Mission Oman – when it rains.

Day 11 - (17 December 2013) I struggled to sleep last night.  My slightly skinnier frame seemed not to handle all the adrenalin too well.  The focus had shifted to getting Theo onto perms, and getting some better DSLR pics of fish feeding and presentations.  We're geared up and back on the reefs.  They're gone. [...]

West African Permit

Good friend, fish-scientist and fishing-nut Fabien Forget sent me this pic from his time in Gabon. A cracking fish estimated around 25lbs that evidently gave an extremely impressive account of itself.My question is whether this is Trachinotus falcatus - the fabled Permit of the Keys and Carib - or Trachinotus maxillosus. (http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Trachinotus-maxillosus.html) - the Guinean Pompano or Permit?Any [...]

Seychelles Tails

Found this on the vimeo Castawayfilms.com page. So so awesome - I just can't get enough of those tails... [vimeo 33841445 w=500 h=281] AMIRANTE TAILS, Fly Fishing in the Seychelles for GT, Permit, and Bluefin Trevally from Castaway Films on Vimeo.

A week on Poivre and St Joseph

Cornad Botes, Bruce Williamson, Chris Bladen & co return from an epic trip to Poivre and St Jospeph Atoll.   Two days were spent on Poivre where the group managed Permit in the surf on fast stripped fleeing crabs.

Lunchtime Permit… Drool

Today I was having a fairwell lunch at la Reserve on Praslin when I happened to glance over the railing. This is what I saw: And no, I didn't have a fly rod. And no, couldn't go get it. Stop! Stop shaking your head like that! I may have cried a little inside!


So I’ve been trying crack the Mullet problem lately. I have been wanting to catch Mugil Cephalus (Mullet) without chum for ages now. Using bread, it’s easy. But I want one without using a starchy chum and a ‘Bread Fly’. I've been playing with floating shrimps, blood worms and variety of educated guesses but the Muggles have been difficult. There [...]

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