IRAN IN SUMMARY

By Gerald Penkler “GERAAAAALD”, shattered the night calm and echoed across the darkness. This was followed by a cacophony of banging and panicked shouting, before a gazillion candle power spotlight arced back and forth across the hillside as if searching for an escaped convict. In surprise, I looked down towards the camp and saw someone running [...]

By |2018-09-01T11:31:23+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Gerald Penkler|Tags: , |0 Comments

Holá México Part 4: Lagoons, Cenotes & Logistics

Text and photos by Gerald Penkler This trip was spent mostly fishing the surf and flats, however, next time I will focus on the incredible looking lagoons.   I thought I would share some thoughts of how to approach this and what you could expect. The lagoons and cenotes tend to be lined with thick mangroves [...]

By |2018-07-03T15:17:39+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Gerald Penkler, NEW|Tags: , |0 Comments

Holá México Part 3: To swim or not to swim

Text and photos by Gerald Penkler “To swim or not to swim”, she appeared to ask with a toothy grin.  A monstrous hulk was basking in glorious sunshine, mouth agape and dark beady eyes watching and waiting.  We had planned to swim across a dark, murky green, mangrove-lined channel a bit further down to reach [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:32:07+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Gerald Penkler, NEW|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Holá México Part 2: Jack & Bone stalk

Text and photos by Gerald Penkler Our brains felt jangled by the time we arrived at the sand spit.  The roads along this coast are littered with some huge potholes. More aptly put, the potholes you drive on occasionally have some flat bits.   With the light fading, beautiful jade green water and an orange sunset [...]

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 [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:43:44+00:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Gerald Penkler, NEW, Triggerfish|Tags: , |1 Comment

Fly Hacks – Abel drag quick fix

By Gerald Penkler Abel reels have rightfully earned their reputation as reliably solid and bombproof. Dunk, drop, sand bathe day in and day out and you can still rely on them to stop a drag racer of a fish. However,  as I am sure many have discovered, they have an achilles heel. Ironically it's cleaning. [...]

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 [...]

Fly Hacks: Googly Eyes

By Gerald Penkler Eyes on flies look terrific, at least to the angler. I am convinced fish prefer them, but have no evidence to support. But at the very least they make my flies look that bit better. Putting eyes onto big baitfish patterns however was often a sticky affair for me, leaving superglue on [...]