FLY HACKS – THE MONEY BUMP – HOLLOW FLY TRICKS AND TIPS

April 2005 I was fortunate, along with my late old man,  to wrangle our way on to the first FlyCastaway "PAYDIRT" trip... 14 Anglers, 2 Guides... 2 weeks, two Seychelles outer Atolls which at that stage had virtually never been fished.. or if they had, it was VERY little... Cosmoledo for a week, and then [...]

IMPROVED DMA SBS

Jannie Visser and I had some great fishing for silver kob on the False Bay reefs some time ago (post coming up). We found that natural colours outfished the yellow and orange DMA's that usually works quite well for kob. I've been busy at the vice, filling the gaps and have been tying them a [...]

DEAR SANTA…

It’s not just us desk-bound schlubs who have dream fish. Even those who live in fishy paradise have bucket list fish they want to tick off. On Christmas Eve, Santa came to visit the Outer Islands of the Seychelles and he paid a visit to guide Cameron Musgrave on Cosmoledo. "I have had a guiding [...]

JIMMY’S SILICONES

Since Jimmy Eagleton's caught his first yellowtail on silicone prototypes that he tied several years ago, he's continued to fine tune the pattern (and colour combinations) and has more recently come up with a very effective molded silicone fly that he's raving about - and when Jimmy's raving about a fly then I know it [...]