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CJ Cronje – One day he will be ‘The Boss’ – Vagabond Fly


Bobbing in our tubes we stare from a distance as CJ pumps yet another, what looks like, a full fly-line cast into a deep channel that runs parallel to the bank. Both Vagabond Fly editors catch ourselves not fishing anymore but simply watching in admiration as this very talented fly …

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David (Dave) Marshall – Laughing all the way to the…flats by Pieter Taljaard


I only met Dave in January this year; it was on Johannesburg’s much revered Rivonia Strip-Clubs Block but I am happy to report (because my wife will most probably read this) that the venue selected was Slug & Lettuce Pub & the only entertainment was provided by the stimulating conversation …

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Jan Korrûbel – Walks around like he’s Bigger Than Prince by Pieter Taljaard

Jan holding court

Over the past few years I have seen Jan build up somewhat of a cult following. He keeps us informed on the conditions in the KZN Midlands, South Africa, through Tom Sutcliffe’s weekly newsletter & as you enter the town of Nottingham Road, you find Wildfly fly fishing shop on …

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The man behind the hair & the onesie: Jade dos Santos by Pieter Taljaard

Jade Dos Santos

The first time I met Jade dos Santos was next to the N1 Highway at the confluence of the Elandspad & Smalblaar rivers, Western Cape, in 2010. The introduction was brief & distracted, he was heading up the kloof & I was winding my way downstream. It was blatantly obvious, …

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Meet the Vagabond Ad Board – Philip Hills

Philip Hills - Honorary Vagabond

You may recognise Phil Hills from the cover of numerous books, & magazines and within the pages of hundreds of articles. Why? Well because Phil has fished everywhere, with everyone and for everything, and he normally catches more fish than most making him a perfect photography subject. Combine that with …

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