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

Two out of three ain’t bad

Ed, Neil centre and Peter far right, on our introductory water. Peter strikes first! After only a few minutes, Peter hooks up (and lands) a 2lb rainbow on the nymph. First one on the dam this season and his first ever on the fly. Not to be out done by his long time mate Peter, … Continue reading Two out of three ain’t bad

Mates have a day on the nymphs

Jon (in stream) and Jeremy on a better day, but still too cold for the long-awaited hatch, so weighted nymphs proved the best fly. Jeremy has just hooked up in the shadow upstream … … cheeky little wild brown on the bead-head. Jon is then into a better stream fish, again on the bead-head. A … Continue reading Mates have a day on the nymphs

Early season visitors

Svein, over from Norway and an experienced river fly man, headed off down stream and had a productive morning … … while I took Edward, from Alaska, and first time fly fisher on rivers, upstream. Too cold (and a bit early) for hatches, but learned heaps and had some half chances. Both were over in … Continue reading Early season visitors

Nicole breaks her duck!

Nicole’s first trout on the fly — not a large one but on a tough early spring day certainly brought a smile. Nicole with Dad, Shane over from South Africa, had a wait to get on the water — it snowed in up on the highlands for a day or two, but finally they managed … Continue reading Nicole breaks her duck!

Successful first outing

Peter tastes success first up. A great way to get introduced to fly fishing … a wild brown trout 3.5lbs+ on a Butler Brown Woolley Bugger. Being first to hand was a keeper, providing breakfast for five next morning. Just to prove skill over luck … next one was released by Peter. From ‘on the … Continue reading Successful first outing

One in hand vs five to the fly – a good workshop result!

Colin (on right) and son Rhett still water casting introduction stage of day workshop … … then sharing some wild trout stream work after lunch. Rhett has five to the fly, with three on, including this tight casting effort, however …   Colin’s gets one to hand! First day, first wild brown on the dry and a … Continue reading One in hand vs five to the fly – a good workshop result!