Daily Archives: November 14, 2013

destination South Africa


I received an email this morning from my father – asking if it is too late to place an order for some JLM Specials in time for his Christmas adventures…

My words were “Dad – it’s never too late… Metiefly to the rescue!” So tonight I cranked out half the order and in the morning I shall complete it. My only request is that I receive an email with plenty high quality photographic evidence of their effectiveness!

Prepping the JLM Special factory... metiefly to the rescue!

Prepping the JLM Special factory… metiefly to the rescue!

The Spotted Grunter was my main target species when I conceived the pattern in my mind – closely followed by the Bonefish… Hopefully my fleet of flies sent to South Andros via Anchorage (honest!) will produce a bonefish or ten – there is a race on now – which species will be first? And from which Ocean?

One finished - nine to go!

One finished – nine to go!

Here is how I got on:

Itu Davy's words echo in my mind... The fish will choose what colour works best, however it is best to start with a fly that mirrors the surrounding habitat. There is an olive and a chestnut variant in this batch  - which one gets your vote?

Itu Davy’s words echo in my mind: “The fish will choose what colour works best, however it is best to start with a fly that mirrors the surrounding habitat…” As a result of his advice, there is an olive and a chestnut variant in this batch – which one gets your vote?

ten of the best!

ten of the best!

Ready for posting - tight lines for the recipients!

Ready for posting – tight lines for the recipients!

Thank you for reading, I look forward to your return!