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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.

Rates:
Per person based on single occupancy beach bungalow and shared guiding:
At time of writing, subject to change

7 night/6 day package: $11,500 plus $210 conservation fee

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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Bonefish Flies

  •   Features

    • Stiffness of calf tail allows the sili legs to flow in the current
    • Extremely effective on bonefish in the Bahamas and Mexico
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  •   Features

    • Weighted fly pattern catches fish just about everywhere
    • Variety of colors and sizes to imitate shrimp, crabs, baitfish & other food sources
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  •   Features

    • Seriously effective on tailers and bonefish in skinny water
    • Lands softly, rides hook up
    • Must have for the Bahamas
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    • Great for Bonefish everywhere
    • Tough, durable & shrimpy looking fly
    • Tied with a prong style weedguard
    • BC stands for Bead Chain eyes
    • #2 approx. 2.50″ long; #1/0 approx. 3″ long
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  •   Features

    • Classic Bonefish fly that works everywhere
    • Larger the fly the heavier it is
    • Tied on a Tiemco 811S
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  •   Features

    • Classic Bonefish fly that works everywhere
    • Bead Chain Eyes work best in shallow water
    • Tied on a Tiemco 811S
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  • 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

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    • Great crab pattern for Permit, Bonefish and Redfish
    • Tied on a Gamakatsu SC15
    • All have weedguards
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    • Great crab pattern for Bonefish and Permit
    • Tied on a Gamakatsu hook with a weedguard
    • Has lead eyes to sink quick
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  •   Features

    • Great crab pattern for Permit, Bonefish and Redfish
    • #6 has a prong mono weed guard, #2 has no weed guard
    • Sizes #2: 1″ x 7/8″; #6: 3/4″ x 3/4″
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  • Features

    • Great for so many species.
    • Center-weighted mono keel.
    • Splay hackle claws.
    • Natural apprentice and movement.
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  •   Features

    • Works well on Bonefish and Permit
    • #6 felt body measures 1/2″ x 3/8″
    • Tied on a Tiemco 811S
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  • 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

  •   Features

    • Great for big predators snacking on Mullet
    • Tough, durable & realistic looking fly
    • Tied on a super sharp Gamakatsu SC15
    • #2/0 3″ long with weedguard; #3/0 5″ long
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  •   Features

    • Great for offshore and freshwater predators
    • Tough, durable & realistic looking fly
    • Tied on a super sharp Gamakatsu SL12S
    • Approx. 8″ long
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  •   Features

    • Great for offshore and freshwater predators
    • Tough, durable & realistic looking fly
    • Tied on a super sharp Gamakatsu SC15
    • Approx. 5″ long
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  • Features

    • Oversized eye that big GT’s Key in on.
    • Fully body fly.
    • The perfect color that guides Recommend in Amirantes Islands group.
    • Super stout 6/0 hook.
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  •   Features

    • Durable block popper
    • A staple for GTs
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  •   Features

    • Capt. Bob LeMay's iconic tarpon dredging fly
    • Lots of natural movement, no unwanted buoyancy
    • 6″ long, large profile for tarpon in deep and murky water to lock on to
    • Bead chain eyes help sink rate and provide a slight rattle
    • In addition to tarpon, very effective on large predators including pike, sharks, golden dorado and cobia
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  • 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

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    • 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
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  • 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.
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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

    • 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
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  • Why we love Tibors

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    • 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
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  • 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

  •   Features

    • 16 strand braided monofilament core stays stiff in tropical heat
    • Welded loops on TT8F-TT9F
    • J3 coating for better shooting, higher floating, water repelling, and durability
    • Sand color shooting head blends into Tropical Blue running line to indicate optimal casting length
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  •   Features

    • Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
    • The perfect line for bonefish, tarpon, and permit on the flats; also great for snook, redfish, and sea trout
    • Overweighted by .75 sizes to load rods quickly; use designated line weight for your rod
    • Short, powerful head turns over long leaders with heavy flies
    • Tropi-Core technology remains stiff and slick in tropical environments
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  • 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

  •   Features

    • Medium-stiff material for turning over larger flies
    • Easy knotting, high strength leader
    • Hand tied perfection loop in the butt for quick rigging
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    • 100% fluorocarbon
    • Excellent abrasion resistance
    • Medium stiff
    • 8 lb – 12 lb 30 yd spool, 16 lb – 20 lb 25 yd spool, 25 lb – 50 lb 20 yd spool, 60 lb – 100 lb 15 yd spool
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    • Medium-stiff material with great knot strength
    • Easy casting taper design that casts typical saltwater flies
    • Maximum strength and abrasion resistance
    • Hand tied perfection loop in the butt for quick rigging
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  • 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

  •   Features

    • 100% fluorocarbon
    • Excellent abrasion resistance
    • Medium stiff
    • 8 lb – 12 lb 30 yd spool, 16 lb – 20 lb 25 yd spool, 25 lb – 50 lb 20 yd spool, 60 lb – 100 lb 15 yd spool
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  •   Features

    • Medium-stiff material with great knot strength
    • Easy casting taper design that casts typical saltwater flies
    • Maximum strength and abrasion resistance
    • Hand tied perfection loop in the butt for quick rigging
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  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 16 lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 16 lb, 20 lb

GT Leaders & Tippet

  •   Features

    • 100% fluorocarbon
    • Excellent abrasion resistance
    • Medium stiff
    • 8 lb – 12 lb 30 yd spool, 16 lb – 20 lb 25 yd spool, 25 lb – 50 lb 20 yd spool, 60 lb – 100 lb 15 yd spool
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  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 80 lb, 100 lb

Multi Species Leaders & Tippet

  •   Features

    • 100% fluorocarbon
    • Excellent abrasion resistance
    • Medium stiff
    • 8 lb – 12 lb 30 yd spool, 16 lb – 20 lb 25 yd spool, 25 lb – 50 lb 20 yd spool, 60 lb – 100 lb 15 yd spool
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  •   Features

    • Medium-stiff material with great knot strength
    • Easy casting taper design that casts typical saltwater flies
    • Maximum strength and abrasion resistance
    • Hand tied perfection loop in the butt for quick rigging
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  • RIO Saltwater Leader – 20lb
  • RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet – 25 lb, 30 lb

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Fishing Apparel

  •   Features

    • Made from quick-drying, fast-wicking 100% recycled polyester jersey with 50+ UPF sun protection and Polygiene® permanent odor control; same fabric as our Capilene® Cool Daily styles
    • Comfortable rib-knit neckband
    • Soft-hand graphic application
    • Original fishing-inspired art
    • Artists: Ryan Sharpe (Chase: Atoll Blue), Ed Anderson (Sketched FR Permit)
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  •   Features

    • Ultralight nylon/polyester blend dries in a flash and has 30-UPF sun protection
    • Mechanical stretch in the fabric allows for greater comfort when casting
    • 2.25-oz 52% nylon/48% polyester with mechanical stretch and 30-UPF sun protection
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  •   Features

    • Hood is designed to be worn over a baseball cap
    • Vertical zip closure on front pocket
    • Sculpted cuff with thumb holes for sun protection
    • 100% polyester double knit with 50+ UPF sun protection
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  •   Features

    • Mid-cut, lace-toe and synthetic upper
    • MDurable, saltwater-friendly materials
    • Non-absorbing foam lining with synthetic face
    • Gum rubber outsole for traction when wet
    • Removable Right Angle® Footbed for a secure and comfortable underfoot ride
    • Men’s half sizes: 7 – 14, Width: EE
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  •   Features

    • Lightweight, UPF50 sun glove with improved coverage & fit
    • Synthetic overlay on the index finger for stripping durability
    • Half finger style with extended coverage on index/middle fingers, long length to cover the wrists & pairing snaps for storage
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  •   Features

    • Quick-dry, breathable stretch fabric with laser cut breathing holes
    • Coolcore technology – up to 30% lower surface tempature when wet
    • Longer cape for better sun coverage at neckline
    • Tall enough to fit over back of fishing cap
    • One size fits most
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  •   Features

    • UPF 30
    • Durable and lightweight with COR3™ and Cool Control™ technology – perfect for warm weather fishing
    • Zip-secure back pocket and slash hand pockets with an internal cell phone pocket
    • Partial elastic, brushed tricot lined waistband for adjustability, comfort and moisture management
    • Crotch gusset for comfort and ease of movement
    • Inseam 30”
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  • 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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