Andy’s first day at fly fishing and he gets a plump little rainbow to hand on the dry!
Next day, mate (and regular ‘Tagger) Ernest shows the way on some flooded lowlands backwaters.
Ernest returning another nice top conditioned river wild brown.
Sure Paul! We believe you, the first ever wild brown on the fly was this big one on day 1 of a two day workshop.
That is better, 2nd day wild brown at Currawong Lakes, this time on camera!
Meanwhile Kim had break-offs, missed chances and finally hooks up and hangs on …
… and gets nice rainbow in hand. It was a big grin – but the fish wriggled!
Brian & Ann, from USA, had the first real dry fly day late October. No ‘world beaters’ size-wise this time, but it was our first double figure to hand day of the season which made it all the more enjoyable.
Some nice emerger action straight after lunch for Ann.
Then Brian gets onto one of the better takes of the day.
A plump stream-sized wild brown trout – again taken on the dry.
A recent November (spring) day in Tasmania on our teaching water, cotton-wool clouds, no wind, just peace and tranquillity. One could say ‘the reception area of the Red Tag office’.
Andrew, from NSW, is now known as our ‘last cast grinner’
Only had a day with Red Tag and had to catch up with family and plane at 6.30pm from Hobart Airport.
Had a couple of small fish already but wanted one nice one on the dry before heading home.
“Must leave 4.30pm latest” … 4.25pm last pool missed one … 4.29 “Yes! I’m on” goes the cry.
4.35pm satisfied going home smile for both angler and trout.
How’s this for your first fish on the fly! Over 3lbs and on the dry as well!
Well done Maree — as she releases her magnificent wild brown.
… and it all started here for Mike & Maree from Victoria, as part of their three-day all-inclusive introduction.
… then to our ‘rainbow’ teaching water …
… and lunch time day 1 it was time to get into the serious stalking gear.
Mike was first to break his duck on the fly — a plump little brownie, which (he thought) was a pretty good effort, until Maree took over with her fine wild brown trout seen above..
Red Tag Trout Tours recently hosted one of Japan’s most highly respected writers/anglers — Yachi. The day was part of a special Tasmanian article, to be written by Yachi, for FlyFisher magazine — Japan’s only dedicated flyfishing journal.
Stalking the lowland streams of Tasmania.
Yachi brings his first of many Tasmanian wild brown trout to hand.
After losing the waterproof digital camera in a deep pool on the river last trip, it fell to John from New South Wales to christen the new one. This he did with great delight and a string of firsts over two days.
He got his first ever trout on the fly – and the first for the season on our teaching water! On, you guessed it, the ‘para emerger’ no less!
Followed straight after lunch with his first ever wild brown on the river – on the emerger again.
First trout on a wet fly at Currawong Lakes and 40+ knot wind gusts didn’t stop John.
Here’s John with his biggest fish to hand – a 3lb wild rainbow trout.