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Curtis & Boulton’s
South African
Fly Fishing Clinic

The Elements of Fly Tying
by Tom Sutcliffe
Curtis & Boulton’s
Fly Fishing Clinic
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Fly Fishing Clinic
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The Autobiography of a
South African Fisherman

Learn how to:

  • Choose the right tackle and put it together
  • Cast correctly
  • Retrieve irresistibly
  • Think like a fish

Fish alongside R.E.F.F.I.S guides:

  • On dams
  • On streams and rivers

Gain invaluable knowledge on:

  • Yellowfish habits
  • What yellowfish prefer for lunch
  • Matching the hatch

Get the tips the professionals swear by:

  • The best knots to use (and how to tie them)
  • What flies to choose
  • Clothing you need

All this and so much more...

Curtis & Boulton's
Fly Fishing Clinic

Just out!

Once you've caught one on a fly you'll realise why fly fishing for yellowfish is the fastest growing branch of freshwater fishing in South Africa. Why it's so contagious.

This book will show you how to catch yellows on the fly by teaching you how to:

  • Choose the right tackle and put it together.
  • Cast correctly.
  • Select the best flies.
  • Rig the deadly ‘Czech' nymph.

You'll also gain invaluable knowledge on:

  • Yellowfish and their habits.
  • What yellowfish prefer for lunch.
  • How to fish ‘New Zealand-style.'
  • Plus a whole host of tips on: knots, tactics, clothing and essential and other gear.

Here's what two of South Africa's most highly regarded yellowfish flyfishing experts had to say about Curtis & Boulton's Yellowfish Fly fishing Clinic:

'What a great introduction to yellowfish fly fishing. Follow what the authors have to say and you'll be fly fishing successfully in hours and catching yellows soon after.' – Robert van Rensburg, captain of the South African fly fishing team and 2005 national champion.

'At last, a long overdue, easy-to-follow book on how to fly fish for South Africa's premier indigenous fly rod species. Guaranteed to be a best seller.' – Mark Yelland, all-round fly fishing guru, fly fishing outlet owner and member of South African fly fishing team.

Paul Curtis and Jonathan Boulton are co-authors of one of South Africa's most successful fly fishing beginner's books ever – South African Fly Fishing Clinic. They now pool their knowledge and experience to bring you this essential beginner's guide to fly fishing for the elusive yellowfish.

Lavishly illustrated by Sarah Boulton.

About the authors:

PAUL CURTIS has been fishing for most of his life. He was the first South African flyfisherman to gain R.E.F.F.I.S (UK) approval as an instructor and guide. He was a founder member of Dullstroom Flyfishers and he has pursued trout throughout South Africa as well as all around the world.

JONATHAN BOULTON is also a member of R.E.F.F.I.S and is one of South Africa's best-known flyfishermen and guides. He has a B.Sc. in Zoology and is the owner of Mavungana Fly Fishing in Dullstroom. During the northern summer he and his wife Sarah, who illustrated the book, run a salmon fishing lodge in Russia.

R.E.F.F.I.S - Register of Experienced Fly Fishing Instructors and Schools (UK)

ISBN 09584950-4-1

Sneak preview

Choose from chapters 1, or 5 below for a small taste of what you'll get from Curtis & Boulton's Yellowfish Fly Fishing Clinic.

1 The Quarry
2 Choosing your tackle
3 Putting your tackle together
4 Learning to cast
5 Yellowfish food
6 Let's go fishing
7 A mixed bag
8 Stream and river fishing


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