Gordon van der Spuy

Gordon van der Spuy is a South African actor, fly tier, author, podcast host, and founder of The South African Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Expo.

Author Articles

Book Excerpt: The Feather Mechanic - A Fly-Tying Philosophy

The Dog, the Boy and the Trout The first fly I ever tied consisted of a carp hook, my mom’s sewing thread, hair from our dog, Goldie, and a liberal dollop of Bostik (hobby glue). I tied it without a vice and didn’t really know what I was doing at the time. I’d modelled the fly on something I’d seen in a magazine. Mine looked terrible by comparison...