Holá México Part 1: Cops and Triggers

Text and photos by Gerald Penkler “Infraction! You made infraction.  You cannot turn there.”  Intimidating rifles fondled at the window.  “Pay 400 pesos now or police station and 2400 pesos”…It is not hard to spot a tourist fresh from wintery UK. Welcome to Mexico! To be fair, I did mistakenly turn the wrong way at […]

Sudan recap – My favourite trigger eat yet

Stu Harley and I hit the GT highway.  A section of reef battered flat by hundreds of years of wave activity on the waveward side of this reef flanking the Sudanese mainland. Today it was baron with GTs.  We spotted one or two that had no interest in predation of any sort, and soon we […]

Sudan prep & Fly hack – keel crabs & sticks like SH!T

A few months ago Jimmy and I fished a session at strand and he gave me one of his DMAs.  His flies are always an education in innovation, and this one was no different. “What the hell did you coat this head with?”. “That sticks like shit stuff!” Of course I had no clue he […]

Sudan prep – Scour hour. Contraband Crabs

I couldn’t seem to find the natural Scotchbrite pads that Chichone uses, but I did find kitchen cleaning ones in white. Some tea got them to a nice colour.  Combined with some Evostick “Sticks like Sh!t” mixed with tan hobby paint on the bottom worked a treat. Oh ya, im off to Sudan in May, so […]

Flats Hustle

The Tourette Fishing guides (and I know that the head guide, Mark Murray, was mostly behind the camera – nice work Mark;) put together this lovely summary of the past season’s Red Sea fly fishing action, enjoy…

Red Herring in the Red Sea

A message from Rob Scott came via email: “We have two last minute spots on the Nubian Flats if any of you guys want to go?” I was chewing my nails behind the computer. I knew I was walking a tightrope with time. Short-notice invitations come with a discount, but they get snatched up…I couldn’t […]