Despite the dramatic recent Tasmanian fires our areas of rivers and private lakes waters are open and fortunately not affected by the current situation.
Tom, from Washington DC, started out day 1 at Currawong, with one of a number of browns on the dry.
Another good one takes the Blue Damsel.
Day 2 on the river brought more success, this time on the ‘hopper patterns.
More ‘hopper success on the river wild browns
Here, Hiroyoshi is on to a nice wild brown on the stream.
And puts a good bend in the #4wt
Another on the ‘hopper pattern.
Here Ralph (88 years young) delights in his first of many in our latest trip. 3.5lbs wild brown …yes… on the Blue Damsel again.
A beautifully-conditioned trout returned to live on.
Another hookup, this time on the dark brown emerger!
Then it was rainbow action the next day…
… and river wild brown action… on the ‘ hoppers!
A beautifully conditioned brownie, sighted, stalked and cast to by Ralph…not bad two days shy of your 89th birthday!
Ralph is the oldest Currawong Lakes and wild trout rivers angler Red Tag has guided. Long life and many more hookups Ralph!
The ‘hopper season is looking great and March (best month for same) has a number of spots open.
John, Pippa & son Tom, all geared up and ready for their first fly-fishing experience.
Tom ‘hard at it’ searching for his 1st — lost a good one, but struck out on others.
John had three on but all broke-off, good fish all of them…
So it was up to Mum to sight… stalk… and land the trout.
Pippa with this brown, provided the contribution that Tom was so urgently trying to catch for his friends’ luncheon gathering!
Another regular ‘Tagger, Phil, nipped over for a couple of days ‘R&R’ by way of ‘FoF’ (Fish on Fly). Plan was day1 at Currawong
This was success on day 1 — nice brown taken on the dry — when we finally found a ‘feeder’.
Lakes day 2 on rivers, search as Phil did, overnight rain run-off and cool easterly winds just put them down. But as Phil knows… there is always next time!
Having just spent 10 months in Antarctica, Cormac was pleased to see fresh trout and green fields.
Some good stillwater dry fly action followed by …
… lively stream action on the wild browns, his two day/overnight tour was very rewarding.
John has been a regular Red Tag client for many years now. It is always good to help him have some top days.
Here, he has just brought to hand his 11th for the day and is delighted with the quality and size of these small water wild browns.
Challenging sections like this are what John loves, to both test his skills and get some surprising action.
‘Come out of those logs; the net is waiting.’
After a great time on the rivers, it was on to Currawong Lakes which was producing some top fish …
… along with some ‘high-sticking’ action.