Start of the only day James, from Northern Territory, had to fly fish Tassie. At least the rain has stopped … The hood comes off! A feeding fish takes the dry. The grin says it all. A tough day ends in triumph!
The first to hand for the season on the Blue Damsel — his first fish took one and went! Next a (soon to discover) best ever wild brown trout for him — on the Blue Damsel again. Beautiful fish … … and yes the camera does work under water — difficulty is learning to focus … Continue reading Andrew has a day out with the Damsels!
Brothers Tim, left, and Nick had been trying to get this day together for a year or more. After all the false starts finally here and with them (unfortunately) the wind, cold and some rain! Both love rivers, and although sighting some on two different waters, it was re-assess at mid-day. It was off to the … Continue reading A tough day – but a good one
John opened up his 20th season trip on some southern waters with this plump little brown. This was followed by a very active rainbow in another stream. With a change in weather came a change in plan — off the Currawong and some nice fish! The hardest fish to hook (and try to hold) are … Continue reading Red Tag regular has a top trip
This was Mick, from London’s, first wild trout on the dry fly. Being a course fisher in England for many years and loving fishing, he was determined to come to grips with the art of presenting the fly while in Tasmania. This was very much the traditional upstream single dry fly method of the chalk streams ‘back … Continue reading UK visitor’s first on the dry
Glad, from Western Australia, had never held a fly rod before she and son Clay came to Tasmania to ‘tick it off the bucket list’. Before Glad came over her friends bet her $50 she wouldn’t get one. Not only was this wild brown brought to hand, but Glad sighted it feeding, presented the dry … Continue reading Grinners are Winners
Jim (doing the stalking) fishing to a ‘monster’ — according to son Jim. Jim is delighted with this first rainbow to hand at Currawong Lakes on Day One. After some hard work by Jim … He brings this top conditioned rainbow to hand. They also had a good time on the streams… ‘may I have my fly back please?’
As Warwick found out, some of Tassie’s streams hold the occasional rainbow! It seems like they often take a leaf out of the brown’s fighting code: no jump – find snag!! Here we go again! Result – a nice brown this time.