Michael (from Germany) onto his first for the day – taken on an unweighted mayfly nymph pattern. First one on the dry. Michael was delighted to use the #3wt on the stream as he uses similar gear back home and between emergers and black spinner patterns had a double figure day of fish to fly . This wild brown was particularly … Continue reading Top day for Michael
Steve and Jo started their two-week Tassie adventure with Red Tag on the small streams and Currawong Lakes. Jo getting some experience on small waters with a #3wt. Steve on the #2wt (for the first time) had success on this small stream picking up a nice little brownie on the emerger. Jo & Steve working the shore on … Continue reading Currawong Slam achieved
Phil was very happy with this lively wild brown on his #2wt, one of seven to hand on a day of unweighted nymphing and dry fly fishing On day 1 we had to find Phil some sheltered spots on Currawong Lakes – this one also acted as top concealment … resulting in this hook up, … Continue reading Regular ‘Tagger’s Best Trip!
Philip’s grin says it all – day 1, session 1 – his first Tassie wild brown river trout, sighted rising, changed to black spinner, perfect presentation, fish to hand. Then released. Not the biggest fish in the river, but very satisfying and exciting on the lightweight gear. Day 2 – 2nd cast and we were off again. This day, complete success on … Continue reading Delightful days on Tassie streams
After breaking his duck on one of our river sections the day before, Ross ( a returning ‘Tagger) then had a top day at Currawong Lakes. This (at 3.5lbs) was the only rainbow to hand for the day, but plenty of action. This was one of a number of brown’s from 3-4.25lbs to hand. For the final action … Continue reading Rivers and lakes fire up
Richard had a day to get some stream action in early September, while visiting Hobart. After recent floods and cool waters, there was no dry fly action but some, like this small stream wild brown, were looking for nymphs. Another nice corner that brought a little action to the fly. Was Richard’s first time on … Continue reading Early Spring for small stream nymphing!
Peter and wife Jill had a full week with Red Tag mid-Autumn that combined rivers and Currawong Lakes Peter sets the bar early with this top wild brown from Currawong Lakes. These fish are just beautiful The rainbows aren’t bad either! Jill netted a nice stream brownie on the Macquarie River … only for Peter to pick up this … Continue reading Peter & Jill’s week that was
After the usual gear and casting introduction stages, we hit the wild trout water and this was Rod's first ever fish on the fly – a 2.5lb wild brown, sighted, stalked, cast to with a dry and landed! Not a bad way to get into fly fishing. On release even the trout seems to reflect … Continue reading Rod off to a perfect start