The flats of Farquhar Atoll and the other remote areas of the Seychelles might be the ultimate saltwater fly fishing destination. In a new video, anglers chase GTs, bonefish, and more.
From Magnus Jepson:
“Extreme salt water fly fishing trip to Farquhar atolls, part of Seychelles. This incredible fishery gave us some great memories of hookups with Bonefish and Giant Trevallies, and a lot of other fish I didn’t even know the name of!
The dream team consisted of me and my dad, Ian, Egil, Gunnar, Pete, Henrik and Yves. Thanks to all for a great fishing expedition, and look forward to the next!
Farquhar is operated by FlyCastaway.”
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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