KENNY F*&KING POWERS – Cyclones & Seybrews on Providence Atoll

Missions to middle of nowhere remote destinations come with their own set of rules. Every fishing trip has its risks and factors that fall out of your control, like the weather, or the water conditions. But most times you can make another plan, reschedule, move spots, wait for the weather to blow past. But when [...]

WMD SBS

Former head guide at Alphonse (now back in the USA working for Umpqua) Alec Gerbec was kind enough to provide us with a detailed, pictorial step-by-step tying demo of his Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD), a killer pattern for triggerfish and other species:   RECIPE Hook: SL11 2H size 2 Thread: Danville 210 denier Weight: Flymen Fish Company [...]

THE WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

We were all puzzled by Alec Gerbec's 'latest creation' clearly leading to the downfall of Alphonse triggerfish and parrotfish as photos of these fish with the fly sticking out of their maws travelled across the web in January 2018. The rubber curly tail reminded us of the famous Tequila Twister crab fly designed by Colby [...]

Holá México Part 1: Cops and Triggers

Text and photos by Gerald Penkler “Infraction! You made infraction.  You cannot turn there.”  Intimidating rifles fondled at the window.  “Pay 400 pesos now or police station and 2400 pesos”…It is not hard to spot a tourist fresh from wintery UK. Welcome to Mexico! To be fair, I did mistakenly turn the wrong way at [...]

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Flats Hustle

The Tourette Fishing guides (and I know that the head guide, Mark Murray, was mostly behind the camera - nice work Mark;) put together this lovely summary of the past season's Red Sea fly fishing action, enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcw20l01u90

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 [...]

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! https://youtu.be/AGhVuqs-Evw  

A’ TO THE K’ – A FLY FISHING MISSION TO AN UNKNOWN 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 [...]

Triggernometry

From Columbia Sportwear: Six fishing guides set out to catch some of the most notoriously ill-tempered fish in the world. As these experts descend upon the Indian Ocean to reel in triggerfish, they're met with a much bigger challenge than even they imagined. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4MM2Ih-jvg