Category Archives: Saltwater Flies

Catching Bonefish and Big Tarpon – Los Roques

Los Roques

Our Los Roques trip was a long time in the planning, getting close to a year. One way and another, around 12 people were invited – pretty much all committing at some stage or another but then dropping out for various reasons. We can probably blame Brexit – everyone else does. Anyway, finally, an intrepid group of four of us paid our money and got set to go. Two of us with a fair bit … Read More Catching Bonefish and Big Tarpon – Los Roques

Fly Fishing for European Sea Bass in Northern Brittany

Fly fishing for Sea Bass

Estuaries, where briny and fresh waters meet, are among the richest ecosystems found along the coastline this side of the English Channel. In northern Brittany, many estuaries, rias and tideways cut inland where sea bass roam in numbers from spring well into autumn. From the end of the ebb and into the rising tide, those fish are on the prowl, hunting down bait and offer great sport to the discerning fly angler. From my flat … Read More Fly Fishing for European Sea Bass in Northern Brittany

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

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