Author Interview: Chris Dombrowski

In Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker and the World's Most Elusive Fish, Chris Dombrowski, a trout fishing poet from Montana, writes about a legendary Bahamian guide David Pinder and his lifelong quarry, bonefish, the ghost of the flats. The Mission caught up with Dombrowski to chat about the book, his writing process, guiding [...]

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5 FLIES FOR THE TROPICAL SALT

After fishing the ‘Socotra-islands’ I realised that some saltwater fly patterns certainly work better than others. The challenging fishing also taught me a few lessons – always experiment and try things that seem unlikely to work in the circumstances. For instance, never underestimate the effectiveness of a ‘dead’ fly pattern. It was a tedious task [...]

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 [...]

DIY Farquhar

Friend and accomplished fly fisherman Graeme Field of Liquid Horizon has put together a DIY trip to Farquhar next year April. I was hoping to go but can't get leave - I've already used up too much chasing fish :) The trip has been advertised for this week only and already half the slots have been taken. [...]

A Farqing Hard Week

Seems Pete and I got dealt similar cards. While just being able to throw a fly in a fishery such as Farquhar is a treat, the stars don't always align and you just have a tough week. The summing up of the week: A week of missed opportunities. Hosting the trip brought about its own new challenges that [...]

Not too Kosi up there.

I'm not exactly known to be the chatty type, so I should have known what I was in for carrying my fly rods on the plane from Durban back home.  The wheels were barely up when my neighbor in the emergency row tapped on my shoulder hinting for me to take my earphones out. “So, [...]

Golden Grand Slam at Alphonse

Alphonse Island Celebrates a New World Record Achievement The almost impossible feat of a “Golden Grand Slam” has been achieved whilst fishing St François atoll. Fourth–season Alphonse fishing guide, Andrew Mayo guided Matvey Ivanov (Mat) to obtaining this coveted achievement!  To qualify for a “Golden Grand Slam” title five species of fish: Permit, Milkfish, GT, [...]

DAD’S FIRST BONEFISH

Bonefish found in the inner islands of the Seychelles rarely swim in shoals and do not swim in shoals of hundreds (and definitely not in shoals of thousands). They are educated - they do not simply eat anything and have been known to refuse a perfectly good Charlie that worked just yesterday. And catching Bonefish [...]