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Alphonse Island Resort – Seychelles

Location: The Seychelles, approx. 1,000 miles off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean

Fishery: Every day you’ll be ferried from Alphonse Island to St. Francois Lagoon. The jewel of the Seychelles. Known for its incredible bonefishing (possibly the best on earth) both in size and sheer numbers of fish. As well as indo-pacific permit and GTs. Most of the fishing is done wading the flats. If conditions are right for it, you could also opt-in for some fishing from the skiffs for GTs and milkfish. Alphonse and the St. Francois Lagoon system are described by many who have experienced it as the best saltwater sight fishing they’ve ever experienced.

Accomodations: A paradise of a resort consisting of 10 beachfront air-conditioned chalets (high-end cottages). The food is world-class and in addition to the fishing there are a ton of other activities including diving, snorkeling and tennis.

Fishing Program:

  • 6:00 AM Breakfast
  • 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ferry to St Francois Lagoon, then onto the skiffs and fishing until return ferry to Alphonse. (Lunch on the water)
  • 5:00 PM Arrive back at resort

Sample Itinerary:

  • Wednesday Depart home(most US anglers fly trough Dubai).
  • Friday Arrive Mahe and overnight.
  • Saturday Charter Flight from Mahe to Alphonse.
  • Sunday-Friday Six Full days guided fishing.
  • Saturday Depart island for Mahe and points beyond.

2020 Rates: $9840 plus $175 conservation fee per person for a 7 night/6 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, meet and greet in Mahe, round-trip airfare between Mahe and Alphonse Island, guided fishing with shared guide and skiff, park fees(fishing package).

Not Included: Airfare to/from Mahe, accommodations, and meals in Mahe, transportation services on Mahe (if needed), alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, staff and guide gratuities, items of a personal nature, including fishing tackle and any other items not specifically listed in the inclusions.

Season: October – April

Capacity: 12 anglers

All arrangements are handled by our trusty friends at Fly Water Travel.

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Gear Guide

Bonefish Flies

  • Beck’s Sili Legs – #6 Chartreuse, #6 Tan
  • Gotcha – #6
  • Crazy Charlie – #6 Tan
  • Clouser Minnow – #6 Chartreuse/White, #6 Golden Shiner
  • Mantis Shrimp – #6
  • EP Spawning Shrimp – #4 BC Tan, #4 Tan

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Permit/Triggerfish Flies

  • Rag Head Crab – #6, #2
  • EP Fleeing Crab – #1 Sand
  • EP Descendent Crab – 2/0 Tan
  • Flexo Crab – #6 Sand, #2 Sand
  • Grand Slam Crab – #4 Tan

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GT Flies

  • GT Brushy Profile – 6/0 Tan
  • Tarpon/Pike Snake – 3/0 Black
  • EP Mullet – 3/0 Black/Purple, 3/0 Bronze/White
  • EP Pike/Offshore – 4/0 Black/Orange
  • EP Tinker Mackerel – 3/0 Olive
  • NYAP – #6/0 Tan/White

Fly Rods

  •   Features

    • Matte Midnight blank
    • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum Midnight black w/Matte Midnight carbon insert
    • Blue accent wrap, black/black main wraps
    • REC recoil snake guides, SiC/titanium stripping guides
    • Reinforced blank increases loop strength and dampens vibration for straighter tracking and a truer cast
    • American made
  •   Features

    • KonneticHD Technology’s improved energy transfer allows for more stable, accurate casts
    • Increased line lifting power for long range second shots
    • Oversized ceramic stripping, snake and tip guides allow bulkier knots in heavy tippet to smoothly move through
    • More pulling power in a slimmer, stronger blank
    • Heavy-duty stealth black anodized aluminum uplocking reel seat
    • 4-piece
    • Winner of IFTD 2017 Best of Show & Best Saltwater Fly Rod
  • Scott Sector Fly Rod Video & Review

    Features

    • Guides are PVD coated in a low reflective coating for even greater durability and stealth.
    • Scott’s all new Carbon Web technology improves torsional stability.
    • Reel seat milled from aircraft grade aluminum.
    • CeRecoil stripping guides with nickel titanium frames and super slick Zirconia inserts.
    • Unmatched reliability for easily duplicated performance on the water.
  •   Features

    • Easily and intuitively generates line speed and clean, smooth loops with powerful lower sections and energetic tip
    • Hard wearing composite grip
    • Titanium stripper guides
    • Anodized aluminum double uplocking reel seat
    • Flat sky grey color with cobalt blue accents
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  • Fast-action 9′ 8 weight for bonefish
  • Fast-action 9′ 9 weight for windier bonefish conditions, triggerfish. For calmer permit, milkfish, smaller trevally conditions
  • Fast-action 9′ 10 weight for permit, milkfish, smaller trevally various other species
  • Fast-action 9′ 12 weight for GTs

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Reels

  •   Features

    • Reel frame, spool, drag knob and foot made of 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum
    • Constructed with the patented “smooth as silk” drag system
    • Quick-change spool
    • Double pawl system
    • Made in USA
  •   Features

    • G-Spool (Giga Spool) significantly reduces reel weight and generates less line coiling and much faster line retrieval
    • CNC machined spool creates significant air space under the backing promoting faster backing drying
    • ActivSeal technology perpetually repels contaminants from
      braking system
    • Award-winning NV CCF Disc Braking System
  •   Features

    • Designed to balance perfectly with lighter rods
    • Zero start-up inertia and precise low-end control protects light tippets
    • Lighter version of the sealed and maintenance-free carbon and stainless steel disc drag
    • Adjusts from zero to full drag in a single drag knob rotation
    • 30% lighter and 30% narrower than Mirage
    • Strong, yet lightweight, 6061 T6 aluminum, type II anodizing
  •   Features

    • New Frost finishes utilize Tibor’s Certified Mil-A-8625 Type II Anodizing with fewer polishing steps for a less reflective surface with the same durability
    • Made from solid aluminum bar stock
    • Lightweight to balance with modern fly rods and reduce casting fatigue
    • Triple outgoing line signals, easily removable for silent operation
    • World famous Tibor drag system
    • Made and assembled in the USA
  • Durable 8 weight size reel with smooth drag system and at least 150 yds of #20 backing
  • Durable 9 & 10 weight size reels with smooth drag system and at least 200 yds of #20 or #30 backing
  • Durable 12 weight size reel with smooth, powerful drag system and at least 300yards of Hatch Premium #68 backing

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Fly Lines

  • Weight forward tropical floating WF8F fly line, that loads easy, punches into the wind and can be presented softly.
  • Weight forward tropical floating WF9F and WF10F fly lines that load easy, punch into the wind and carry heavy flies.
  • Weight forward tropical floating WF12F fly line, that punches into the wind and carries big bulky flies.

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Bonefish Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 16 lb
  • RIO Bonefish Leader – 12 lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 12 lb, 16 lb

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Permit/Triggerfish Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 16 lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 16 lb, 20 lb

GT Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 80 lb, 100 lb

Multi Species Leaders & Tippet

  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 20lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 25 lb, 30 lb

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Fishing Apparel

  • Sun protection is critical. Lightweight, quick-drying technical fishing apparel with built-in UPF protection is best.
  • Simms Flats Sneakers are excellent for wading around coral

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