The Redo of Providence Atoll 2019

by | Apr 16, 2022 | fly fishing Providence Atoll

flyfishingIn fall of 2016 I was in South Africa visiting and fishing with friends.  I ended the trip fishing with my pals of FlyCastaway, Gerhard Laubscher, Ryan Hammond and Tim Babitch.  On my last day I had a late night flight home from Johannesburg which gave me time to hang around the FlyCastaway office.  The downtime turned into the planning of a masterpiece custom Yellow Dog trip to Providence Atoll in the Seychelles for December of 2019.  A custom trip that would be longer than most and gave us the opportunity to divulge upon the best fishing tides of the season.


SeychellesThe three year wait for the trip to arrive seemed like ten.  But it gave me time to book eleven anglers to join and to work out many complicated logistics.  When departure time came, I must say I was perhaps more excited than I had been for any trip in my life. Soon I was in Mahe, Seychelles with my eleven guests.


monsoon-currierBut disaster struck after the journey there.  The eve before we were literally about to charter our plane then board the mothership Mayas Dugong and begin, I got a call from headquarters.  We were going to be delayed due to a threatening storm.  That storm turned into a full on – out of season – cyclone.  We were trapped on Mahe for a week and never made a cast before having to leave.


saltwater-flyfishingLong story short, we were unable to rebook such a custom trip anytime soon.  Instead we had to wait almost another three years.  Well, the time has come.  As you read this blog, I’m on my way for the redo trip to Providence Atoll in the Seychelles.  This is a hosted Yellow Dog trip through my friends at FlyCastaway.  While not all of my original eleven were able to return with me, five were, and I added the other six.  Many of these six were with me in the Seychelles back in November/December.


flyfishingI’m presently 5 miles high over Greenland on my way over.  All I can say is stay tuned my friends.  After what is now six years of anticipation, the trip is on.  While I’ll do my best to get the daily reports out fast, realize that I won’t have internet during the trip which is April 19-30.  Once back to civilization the day by day accounts will load.  This should be a good one!


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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!