TARGETING G.T.'S AT FARQUAR ATOLL OFF THE SEYCHELLES CHAIN

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  1. fishordie

    fishordie I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Another incredible adventure is in the books.. Farquar Atoll is the furthest island in the Seychelle chain.. Half way around the world in the Indian Ocean with Gin clear waters, coral and lava reefs with endless miles of pristine fly fishing flats. A living aquarium containing an entire array of the most exotic and colorful species of finned critters.

    Mostly wading in the surf, sight fishing to G.T.'s and maaan did I have another Epic Flyfishing Trip..Watching your targeted species, GT's, surfing the face of the waves, chasing them down, as waves pound against you, and then casting a fly to them is Mind Blowing. Spotting these big bruisers cruising the flats as singles or, on occasion, multiples, on the backs of stingrays or even one on the back of a tailing Trigger fish is Awesome! An Attack of the fly by a lit up Geet is an orgasm for the senses that cannot really be described with words. An Apex predator that owns the flats he cruises in. When they are active no critter is safe. This is the bully of the salt water sandbox.

    I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to hook and land so many great quality "Geets" on the fly. Epic!!! SPECTACULAR job by the Fly Castaway Staff and Guide Crew on the Island. The Outstanding Facility and level of Professionalism provided to we the clients was way beyond my expectations. All brought to me and organized superbly by the great folks of The Fly Shop in Redding California. This phenomenal experience was absolutely worth traveling to the other side of the world to fly fish this incredible destination.. Just watch out for the Tiger and Bull sharks while wading... No kidding.

    My Sage Ignitor and X Rods, Rio Lines, Nautilus Reels, all functioning to perfection, made my casting and fish fighting life so much easier.. All Geets hooked were landed and released using barbless hooks and gentle hands... The fishing folks I met at the Island could not have been nicer or more fun to hang with.. Lots of very experienced anglers on this trip. Lots more pics of lots more fish but this is a good start.

    This was my first trip fishing G.T.'s.. It will not be my last as the fishing at Farquar has me addicted to chasing these amazing creatures. Next stop.. Permit on the fly at ESBL in a few weeks..

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  2. gved823

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    Wow! Incredible! Jaime this is the next best thing to sharing the rail with you. Getting to see a another part of the world and the fish it has to offer. Great pictures and write up. Thank you again Sir
     
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  3. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    Way cool! Great exotic location. Love those Emperors too.
     
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  4. Tromak

    Tromak Newbie

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    Oh man this is at the top of the list for me. Did you catch any Permit? I heard the bones are giant there, i struggle to find proof of that. Did you see any? Did you hear any whispers of Atlantic Tarpon? I know that might be a stretch, but their natural range is close enough.... I've been talking to a boat owner about crewing on his sailboat through that region next year so I'm starting to really look into this.
     
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  5. fishordie

    fishordie I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hi Tyler,

    I only saw one permit though never got a shot at it. If you get a chance to go thru the Seychelles, please do yourself a favor and go for it... Make sure you bring your rods... It is one of the greatest locations for fisher-folks on the planet. I cannot wait to get back.

    Jamie
     

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