Fly-fishing in all its forms is the fastest growing participatory field sport in the world. Whether you're hoping to catch trout, tigerfish, yellowfish or queenfish, there is little to match the sheer joy of fishing with a fly rod. Whether you're standing waist-deep in a raging river, estuary fishing the saltwater, or wading slowly into the calm waters of an inland lake, the thrill of casting a perfect line is unmatched. Bill Hansford-Steele's African Fly-fishing Handbook covers all aspects of fly-fishing on the African continent, and includes chapters on when and where to fly-fish in Africa, how to get started and what equipment to buy, casting and retrieving techniques, tactics and strategies, freshwater fish, saltwater fish, yellowfish, fish food forms, and winning fly patterns. The most comprehensive book of its kind, the African Fly-fishing Handbook will be indispensable to both seasoned fly-fishers and those just starting out.
Bill Hansford-Steele is a professional fly-fishing instructor, and counts Cyril Ramaphosa among his extensive list of successful students. Originally from the UK, he has lived and fished in southern Africa for the last 40 years.