Video: Fly Fishing the Seychelles for Milkfish, Triggerfish, and Bonefish in Wild On The Fly Web Series

The Wild On The Fly Web Series highlights fly fishing ventures throughout the world.

The series takes on a range of destinations and species and is available in DVD or download. In addition, the footage details not only great fishing but numerous aspects of culture and cuisine.

The video above is described as follows:

“Join anglers Eric Bruun, Brian and Jen Hodges, and some of the original guides at Alphonse Island as they angle for big bones, tropical triggerfish and legendary milkfish on the flats of St François Atoll. The photo above is of Brian (left) and favorite guide Serge Samson with a gorgeous triggerfish taken on a crab fly.”

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More on this destination:

The Seychelles are a series of islands (or archipelago) that are located nearly 1,000 miles off the coast of Southeast Africa in the Indian Ocean. The Republic of the Seychelles is made up of 115 ecologically diverse islands and even include two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The surrounding waters are also diverse and hold a wide range of fish species that are accessible in the seemingly endless flats that are offered in these truly far out waters.

In many ways, the Seychelles remain a saltwater fly fishing frontier, and it is difficult to argue that there is a more remote saltwater destination. Often accessed by guides from South Africa, the islands belonging to the Alphonse and Farquhar groups are perhaps the most targeted by anglers. Species such as giant trevally, bluefin trevally, golden trevally, Indo-Pacific permit, milkfish, bonefish, triggerfish, bumphead parrotfish, emperor fish, sharks, tuna, barracuda, and sailfish are among the most prized fish in the region.

Fly fishing the Seychelles is one of the more expensive trips an angler can take, but the vast remoteness, multitude of species, solitude, and exclusiveness of the trip are among the reasons for the higher costs.

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