Tasmania & tradition

Marcus (a regular with Red Tag), leaves his Tasmanian handmade Peter McKean cane rod in the state and comes down regularly to visit rod and fish with both being very active on each occasion, as shown above with the third fish at the top of the first pool!

All this action was on dry flies, as part of the tradition on these trips, and the joy of using the rod.

It is single dry fly ‘upstream only’ fishing.

The guide has been known (very) occasionally to think nymph (not to be uttered out loud), and as for wets … the cane rod hasn’t even seen a wet fly since it was made, let alone cast one.

The #4/5wt – 7foot+ cane can really handle good fish in tight conditions.