Repeat ‘Tagger John’s trip had it all …

From the happy grin of 1st for the trip, to frustrated misses … … to this beautiful 2lbs+ wild river brown on the ‘hopper pattern. Big bends in the Aire series #2wt were part of John’s best ever river day … … to the final gentle release.

Objective: get first ever wild trout on the dry and in a river

Dan, who had an introductory workshop with us in spring 2016, was keen to learn more about dry fly / river craft. Started the day on the broad waters with improving presentation. Then onto the faster / variable flow waters – upstream dry fly presentations. Objective achieved! Wild brown on ‘hopper pattern. Successfully netted and … Continue reading Objective: get first ever wild trout on the dry and in a river

Another U.S. stream fisher enjoys a Tassie trout experience!

John, from California, had a top day on our streams in January. Both wild browns and rainbows to hand.  This fish was one of his 14 to the fly for the day. Plenty of bend in the #3wt … this was just what John was after, challenging small waters, fit fish and dry fly fishing … Another … Continue reading Another U.S. stream fisher enjoys a Tassie trout experience!

Wooden boats & wild trout … a special Tassie experience

Warwick comes down to Tassie for his ‘on water and in water’ fix every two years. After two days at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart this is his first run … 1st fish on day 1 of two days stalking wild trout. It was the only one of some 35 to the fly that … Continue reading Wooden boats & wild trout … a special Tassie experience

Canada joins the Red Tag ‘club’

Dale enjoyed some early action down south on his recent visit to Tasmania waters. This was one of seven rainbows and two browns to hand on day 1. This good sized small stream rainbow was particularly rewarding being polarioded and brought to hand in a tough location … … then safely returned. Then there was … Continue reading Canada joins the Red Tag ‘club’

More internationals enjoy Tassie fly fishing

Singaporeans, Ko, left, and Jo enjoyed an introductory day of fly fishing where they wanted to experience wading and stalking small streams as they have nothing back home to compare. Here they appreciate a rest after a particularly hectic session where both got fish to the dry fly but missed getting them to hand. To his credit, Ko managed to … Continue reading More internationals enjoy Tassie fly fishing

Promises kept …

Gary (with fish on) and Keith (in background), great fishing mates, were travelling with their wives — self catering as much as possible, and although never having fly fished before, had booked a two-day introductory workshop and ‘sort of promised’ trout for dinner each day! This one ended up in a break-off on our teaching water – not the success … Continue reading Promises kept …

Top day for Michael

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