ALPHLEXO IN DEPTH

While fishing with Alec Gerbec in Alphonse I quizzed him about the Alphlexo crab pattern and how it was different to the better known Flexo crab. Speaking of the Flexo, I searched the net for a possible originator of this fly and it seems that Richard Whitner is connected to the early development or at [...]

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 [...]

Me and my crabs

This is young Peter.  Id been fly fishing for about 6 years at this point, my flies were shocking imitations of those patterns developed in the american south east.  Seaducers, charlies, deceivers. An even younger Peter had an obsession with crabs, which along with model cars were my favourite thing.  I couldn't watch people eat [...]

Fishing Crab Patterns – Part 1

I have been fascinated by crab patterns since my first Seychelles trip way back in 2002. It was a long time ago and as 'green behind the ears', fresh out of school youngster I had very little idea about the diversity that come with fly tying - I tied good old trout and bass patterns and cottoned [...]