Early season visitors

Svein, over from Norway and an experienced river fly man, headed off down stream and had a productive morning … … while I took Edward, from Alaska, and first time fly fisher on rivers, upstream. Too cold (and a bit early) for hatches, but learned heaps and had some half chances. Both were over in … Continue reading Early season visitors

Nicole breaks her duck!

Nicole’s first trout on the fly — not a large one but on a tough early spring day certainly brought a smile. Nicole with Dad, Shane over from South Africa, had a wait to get on the water — it snowed in up on the highlands for a day or two, but finally they managed … Continue reading Nicole breaks her duck!

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.