Sheltered grass areas to start casting layouts …
On to the (new) still water and the rainbow trout challenge …
Then the best action of the day – first wild brown trout on the dry! All this and we haven’t left the workshop property!
With the addition of our new Red Tag registered teaching/introductory stocked water at our heritage cottage accommodation, Somercotes, we can now offer the complete range of introductory packages as well as our traditional experienced angler option.
The still water had young rainbows introduced in mid 2011 and by March this year they were between 250-350g and by the next season should be around the 500-650g mark … a good sized fish to target for anyone looking to learn the art and skills of fly fishing.
Having more than 16 years experience guiding and tuition behind us, we understand the range of expectations beginners to fly fishing may have, some learn better with the practical hands on and learn as they go approach, whereas others like more theory and explanations before picking up the fly rod.
With the diversity of waters at Red Tag’s disposal, we can now cater for the whole range of our client’s requirements using this base facility.
From under cover theory session, to on-lawn casting instruction, stillwater casting and fishing skills and finally wild trout waters – all at the one location: and this is only day 1.
For extended workshops of two or more days, we can add on a variety of rivers and streams from our base location, include Currawong Lakes for those extra big fish, which means covering the range of fly fishing techniques and water variety.
As to numbers, one on one and two-angler packages are great as these maximise the teaching opportunity for the learner.
However, single full day workshops can be up to four people ex-Hobart with Red Tag transport and we can accommodate larger groups by arrangement.