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!

Canada joins the Red Tag ‘club’

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’

More internationals enjoy Tassie fly fishing

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

Promises kept …

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 …

Luck of the Irish?

… or skill of the angler? I say skill! Paddy’s first go at fly fishing, first cast to a rising fish, first wild brown to hand AND on the dry! Very nice fish at that. Next (returning ‘Tagger) Vanessa gets her first of the trip – again sighted, stalked and excellent dry fly presentation. Vanessa also picked up this brown beauty at … Continue reading Luck of the Irish?

Top day for Michael

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

Father & sons day

Mark, seen here with his 1st ever trout on the fly – a 4lb rainbow from our teaching water, along with his sons Luke and Charlie had a recent introduction day with us. Here is the team, Charlie (closest to camera), Luke & Mark. Later we moved to Currawong for the afternoon session and Luke hooked into a … Continue reading Father & sons day