‘Rusty’ Canadian flyfisher gets his game on

Bob (from British Columbia) hadn’t wetted a line for some years until this Tasmanian visit … so Currawong Lakes was the ideal place to get back into it. As the presentations improved, so did the results … this 3lb wild brown to start. Taken on the (dry) Blue Damsel no less. This was followed by … Continue reading ‘Rusty’ Canadian flyfisher gets his game on

Thumbs up for family fun day

The Gustafson family were recommended to Red Tag by their friend Andy, a pilot from the USA aircraft carriers that used to frequent Hobart for R&R around the turn of the century. From left, Rhea, son Ryan, daughter Erika, and mum Cheryl. I had taken Andy and some of his fellow airmen fly fishing on … Continue reading Thumbs up for family fun day

Guru & friends relax on Tassie waters

Had a top couple of days recently with fishing guru Steve Starling, and his family, along with their good friends, Gary (of Norman Gunston fame) & Di McDonald. Day one was on a lowland stream, dries and light gear. Here Steve has just christened his new #3wt ‘twig’ with much joy and enthusiastic support from … Continue reading Guru & friends relax on Tassie waters

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.

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!

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

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!