A Growing Addiction

I met Daniel a month before I left the Seychelles. I had been living on Praslin for a couple of years and had caught my fair share of fish. Daniel had just moved out and was there to fish. We chatted briefly, shared a few notes and then I was off. We never got to […]

The fly fisherman’s ultimate brothel?

A photo essay about the tropical flats fishes of Alphonse and St. Francois atolls (Seychelles) Text by Leonard Flemming (the uncut version) Photos by Leonard Flemming (unless credited otherwise) This photo essay featured in Catch Magazine: Introduction It’s easy to develop an obsession around fly fishing. I suppose theoretically one could compare a fly fisherman’s […]

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 crab. Speaking of the Flexo, I searched the net for a possible originator of this fly and it seems that Richard Whitner is connected to the early development or at […]

Inner Island Report

Beniamino Pellegrini (@bengthehunted) got hold of me a while back about fishing the Inner Islands of the Seychelles. I dispensed what I still know is relevant and hoped that he came tight… So I was very stoked to receive the below email on the morning I was due to leave for (what will hopefully be […]

Honeymoon in Praslin

By Gerald Penkler Getting married is great, especially when the honeymoon takes you to Praslin Island in the Seychelles for a week and your wife is happy to fly fish too.  Praslin is a gorgeous little island, a short flight or ferry from Mahe. We had an amazing time swimming, sunning, cycling, snorkelling, and some […]

This is the holy grail of flats fly-fishing

The following feature was published on the Red Bull website: A permit is not (only) something you need to legally be on the water. It is indeed a fish. THE fish As addictive as fishing warm water shallows, ‘flats,’ may be to saltwater fly fishermen, they can be frustrating deserts through which many agonising footsteps […]

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 stepped onto the sandy shore in front of the Alphonse Island resort and the blinding blue of the tropical flat turned electric. Baitfish started jumping in front of us. It […]