Ex Kiwi, now NSW-based, George was looking to get some dry fly action on light gear with his day on the water. This was his first to hand, a lively brownie on a #4wt. Next one takes off down stream with a lively run … … but finally brought to hand. On smaller water in … Continue reading Light gear delights
Kimberly with her first ever trout on the fly, a 4.5lb rainbow in our teaching water taken on a damsel fly nymph. Partner Brendan, working some of the gentle runs on the Macquarie as part of the intro day. Good stream stalking and wading opportunity although only few rises, but no hook-ups in that session.
Ernst loves his light-weight cane rods and here he is with another good trout on. Ernst, with partner Lipi, about to release another top conditioned wild brown. Excellent mayfly day. Beautiful fish heading back home.
Peter & Elizabeth, returning Red Taggers off to a fly(fish)ing start! Cast three of the trip and Elizabeth is delighted with her first wild brown river trout as Peter studies the result. Next corner up and it’s Peter’s turn on the dry (pink post emerger on show) to get a lively stream brown. Then its Elizabeth’s turn again … … Continue reading Regular ‘Tagger couple has a ball.
Here Dan hooks up his biggest wild brown, only to be broken off mid-air in the playing. Close inspection on retrieving line revealed a ‘wind-knot’ break in tippet after casting warm-up. Always pays to regularly check leader / tippet for these knots. Son Andrew hooks onto a very good stream wild brown — his best ever on the fly. Again a dry. … Continue reading USA father & son get some wild brown action
Julie’s first one on the fly, following usual ‘on grass’ casting practise, dam fishing next (missed one) then afternoon at Currawong Lakes … what a bend in the #5wt. … and this is the reason why — a 4.5lb rainbow! You guessed it, on the Butler Brown Woolly Bugger. Followed up soon after with a … Continue reading What a way to begin!
Regular Tagger Dan, is not only a recent convert to fly fishing, but to tying as well. “should I try one of my Woolly Buggers” he asked? As it looked similar to my successful brown versions, “why not” was the answer. Within a few minutes this was the result … 2.5lb beautiful wild brown trout, … Continue reading Better weather = better fishing!
Dylan’s first day on the rivers with the fly. Working the gentle runs. Had some to the emerger, missed a good one and dropped another, but again a full on new fly day experience. It should only get better from here on with the air and water temperatures rising.