Ed Herbst writes: In 2013 Peter Brigg and I started to record the evolution of locally developed flies which qualified as truly indigenous by virtue of design, the materials used or the organism which the pattern sought to imitate. As far as possible we wanted the story of the flies featured in the book to be told by the originators.  South African Fishing Flies – An Anthology of Milestone Patterns was published by Penguin Random House in 2017. You can read more about Peter’s writings and experience by visiting his website or following him on Instagram.

Through this website we now wish to make some of its chapters available to an internet audience and I am grateful to Sunet van Antwerpen (neé Terblanche) of Virtual 24-7 for continuing to scan the articles which make ‘From the Piscator’ such a rich repository of fly angling history in South Africa.