Stuart Webb

Years Fishing?


Years Guiding?


Who introduced you to fly fishing?

My father, he came home with a fly rod one evening when I was about six years old, he used it a few times and then it just became a dust collector in the garage until I realized that I could catch the hell out of Bass using a fly when I was about 14. Many people over the years have contributed and I'm still learning, I guess everytime I fish for a new species it's an introduction of sorts...

Can you tell us a little about your home waters and the fish you pursue there?

Being based in the Seychelles 9months a year, the time I get to fish I love to puzzle with triggers, Permit and GTs but saying that I am spoilt for choice with the number of species one can have shots at in a day. The number of bonefish is mind blowing and I never turn my nose up at them.

What's the height of the season for you? What time of year is your personal favorite?

My favorite part of the season is anytime I am guiding Astove atoll on the spring tide, more specifically inside the Lagoon. Being out on     location at Cosmo and Astove is definitely the Height of my season

What are your favorite travel destinations? What's on the bucket list?

I really enjoy the States, there is a great variety of species to target and so much water to cover. Oman and Gabon are definitely places I would love to check out.

What do you like most about Thomas and Thomas rods? Which rods do you fish?

I fish the Exocett , 8, 10, 12 wt mostly. The great thing about T&T is I put my trust in the rods when I'm pulling a fish and they don't let me down and there is a genuine passion and drive to consistently develop and improve.

What's your current go-to fly?

Currently, im strapping on a shrimp variation that is proving very effective for triggers and permit its called the Nunya Shrimp.

Other than fly tackle, what piece of gear do you find indispensable?

Having a reliable pair of boots and gravel guards makes a huge difference when walking the rough surf zones, a solid pair of sunnies and my camera to capture those special moments. 

My favorite thing about guiding is:

Getting to see destinations that are so pristine and fishy is definitely my favorite part but getting to meet new people learn from them and pass on what I know completes the circle for me.

From the angler’s point of view, what do you see as the main value of going on a guided trip?

Local knowledge and preparation, most trips are pretty pricey so you don't want to spend 3 days figuring out where to find fish and 2 days how to catch them if your guide already knows. All you need to do is concentrate on the cold beer and making a good cast.

What can new fisherman expect to get out of a guided trip? My favorite thing to teach a client is ...

As much as the fishing comes first, being out at the destinations that I have the privilege to guide at I am passionate about conserving them and I love to pass on the knowledge that I have about the ecosystem. Having a guide simplifies everything for the angler, pointers on casting and how to improve your fish spotting is all part of the guides job.

What's your ideal lunch when on the water? What do you actually pack?

Ideally fried chicken with a bunch of Ranch dressing, cold pineapple and loads of cold water. But realistically and equally as good, spicy beef wraps and some fruit.

What fly fishing blogs/magazines do you read regularly?

Big fan of the Drake and Mission magazines.

When I'm not fishing you'll find me:

Wishing I was. Working on new fly patterns and preparing for my next trip, I really enjoy traveling obviously my travels usually revolve around fishing but getting to visit new places is always fun.