Category Archives: saltwater fishing

The New Zelda Salmon Flies

Zelda Salmon Flies

Kjartan Antonsson – or ‘KJ’ as he likes to be called – is the designer of our new Zelda Salmon flies that we’ve recently introduced into the range. Here’s been working alongside Peter Rippin for quite some time on the Icelandic rivers, both great anglers and clever salmon fly designers. Peter, one of the original founders of Fly Fishers Group, can fully vouch for the Zelda being an extremely productive salmon fly. Peter said to … Read More The New Zelda Salmon Flies

Seychelles; Why I would go to Alphonse

Alphonse

When I first became a fishing agent back in 2000 it coincided with the opening of what has become over the last two decades perhaps the most famous saltwater operation in the world, Alphonse Islands. It was the very first saltwater destination that combined luxury accommodation with some of the most incredible flats fishing on the planet. It provided a base that non fishing companions would also fall in love with. I remember the tales … Read More Seychelles; Why I would go to Alphonse

Fishing for Trachinotus Africanus Permit with Clare Carter

Trachinotus Africanus Permit

What a week we have had! The conditions here in southern Oman have been spectacular, with clearing waters and temperatures rising from last week. We are lucky to have two species of Permit here in Oman, the Trachinotus Blochii, and the Trachinotus Africanus Permit. The former also known as the Indo-pacific permit (or Omani Gold as we like to call them!) and a species we readily target from the shore. The latter has been somewhat of a … Read More Fishing for Trachinotus Africanus Permit with Clare Carter

A Day on Providence Atoll, Seychelles

Providence Atoll, Seychelles

There is one atoll in the Indian Ocean that little is known about; only a few have visited the atoll and even fewer have fished it – Providence. One of the largest in the Seychelles, Providence is over 140 km² and is accessed following a five-hour sail from Farquhar. Since its closure in late 2009 only a few vessels have visited it to fish, so it still remains largely unexplored. I have been trying to … Read More A Day on Providence Atoll, Seychelles

3 Recommended Permit Fly Patterns

3 Recommended Permit Fly Patterns

After many weeks of preparation, planning and excitement the 2016/17 season is upon us. The Arabian Fly Sport Fishing companies first client of the season, Garreth Coombes, had arrived with every piece of kit imaginable, a selection of spinning and fly fishing rods were lined up ready for the first day on the water, along with 3 Recommended Permit Fly Patterns chosen by myself. The first few days were tough as the monsoon had not ended … Read More 3 Recommended Permit Fly Patterns

The Proppen – Tied by Barry Ord Clarke

Tying the Proppen

Taking the wrong fly box with you on a fishing trip normally ends in a fiasco! For Me it was a short cut to success, and the popular sea trout pattern ‘Proppen’ was born. About ten years ago, after a long hard winter, waiting for the salt water ice to break up and drift out to sea to make the first trip of the season, for salt water sea trout fishing in Norway. After one and … Read More The Proppen – Tied by Barry Ord Clarke