-Sudan, Northeast Africa.
The mothership provides high comfort , thanks to good of layout of interior and exterior spaces . There are 7 double cabins , 4 showers and five flush toilets
Meals are served in the top saloon area.
100ft boat – private en suite cabins
For many years we have been eager to upgrade the level of live aboard boat to a more comfortable option, and at the same time improve the level of service and meals from the crew.
This trip will have the excitement of exploring new areas, while the comfort that comes with a good boat.
Fast action 9wt & 12 wt rods - Four piece for travelling | Bring one spare of each.
You need a great casting rod, but also a superb pulling rod for GT’s in the surf here.
The ECHO EPR and ECHO Prime rods are ideal.
Large arbor direct drive with solid drag.
Shilton SL 6 is perfect for your 9 wht and Shilton SL7 is ideal for a 12 wt.
Shilton SL6 must be loaded with at least 300 meters of 40lb backing.
Shilton SL7 must be loaded with at least 300 meters of 80lb backing.
Scientific Anglers Mastery Bonefish WF9F - this tropical floating line has a great taper to cut the wind and
deliver flies delicately to tricky trigger fish.
Scientific Anglers Mastery Tarpon WF12F - this line has an aggressive taper and strong core that is perfect for
battling big fish and making quick casts to fish on the move.
• 2 x GT Poppers – size 6/0
• 3 x Brush fly Tan – size 6/0
• 3 x Brush fly Black/Red – size 6/0
• 2 x Semper fly Black/Puple – size 6/0
• 2 x Mega Clouser Chartreuse/White – size 6/0
• 3 x Alphlexo Crab White – size 2
• 3 x Alphlexo Crab Tan – size 1
• 3 x Alphlexo Crab Brown/Camo – size 2
• 1 x VGDC Cree Claws Crab – size 1
• 3 x Spawning Shrimp – size 4
• 3 x Kraken Shrimp – size 4
• 3 x Beech’s Fuzzle Shrimp – size 4
• 2 x Wayne’s Milky Magic – size 6
Almost all fishing is done while wading the sand flats and fossilized coral edges. These areas are very tough on
boots. Only the toughest salt water wading boots will do. We recommend Patagonia Foot Tractor Wading Boots.
These must be paired with a good pair of neoprene gravel guards to prevent sand and corral entering your wading
boots. African Water‘s custom made gravel guards are best for this appli- cation. Slip slops are best for travel days
and around the boat.
A dry bag day pack is indispensible for these trips. Keeping spare tackle, flies, rain jacket, and gear dry while wading
the surf is very important. Patagonia Storm Chaser 30l day pack is the perfect bag for this application and will serve
you well for any fly fishing trip for years to come.
Lycra sports tights (thigh length or full length) are crucial to wear under your fishing shorts to prevent chafe from
wading in the surf in wet pants. Long lycra pants help protect against coral rashes and cuts as well.
A webbing/wading belt is very useful to keep you plier on. It is also a great item to have to sting your wet gear (buff,
hats, shorts, shirts, ski pants) on each evening after rinsing it in fresh water and allow to dry for the next day. It also
prevents it being blow of the live aboard if the wind picks up at night.
We suggest Bronze or Green Mirror for this location. Bring a spare pair
Your professional guides will carry a net for when fishing for trigger fish. No need to bring any boga grip or nets
Stripping gloves or finger tape:
Stripping gloves that offer both finger protection as well as sun protec- tion are great. Make sure figure protection
extends past last crease in figure that you strip through. Many brands are too short. We like the Glacier Glove brand.
The other option is to pair sun gloves with self adhesive medical tape which you can reapply during the day as
Useful accessories: Salt water pliers and hook sharpener (though your guides will carry both)