PUBLIC RELATIONS

This excerpt is from the Tim Babich profile, 'The Chameleon' in issue 32 of The Mission. Over the years of hard salty slog, from Cosmo, to Providence, then on to St Brandon’s and back, post-piracy, to the Seychelles with FlyCastaway on Farquhar Atoll, Tim grew as a guide. As with most people who spend enough [...]

THE LUCKY ONE

Some guys, like Johannesburg-based Peter Whittaker, a veteran, globe-trotting angler who is our Lifer in issue 32, seem to have life dialled in.  There are few people we have met who actually fish as often as he does (he is literally almost always fishing). Seychelles, Jurassic Lake, Bolivia, the Orange, the Vaal and many other [...]

THE SECRET LIVES OF GTs

Arguably fly fishing’s most loved saltwater bullies, there’s a lot more to Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis) than meets the flats angler’s eye. To understand these incredible fish a little better, in issue 31 we spoke to three leading fisheries biologists about their work on the world’s biggest Giant Trevally aggregation off Mozambique, why South Africa’s [...]

SPAGHETTI ALLA SUDAN

No stranger to big fish, when Meredith McCord visited the flats of Sudan she was on the hunt for triggerfish, bluefin trevally and GTs. What she didn’t expect was the spaghetti worm.   No one expects the spaghetti worm.   “What is that?” I asked, awe-struck, as I stood looking in front of the three [...]

PINKY & THE BRAIN

When the Fly Fishing Nation crew went on an extended trip of Cosmoledo, Alphonse and Farquhar in the Seychelles, we knew they were literally in for the mission of their lives. We also knew it would be impossible to get one of them to sum it all up in a single story. So for this [...]

SURF & TURF

Marina Gibson’s highlights from Fly Fishing Nation's three-week trip to the Seychelles with Alphonse Fishing Company are divided between those on land and those in the water.   THE FISHING This was the most insane trip I have ever done in my life so the fishing highlights were numerous. I caught my first GT in [...]

ALEX’S GOODIE

For Paulo Hoffmann, getting to grips with GTs for the first time at Cosmo was a baptism of fire. Fortunately, he was in good hands. “Paulo, I’ve got a goodie for you.” That’s what Cosmoledo guide Alex Quatre said when the fish we had been waiting for made an appearance. A well-known figure to most [...]

LONG REEF

Veteran guide Richard Schumann has spent the better part of his life guiding blue chip clients in the world’s best saltwater destinations. Here he lifts the skirt on one place that does not get as much attention as it should. Not that you are likely to go there anyway… If the cost and inaccessibility don’t [...]

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