Mick hooks up to a nice wild brown trout — on the dry! … then releases same, beautiful colours on our wild browns. After getting blown off the river, headed to Currawong Lakes for the afternoon, and more success for Mick A very nice rainbow this time, again on the dry.
Ex Kiwi, now NSW-based, George was looking to get some dry fly action on light gear with his day on the water. This was his first to hand, a lively brownie on a #4wt. Next one takes off down stream with a lively run … … but finally brought to hand. On smaller water in … Continue reading Light gear delights
Ernst loves his light-weight cane rods and here he is with another good trout on. Ernst, with partner Lipi, about to release another top conditioned wild brown. Excellent mayfly day. Beautiful fish heading back home.
Here Dan hooks up his biggest wild brown, only to be broken off mid-air in the playing. Close inspection on retrieving line revealed a ‘wind-knot’ break in tippet after casting warm-up. Always pays to regularly check leader / tippet for these knots. Son Andrew hooks onto a very good stream wild brown — his best ever on the fly. Again a dry. … Continue reading USA father & son get some wild brown action
Regular Tagger Dan, is not only a recent convert to fly fishing, but to tying as well. “should I try one of my Woolly Buggers” he asked? As it looked similar to my successful brown versions, “why not” was the answer. Within a few minutes this was the result … 2.5lb beautiful wild brown trout, … Continue reading Better weather = better fishing!
Just had a 5-day return tour with Brian from Western Australia, and a very good one as well. Struck the first mayfly hatches on the lowland streams and at Currawong Lakes. Over the five days fished five different rivers plus two days at Currawong Lakes. From fun on the southern streams to … … success … Continue reading Young at heart and on the Dry
Jon (in stream) and Jeremy on a better day, but still too cold for the long-awaited hatch, so weighted nymphs proved the best fly. Jeremy has just hooked up in the shadow upstream … … cheeky little wild brown on the bead-head. Jon is then into a better stream fish, again on the bead-head. A … Continue reading Mates have a day on the nymphs
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