Great Lake Tie-In

An exciting new venture is being held at the Miena Community Centre on Saturday, October 14 from 10am-4pm. There will be tying demonstrations by clubs and Master Tyers, as well as an opportunity to see fur and feathers turned into works of art. Also on display entomology, material dying demo, photographic exhibits, taxidermy, trade tables … Continue reading Great Lake Tie-In

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!

US anglers enjoy the Tassie experience

Larry (Colorado) on left, and Gene (Wyoming) on water, were keen to enjoy some Tasmanian small waters wild brown trout fly fishing. Gene was ‘at home’ on the stream having fished many head waters in his home state, and here he is stalking a good sized ‘hopper feeder (actually bit the fly off on the take), while … … Continue reading US anglers enjoy the Tassie experience

Jerry catches on fast!

Despite having his own sea fishing boat back home equipped with a dozen or more fishing rigs, Jerry (from North Carolina) had never fly fished before. Third cast, using a damsel fly nymph, and this 4.25lbs rainbow was on. Expect the fly outfits back home will now get a workout on his return!

Steve will never forget the first one!

First ever wild brown on the dry … sighted, stalked, ‘hopper fly presented and on! Even better when in the net. Steve had a great early Autumn day on one of our Tassie rivers, his first ever up stream, single dry fly experience. It had it all, fish to hand, a couple dropped, and a couple missed overall … Continue reading Steve will never forget the first one!

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