The Humpday Unwind: Freckles

This week’s Humpday Unwind comes in from Ray Montoya. Nothing like a little DIY Permit hunting on the Arabian Perninsula! Ray’s the man when it comes to DIY fly fishing so let him take you on some midweek daydreaming!

Right Places, Wrong Time

I had salt on the mind all week, and so early Friday headed out to join Conrad at De Mond.  The flat looked perfect, the water was lukewarm and there was only one thing missing… fish. The two of scoured the channels, grass beds and usual haunts, but save for one or two super spooky […]

Satori On Demand

From World ANGLING Studios… “Fly Fishing for Permit is a religion. Its about being in the moment and connecting with something natural, spiritual and surreal all at once. It’s about the process and letting go. It’s the instant the fish eats the fly. It’s the closest thing to enlightenment you’ll ever get. It’s Satori.” Rent […]

MIssion Oman – The last two

We effectively had two days of fishing left before the bad weather arrived.  We’d already seen the warnings, and the dropping barometer was possibly the reason for the more aggressive feeding behaviour. I would play guide and photographer, my final mission was to get pictures of these fish feeding and tailing.  No more fish were […]

Mission Oman – when it rains.

Day 11 – (17 December 2013) I struggled to sleep last night.  My slightly skinnier frame seemed not to handle all the adrenalin too well.  The focus had shifted to getting Theo onto perms, and getting some better DSLR pics of fish feeding and presentations.  We’re geared up and back on the reefs.  They’re gone. […]

Mission Oman Day 9 and 10 – First Blood

Day 9 (15 December 2013) We’re positive this morning.  It was a funny night.  The outhouse tents and shower tents at camp guantanamo blew over, so we finally had some human interaction to watch while we had our corn flakes, milk powder and water. The tide is starting to fit perfectly now.  It starts to drop […]

Mission Oman – Day 5 to 8: The drought

on the road again Day 5 (11 December 2013) We wake up slightly despondent, and make the call to start searching for different species.  I have a lagoon further down the coast on the brain.  We don’t have much to go by other than what we can see on Google Maps, but we take the […]

Mission Oman – Day 3 and 4

DAY3  (09 December 2013) We wake up to watch the sunrise and I immediately see birds diving into baitballs just off from where we’re sleeping.  Theo and I grab our spinning rods while still in our pyjamas and take off down the beach.  Its not long and we’re into fish.  Not the giants of the […]