Author's family member with a fish caught on the trip

To the Orange River in Richtersveld, South Africa

The Richtersveld is a World Heritage Site situated on the west coast of Africa near the mouth of the Orange River between Namibia and South Africa. It is one of the most inhospitable places on earth as it almost never rains and, while summer day temperatures are constantly in the 40’s, winter nights can be so cold that the air sneaks inside almost any clothing or sleeping bag. The Orange is the longest and one of the largest rivers in South Africa and has origins and inputs from places as diverse as the pristine highlands of Lesotho and the sprawling townships of Johannesburg. From another perspective, however, the Richtersveld is one of the very best, and yet least known, sport and game fishing destinations in Africa. 

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Fly Fishing the Wild & Scenic Cache La Poudre

When you dream of trout fishing in the West, the images that come to mind are of broad, cold rivers filled with hard-fighting trout, deep canyons flanked by aspens and ponderosa pines, and a scenic background of snowcapped peaks. Northern Colorado’s magnificent Cache la Poudre river checks all those boxes, and more.

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