Experience rewarded & beginner success to start 2018!

Experienced fly fisher Darren, seen here onto a solid brown that took the Blue Damsel, was keen to get his wife Andie to try fly fishing. Didn't take Andie long to come to grips with both the activity and the reward! This was her first ever trout on the fly, a 3.5lb rainbow taken on … Continue reading Experience rewarded & beginner success to start 2018!

US angler gets in the action

Mick hooks up to a nice wild brown trout — on the dry! … then releases same, beautiful colours on our wild browns. After getting blown off the river, headed to Currawong Lakes for the afternoon, and more success for Mick A very nice rainbow this time, again on the dry.

Light gear delights

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

USA father & son get some wild brown action

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

What a way to begin!

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!

Better weather = better fishing!

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!

Young at heart and on the Dry

Just had a 5-day return tour with Brian from Western Australia, and a very good one as well. Struck the first mayfly hatches on the lowland streams and at Currawong Lakes. Over the five days fished five different rivers plus two days at Currawong Lakes. From fun on the southern streams to … … success … Continue reading Young at heart and on the Dry