Bob (from British Columbia) hadn’t wetted a line for some years until this Tasmanian visit … so Currawong Lakes was the ideal place to get back into it. As the presentations improved, so did the results … this 3lb wild brown to start. Taken on the (dry) Blue Damsel no less. This was followed by … Continue reading ‘Rusty’ Canadian flyfisher gets his game on
Shane, from New South Wales, got an early result on this beautiful day … … a lovely river wild brown trout on a damsel nymph.
This is the very satisfied grin of your first ever trout on the fly … dry at that. Sighted, stalked, Blue Damsel presented on its nose and … take! A very good conditioned rainbow heads home. Kade admires dad Kurt’s effort with his first for the day.
The Gustafson family were recommended to Red Tag by their friend Andy, a pilot from the USA aircraft carriers that used to frequent Hobart for R&R around the turn of the century. From left, Rhea, son Ryan, daughter Erika, and mum Cheryl. I had taken Andy and some of his fellow airmen fly fishing on … Continue reading Thumbs up for family fun day
Perfect day for the damsel feeders to come out and play. Bright sun, gentle offshore breeze to ripple the surface and warm enough for the damsels and dragonfly. Regular ‘Tagger’ Roy with his first of five to hand for the day, a beautiful conditioned rainbow. … same being returned to home. And another. Roy releasing … Continue reading Delightful Day on the Damsels!
Had a top couple of days recently with fishing guru Steve Starling, and his family, along with their good friends, Gary (of Norman Gunston fame) & Di McDonald. Day one was on a lowland stream, dries and light gear. Here Steve has just christened his new #3wt ‘twig’ with much joy and enthusiastic support from … Continue reading Guru & friends relax on Tassie waters
Experienced fly fisher Darren, seen here onto a solid brown that took the Blue Damsel, was keen to get his wife Andie to try fly fishing. Didn't take Andie long to come to grips with both the activity and the reward! This was her first ever trout on the fly, a 3.5lb rainbow taken on … Continue reading Experience rewarded & beginner success to start 2018!
This was son Dan’s fish No1 for the day at Currawong Lakes. First out of 15 to hand. … 6 x rainbows and 9 x browns! No wonder Dan has the grin, 3rd cast 1st rainbow. And so it continued … damsel nymph took the 6 x rainbows (between 2.5 – 3.5lbs) pre lunch! Then … Continue reading Record performance by Son … Dad is amazed!