Del Brown’s Merkin Crab SBS

Del Brown, a name synonymous with Permit fishing, is often credited as the man who originally cracked the Permit code. The secret to his success

Foam Turneffe Crab SBS

I’ve been playing with Turneffe proportions and materials the last day or so, particularly hoping to substitute deer hair for spun foam and micro ultra

SBS – The Mighty Ugandan

A recent trip to Providence Atoll in the far outer reaches of the Seychelles, saw myself and Warwick tying up an absolute storm in the

Good Vibrations – the Sperm Clouser

So it’s old (and legendary) news that Bob Clouser designed the Clouser Minnow; but Bob also combined synthetics with buck tail in his flies and

Fly head makes gas hed

Every now and then, a truly talented fly tyer comes along.  This year is my 25th year behind the vice, and although I can usually

The F.O.K.K. – Full On Kob Kalamari

I’ve been messing around with Squid Patterns the last couple weeks, mainly focused on GT versions for an upcoming trip in March 2018… But after

Alphlexo in depth

While fishing with Alec Gerbec in Alphonse I quizzed him about the Alphlexo crab pattern and how it was different to the better known Flexo

Fly Hacks – Paint Markers

This might seem obvious, but I’ve been trying to colour dark rubber legs properly for ages unsuccessfully.  I guess its because I never found a

Alflexo SBS

The myth, the legend.  The fly that has embarrassed self respecting Alphonse and St Francois Permit for a few seasons now. My first attempts at

My New Mission

Spotted Grunter on the sand.  Its where they become absolute assholes.  Its where the shots are fleeting and the fish are wise.  Its right up

Electric Blue

The following informative article about catching bluefin trevally around Alphonse Island was published in Africa’s Original Fly Fishing Magazine: Ewan Naude and I had barely

Jam Fly SBS

Disclaimer- this is my version of the JAM.  It evolves each time I tied it, and is similar to the Jannies version 1348.  Hes now

So you want to catch a sperm whale…

Ive been enjoying filling the offshore box lately.  A proper size squid is the one thing its been lacking. I dont trim the body until

Jig hook evolution

A few years ago, I tied a fly for kob called the Lead Ass Mullet, and was based on a pattern that I saw in

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