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
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’
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
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 …
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