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 [...]

Falloon SBS101

A few people have been on my case about a step-by-step (SBS) article on the Falloon. I am now convinced that it is a great fly and certainly worth the time to tie if you are a species-crazy angler. I received positive reports from Gerald Penkler (who caught a nice big UK brown on the [...]

Chub on fly

Gerald Penkler has been on a mission to catch the European barbel on fly. In his attempts to find suitable rivers for these fish, he’s stumbled upon several lovely spring creeks that hold good stocks of carp, chub, barbel, roach, tench, grayling and brown trout. However, the long stretches of private property along the river [...]