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  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:37 am   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
Last Post of the series guys:

The god awful persistent wind was rocking the boat. Still the sun was shining so we loaded up the tender to explore the next part of the atoll. As you'll see from the ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:33 am   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
"Let's go now!"
"What?!"
"We’re leaving in 10 minutes!"

I flew out of my bed and grabbed one of the coffees. There was no time to sit back and enjoy it as the rac ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:10 pm   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
That night the watch was taken very seriously. We were anchored just off the atoll as always but the wind was pumping. Any change in direction and we could swing round and be dangerously close to a fa ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:28 pm   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
It didn’t take long for the celebrations to be interrupted by another leviathan heading for home. This was the moment Steve had been waiting for and set hard into the fight. And what a fight. Almost ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:37 pm   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
Like an air raid siren, a ratchet shattered the silence and dictated battle stations for all. The line was tearing off at an almighty pace. Terence was in the chair in a heartbeat and the clicker was ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:24 pm   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
Alan It's a pleasure. Comments like that make it worth it. I hope it inspires someone to search out their own piece of paradise sometime! MidlandMike, thanks... Still loads to share.



That morni ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:27 pm   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
Thanks Chris.

Over lunch the satellite phone delivered the news we were dreading. The 40Knt wind forecast a week back was now much worse and a full on weather front. Tornadoes had hit SA, which was ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:44 am   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
The next few hours, before the tide would push us off for the day, would reveal just how lucky we were to land that fish. The fickle eating habits, immense explosive power and the hectic coral would s ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:16 pm   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
Hope you all had a great Christmas!

The sun rose and with it the boat became alive with action. Each one of us heavily focused on our own routines of preparation. 10#’s were being rigged with 2 ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:37 pm   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
Thanks Guys,

I have to admit being somewhat distracted by m2mga's avatar Smile

Billy, you're never too old... Idea


Our first night...


The dark arts possesion.


A piece of tuna f ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:49 am   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
What happened next was simply insane! Many of the lines and memories are crossed and confused with the unimaginable excitement, action and chaos. I can only do my best to recount those memories that a ...
  Topic: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
FryFly

Replies: 25
Views: 19163

PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:34 am   Subject: Bassas Da India - A once in a Lifetime expedition
Hey Guys, my second trip this year but this one was extra special. A lot of work went into making it happen and it was a truely fantastic experience. I will do my best to add the progress as soon as p ...
  Topic: Freedom in The Channel. A Mozambique Adventure.
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:00 pm   Subject: Freedom in The Channel. A Mozambique Adventure.
I'm sorry it's taken so long to get the final chapter up but with changing jobs - fishing and being completely entrenched in a self build boat project it's been on the backburner. Anyway I hope you en ...
  Topic: Freedom in The Channel. A Mozambique Adventure.
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:45 pm   Subject: Freedom in The Channel. A Mozambique Adventure.
You're sick rich, sick sick sick
  Topic: Freedom in The Channel. A Mozambique Adventure.
FryFly

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PostForum: Salt Water Fly Fishing   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:19 pm   Subject: Freedom in The Channel. A Mozambique Adventure.
Yes Jan's film is fantastic and everyone should watch Tapam and dream of adventures.

I really wouldnt go anywhere near mozambique in a float tube. The sharks there are not friendly and there stapl ...
 
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