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 […]

Mission Oman 2 – The discovery

It had been a few days now, and the writing was on the wall.  I was sick to death of being dunked in 3ft shorebreak trying to spot fish.  The green water was coming.  Seven guys throwing plugs from morning to night hadnt raised a single GT.  Moral was low.  Very low. I’d lost over […]

Humpday Unwind

Those atolls in the southern reaches of the Seychelles islands are any fly fisherman’s dream! If you’re not convinced, take a look at Christiaan Pretorius’ sick short film!  

GT Ice Cream

The history of the ‘GT Ice Cream’ surface lure By Barry Wareham from BasilManning lures The first GT Ice Creams were made on a lathe I inherited from my grandfather.  I had experimented with many different shapes and sizes, but it was the cone chisel-nose that proved to be very successful. Manufacturing the plugs out of wood […]

Tan GT Brush Fly

Tim Babich is a head guide for FlyCastaway and he has caught many big GTs on fly tackle in and around St Brandon’s and Farquhar. He designed the Tan Brush Fly, which imitates mullet and tropical squid, to specifically catch giant trevally. GTs generally come into shallow water to feed on the baitfish and squid […]

“M” is for Madagascar

Fishing the Radama Archipelago Photographs and text by Edward Truter A collection of photographs from northwestern Madagascar while on an offshore spinning and vertical jigging jolly with host, Radama Sporfishing (www.radama-fishing-lodge.com)                                                 […]

Moments shared

               Client & Guide Moments Text by Ryan Hammond (photographs by FlyCastway) As an angler (and guide) it is very easy to become focused solely on the end result; that being to land large numbers of fish or one specific trophy fish.  The special moments shared between anglers, guides and their quarry are often overshadowed […]