5 Flies for the tropical salt

After fishing the ‘Socotra-islands’ I realised that some saltwater fly patterns certainly work better than others. The challenging fishing also taught me a few lessons – always experiment and try things that seem unlikely to work in the circumstances. For instance, never underestimate the effectiveness of a ‘dead’ fly pattern. It was a tedious task […]

A’ to the K’ – a fly fishing mission to an unknown tropical destination

There are few unexplored fishing destinations left on Earth. The few rivers and saltwater fisheries that are untouched are mostly in parts of the “old world” where the local, 3rd world country logistics make it unlikely tourist attractions. I am talking places where “no white man has set foot before”. I recently had the opportunity to […]

The Story Behind the Cover

Mahe was a regular weekend destination for me. Close friends, The Eish Bar and endless challenging grass flats made a good change from my slow paced, sand flats life on Praslin. This weekend was nodifferent to the many other weekends that JD or Fab had picked me up in the Blue Bomber at the Cat […]

Chasing Silver

Yes, it is a little cheesy but its my first attempt at proper video editing and the cheese seems to slide in automatically. This is a little highlights package from a great day on the flats of Praslin Island – it illustrates quite clearly how good the fishing can get on the Inner Islands! Enjoy… […]

A Farqing Hard Week

Seems Pete and I got dealt similar cards. While just being able to throw a fly in a fishery such as Farquhar is a treat, the stars don’t always align and you just have a tough week. The summing up of the week: A week of missed opportunities. Hosting the trip brought about its own new challenges that […]