are dying to tell your friends about but dare not. This is Stream X, your fly fishing paradise.
Rod Building components, blanks & tools, courtesy of
Everything you need to build or repair a fly rod.
What to do in the 'off' season?
Build your own rod!
We will be hosting a Rod Building workshop, run By Dirk deVilliers.
You will be able to choose between a variety of kits & be supplied everything you need.
Interested? Email us now, as each workshop will have only four participants.
New items from Hanak.
New range of heavy buzzer hooks & medium wire long shank nymph & wet fly hooks.
Tungsten bodies, in black and gold, H300 hooks in new colours - bronze and gold.
New Wychwood products (also available at Winelands Fly Fishing in Stellenbosch)
New Wychwood lightweight reels from L-R. River & Stream reels #2/3 50g, #4/5 58g. Flow reels, #5/6 158g #7/8: 166g. Truefly Saltwater reel 8-TEN. More details here.
New Wychwood fly patch (L) and dry fly compartment box (R) in small and large size.
New Wychwood River & Stream range of presentation rods. Super fine, lightweight actions Super slender rod blanks. Perfect for river/stream fishing. Short-range presentation casting. Real burl wooden reel seat. Anodised Aluminium fittings. Premium AAAA grade cork handle. Carbon/glass fibre storage tube. All models are 4 piece. #2 6ft -- #3 in 7ft, 7ft6, 10ft & 11ft -- #4 in 8ft, 8ft6, 9ft, 10ft & 11ft -- #5 in 9ft & 10ft. More details here.
Wychwood Easy Drogue, Spool Band, Car Seat Cover, Pack-lite Rucksack & Hand Towel are also on the way.
Stroft reel holder and leaders
Knotness Tapered Leaders made from the award winning Stroft GTM are now available.
It's the best material with highest tensile and knot strength, low reflection, high abrasion resistance, elasticity and suppleness. Perfectly tuned structural design, in combination with degressive taper results in a highly efficient energy transfer and perfect fly presentation. The shock absorbing propertiers of the butt in combination with the taper aids playing & landing fish safely. It is spooled onto large dia spool to reduce memory.
Also in is a handy tippet spool holder for the Stroft 50m spools.
Delayed - probably lost in the mail system
Gin-Clear Media's PREDATOR (Drake Video Awards ’Best Movie’ 2012, as well as two other awards) is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed HATCH. Fly fishermen have always lusted after big fish, those large predators that dominate the rivers, lakes and oceans in which they preside. PREDATOR explores the globe for the largest and most powerful fish that can be taken with a fly rod.
These large predators employ all sorts of techniques to maximise their chance of catching prey. Some, like the queenfish, use pure speed to outrun and crush their prey in the surface film. Pike lay in ambush, ready to explode on their prey in the chalkstreams of England. Others, like the mighty barramundi of Australia's North, use brute power to get a feed.
Regardless of the species, a film about fishing for the world's greatest predators is guaranteed to be a visual extravaganza. PREDATOR was produced by the Gin Clear Media team, who have produce other prize winning movies like The Source: New Zealand, and is narrated by Greg French.
See the preview at www.youtube.com/watch?v=39WaBhPRzyM
Click on the picture to buy online at Netbooks
Now in stock
"Buff" UV protective Climate Scarves
Pink - R99.00 each
TFO Half-weight 5ft 3 piece
A new Stream Rod is now available in the TFO Stable. TFO recently added the lilliputian half weight rod their Finesse Series. This 5ft Ultralight 3 piece fly rod with sliding band cork reel seat is perfect for small streams and/or tight casting situations. At only 34grams it works wonderfully with #1 or #2 weight fly lines, with most people preferring the #2 The Finesse Series Half Weight is engineered with the same materials and taper that facilitates such accurate and delicate presentations that the TFO Finesse family is known for. This featherweight little rod is guaranteed to make you smile. The Half Weight features a cigar-style grip comprised of flor grade cork and is handsomely finished with a burled cork butt. Two adjustable sliding rings enable varying reel placements for finding the perfect balance.
"THERE ought to be a warning label on the the TFO 0.5wt Finesse rod. And not one of those silly California-led ones warning you not to eat a graphite fly rod as it causes cancer. Nope this rod could seriously affect your standing in public eye, and perhaps your mental framework, at least as it pertains to fly fishing. Pick up one of these and you are going to be wearing a silly grin for a good while, the sort of grin that is going to make people think you have done something, if not illegal, certainly worthy of suspicious. Buy one and you are going to be dreaming about ways to use it, probably against manufacturer’s recommendations. Yup you are going to be trying to figure out how big and bad a fish you can test it against. A five-foot, half weight rod is designed for smallish flies on smallish water, tiny creeks: dry flies and small nymphs. But seriously you are going to have strange urges, like using this to cast to big rising browns all summer, or perhaps a popper at a smallmouth or monster bream, or crazier like carp. You probably shouldn’t come and cast this rod, its about as much fun as you can have with your waders on."
From the ozarkflyfisherjournal
"TFO tailored these rods for smooth, accurate and delicate presentations and they roll cast like a dream." -Ed Jaworoski
The perfect cup of coffee at the stream or dam, or at home.
The perfect cup of coffee is now within reach of fishermen or campers. Designed to take the complications out of coffee, the Aeropress combines the infusing properties of the French press with the pressure of the espresso to produce your perfect brew, simply!.
Change the water/coffee ratio to produce the brew you want, from expresso to americano. It is light enough to go in your backpack, simple to use and doesn't take up much space.
SMOOTHEST Gentle air pressure brewing yields rich flavor with lower acidity and without bitterness.
RICHEST Total immersion brewing results in uniform extraction of the ultimate in full coffee flavour. Other coffee makers drip hot water on bed of grounds, over extracting at the centre and under extracting at the edge.
PUREST Micro filtered for grit free coffee – unlike other press-type coffee makers.
FASTEST One minute from start to enjoy. The actual press time takes only 20 seconds.
"The quality of the coffee it yields, has to be tasted to be believed. I own every brewing device known to man, and they have been gathering dust since the AeroPress made its way into our house." - Kevin Knox, 28 year specialty coffee industry verteran and author of "Coffee Basics."
Coffee shop coffee quality at the stream using fresh water. Beat that!
R450 incl postage and a bag of freshly ground coffee.
New Jvice hackle pliers (& third hand) as well as the long fibre brush maker with drop down table to allow free spinning of fibres when making very bushy brushes.
For 3 piece rods and reel R195.00
New Items from Montana Fly Company.
Part function, part art, kinda like your cast.
River Camo Aluminium Fly boxes
Aluminium, rugged, and graced with art that is simply too beautiful to hide in some dark vest pocket.
Artworks are: Sundells 'Brookie Skin' (top), then Sundells 'October Brown', Sundells 'Starlight Rainbow', Maddox's 'Not Over Yet' and Udesen's 'Montana Brown'.
or slit foam.
Also available in plastic
River Camo Nippers to match. Durable camo coating, tungsten carbide tips.
New Video on Bassas das India
You could fish the well known flats of the Keys, Seychelles, Mexico or Bahamas.. But what would you find if you came across a completely uninhabited atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean, a submerged volcano rising from 3000 meters below you. Join a group of friends on an expedition to the unexplored, out of their comfort zones as they undertake the journey of their lives.
Share their home for 12 days of solitude, a 46 Foot catamaran far from the reaches of sanity and civilisation, but smack bang in the middle of Jurassic Park. Watch as they push themselves and tackle to the very limit on Bassas Da India. Click on image to buy online at Netbooks.
Always wanted to try your hand at making a bamboo rod, and just couldnt get your hands on the right kind of cane at a reasonable price?
We have 12' (3m) lengths of the finest hand selected Tonkin Cane @ R400.00 per culm in either standard or small (47mm) size. If you buy a bale (10 pieces) it works out to R350.00 each. Prices are for collection in either Cape Town or Pretoria.
Nipper - Tungsten Carbide Tipped
The cutting blades are Tungsten carbide inserts which cut smoother and stay sharp longer than any other edge. These are the best snips you can buy.
Now in - Thinkfish Flypad Flybox System
Flyboxes with interchangeable leaves are nothing new, but now Thinkfish brings us a truly modular flybox system, which certainly raises the bar on flyboxes and fly storage systems. The system adds structure to the way we carry and store flies, which makes it a desirable addition to any fly fisherman’s kit.
The system starts with the FLYPAD (R320.00), a beautiful, strong, waterproof box with a clear lid that allows you to see the flies without opening the box.
Its ergonomic design allows a thin container with a high storage capacity (17cm x 8.5cm x 2cm).
Next are the interchangeable Flypad TRAYS (R130.00), an innovative system for selecting the set of flies and/or nymphs and/or streamers, appropriate to each fishing scenario.
You are able to choose trays with different interiors for different flies. Set up you flies by type or by fishing scenario, and choose the trays you need for the day.
You can then store your FLYPAD and TRAYS in the Flypad BOX (R850.00), which can store 2 flypads and 8 trays.
It can store and transport more than 1200 flies in a strong and compact 20cm x 20cm x 11cm fully ventilated BOX.
The waterproof locking system for the FLYPAD is created by using 8 neodymium magnets and high density neoprene.
The THINKFISH FLYPAD system carries a 3 year guarantee for technical manufacturing defects.
Also from Thinkfish, the BOLD automatic reel (R3300.00) with spare spools available (R1250.00)
Digital Barometer - Altimeter
It is well known that a dropping barometer affects fishing in a negative way.
Don't get caught out!
This unit predicts and displays an array of weather information such as Barometer Pressure, Temperature and Weather Forecasting, and also the Altitude information with options of Absolute Altitude Measurement and Reference Altitude Measurement selectable by users.
It also has a Clock, Timer and Alarm functions are also available for all timing purposes. Together with an Ultra Bright White LED Torch which can be switched to Flash, this item will surely become one of the most wanted items of all fishing, hiking and outdoor lovers.
Key features include: Altimeter with Reference Mode or Absolute Mode and Auto Recording Built with High Quality Swiss Sensor Barometer with Temperature and Weather Forecast Alarm Alarm Clock with Timer Torch with Flash mode. Water Resistant (IXP 5)
More New Items here
FishduX Inflatables by Ark Specially made for StreamX for flyfishing.
Rental - R175 per day or R350 per weekend. Purchase - please enquire for latest price.