Yup… Pat Ford’s photo album from the Seychelles over at Sport Fishing confirms something I’ve believed for some time now.
The Seychelles are awesome.
The bonefish alone would be enough, but when you start to think about GT’s… well… GT’s. I want to catch one. Someday, assuming I live long enough to afford it, I just might. Add to that all the other wacky kinds of fish out there and it seems kind of awesome.
At $6,250 (although can be as much as $7,500), it doesn’t actually seem that much more expensive than a lot of destinations. I’d bet the travel is a bit more difficult, but even that doesn’t sound too daunting (minus air, which is not cheap at $1,500-$2,500). You also need time… you add another couple days of travel on the bookends and you end up with a trip that requires the majority of our 2 weeks of vacation time.
Jim Klug also has a photo album from the Seychelles.
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just back from the Cook Islands – huge bones and GTs as a bonus. and with a 10 hour flight from LA non-stop its probably a lot cheaper than the Seychelles.
keep posting Bjorn – love your dedication
Where were you in the Cook Islands? Didn’t know they had GT’s there, but I suppose they would, eh? I think airfare to the Cook Islands usually runs about half of what it runs to get to the Seychelles, from what I’ve seen.
Thanks for the kind words.
The problem with the Sechelles is exactly what you said—the time it takes. It’s a 2 week trip because it takes a couple days to travel on each end. Being a dentist, the work I miss costs me more than the trip itself. But, and this is a huge BUT, they have GT’s. They are the coolest fish to catch. They snap 12 wts quicker than you could imagine.
Christmas Island has GTs, I’ve seen them there. That’s a lot cheaper and closer. But not the same numbers as the Seychelles.
Yeah, Xmas does seem to be much more wallet friendly and is easier for me to get to as a Left Coaster.