The incredible flats of Alphonse Island are explored in an exciting new video from Black Fly Keys.
From the filmmaker:
“After one week of insane fishing in Alphonse Island we still have a hard time to get back to reality. What an epic adventure it was! Such an amazing experience with bunch of good emotions. We have never fished the flats before but professional Alphonse guides kicked us with doing things in the right way pretty fast! Fantastic fishing with incredible looking fish and breath taking views made us not once to ask our self: is it all this REAL..? Or just one big moving image..? And we did realize that ‘we do have a paradise on planet earth’.”
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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.