Saturday, May 27, 2017

Alphonse Island News – Bones, Big GT’s and a Flats Grand Slam

The south-easterly winds are bringing in the bonefish in serious numbers! Keith Rose-Innes reports from Alphonse.

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 38: The New Frontier

Throughout this series, I have tried to bring a glimpse of what is going on at the frontier of fly fishing for trout & grayling, though have not really explored other developments, such as fly fishing for other species and, notably, salt water. I do very little of the latter and there are far more experienced fly fishers in these areas to broadcast what is going on.

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 11: Take Detection

I said that I would write a piece about the complicated subject of take detection when nymph fishing, particularly on rivers. This is also...

Ocean Condition Changes Affect Salmon Prey

Changes in ocean conditions in the northwest Atlantic have altered the food web, changing the quantity and quality of important prey species.

Alphonse Celebrates a New Record

A spectacular “Golden Grand Slam” has been achieved whilst fishing St Francois atoll. 4th season Alphonse guide, Andrew Mayo guided Matvey (Mat) Ivanov to obtaining this coveted achievement! To qualify for a “Golden Grand Slam” title five species of fish: Permit, Milkfish, GT, Bonefish and a Triggerfish need to be caught on the same day.

Product Focus : Patagonia Men’s Guidewater Pants

The current range of Patagonia clothing suitable for fly fishing is growing and new products continue to be developed every season to tempt us. We put their Men's Guidewater Pants (that's trousers to you and me!) through their paces recently to see if they lived up to the claim of being suitable for both fishing and casual wear.

Fishing on the Frontier – Part 35: The New Frontier

Fly Fishing guide, instructor and author Jeremy Lucas notes the continued rise in interest in fishing for grayling this winter and adds his own...

Alphonse Island News – Permit, Bills and Bones!

There were tricky winds in the Seychelles last week – but they encouraged the permit to feed!

The Ultimate Field Test – for a wading boot!

I have just returned from attending what was billed as the Ultimate Atlantic Salmon-fishing Course on Russia's Varzuga river. Apart from giving me the chance to catch numbers of salmon in a day that in Scotland one would hope for in a week (or month), the course gave me the perfect chance to test out for Fish and Fly, Patagonia's new Rock Grip (aluminium bar) wading boots and also their new wading Crampons too.

Big Salmon Showing on Iceland’s Big Laxa

The Nes Beat on the Big Laxa has always been famous for the biggest fish in Iceland but this year the average size is well up.
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