Welcome to our little shop!

Fly Fishing Tackle Shop

These are just the most famous of our fly designs that we have added for your convenience.

Should you have other requirements, please feel free to contact us.

If you are ordering from outside of South Africa, please note that your shipping will have to be calculated dependent on the size of the order as well as the destination.


Featured Products

Snail imitation


The HOT fly
The HOT fly


About Us

Located in the small rural town of Somerset East, arguably the best stocked fly fishing shop in the Eastern Cape of South Africa!

Who we are

Alan has been fly fishing for over forty five years and guiding for the past fifteen years. His observations spending time on the water have allowed him to translate his passion, creativity and fly tying skills into developing fly patterns that work. Sharing his knowledge, adding “out of the box thinking” have resulted in

a range of fly patterns that never seems to stop evolving. Watch this space!

What we do

Alan was born in Somerset East and grew up on a farm outside of Pearston in the Eastern Cape Karoo. He has in depth knowledge of both the area and the wildlife. Annabelle was a city girl, but has adapted perfectly to the vast open spaces and solitude that is the Karoo. Together they have developed the Angler and Antelope Guesthouse and have pioneered Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo. Alan’s flies are also featured at the Catskill Museum in the USA, and is featured in the book “South African Fishing Flies” by Ed Herbst and Peter Brigg. Their latest venture, A&A Adventures is an opportunity for guests to experience the beautiful surroundings. Day trips and longer tours can be personalized to your requirements; just talk to them and they will create an unforgettable experience.


“I ended my speech by making a selection – after first clearing it with Gordon – of the participant I thought had made the greatest contribution to freshwater fly fishing in South Africa over the last five years. I gave it to Alan and Annabelle Hobson of the Angler & Antelope along with a modest tinted, pen and ink sketch of a leaping brown trout. It was a popular choice judging from the accolades the announcement received, and they deserve it.” Tom Sutcliffe, at the inaugural Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo held in Somerset West in 2016.

Contact Us

Please feel free to visit the shop in person for many other products available. Alternatively, give us a call or pop us an email for any other flies or tackle items you need.


8 Scallan Street,

Somerset East,

Eastern Cape, South Africa

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