Final Day and Memories from St. Brandon’s Atoll

by | May 30, 2018 | yellow permit | 1 comment

Our final day here at St. Brandon’s Atoll was simply another day in paradise.  Gerhard, Tim, Ryan and I took our time and relaxed and caught a few more bonefish before calling our day early.  For me, this trip has been an unbelievable success fishing.  Honestly, I could’ve ended it last night after my second yellow permit of the week!

photo by Gerhard Laubscher – FlyCastaway

In the morning we begin the long 24-30 hour crossing back to mainland Mauritius.  I’m not looking forward to that part.  Especially when I think about the back to back 12-hour flights that follow the boat ride before I reach home.  With layovers it will take me four days to get home!

But it has been more than worth it.  Here are few last looks at one of the great saltwater fly fishing trips of my life.  Enjoy!

St. Brandon’s Atoll has some of the most beautiful flats on the planet.

photo by FlyCastaway

The golden trevally.

photo by FlyCastaway

A slip from Rich Humphrey but the bone hit the water and was fine.

photo by Gerhard Laubscher – FlyCastaway

Tim Babich is always hooked up!

photo by FlyCastaway

The island trevally also known as the yellow dot.

Another bonefish release.

photo by Gerhard Laubscher – FlyCastaway

Yellow permit release.

Rafael Island at St. Brandon’s Atoll sunset.

photo by Gerhard Laubscher – FlyCastaway

Yellow permit success.  The long trip home will be easy this year!

A very special thanks to Gerhard, Tim and Ryan of FlyCastaway for inviting me along.  And always remember, great fish come with great gear and sponsors – YetiYellow Dog Flyfishing AdventuresWinston Fly RodsScientific AnglersCosta SunglassesSimmsBauer Fly ReelsKate’s Real Food.

If you want to go to St Brandon’s Atoll feel free to contact me or my friends at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures.

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Jeff

    Thanks everyone for reading the blog and all the nice comments and emails! It was a great trip!

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!