Alan has a lively introduction to fly fishing … Returning this 2.5lbs rainbow on our teaching water. This one took a damsel fly nymph Then a wading/stalking intro on the river. After spotting a couple of rising fish in the river, the weather took a turn for the worst and the fish ‘went down’.
After the usual gear and casting introduction stages, we hit the wild trout water and this was Rod's first ever fish on the fly – a 2.5lb wild brown, sighted, stalked, cast to with a dry and landed! Not a bad way to get into fly fishing. On release even the trout seems to reflect … Continue reading Rod off to a perfect start
Petar & Amanda, only had a day to ‘give it a go’. But, after some trying times, Amanda is delighted with this one taken on a blue damsel dry. Very happy to release back into our teaching water. After a frustrating day, ‘last cast Paul’, hooks into what turned out to be the biggest ‘teaching water’ … Continue reading Day One success!
Bruce and son Joel had a successful introduction to fly fishing day. A tag team act to land this one. Dad hooked this very nice rainbow on the Blue Damsel and Joel landed it! After some frustrating misses. losses and a breakoff Joel was very happy with this one. As they were at Somercotes overnight, … Continue reading Father and son on top form
Start of the only day James, from Northern Territory, had to fly fish Tassie. At least the rain has stopped … The hood comes off! A feeding fish takes the dry. The grin says it all. A tough day ends in triumph!
Workshop beginner Peter (Vic) and overseas mate Torstein (Norway), had a great day at Currawong Lakes recently. This was Peter's first ever on the fly – dry at that – a 1.5kg wild brown trout. Experienced Torstein got among them with this nice brown … just one of a number of top conditioned fish. An fine … Continue reading Learner ‘hooked’ and International visitor has a ball!
Luke and Mostyn (with fish on) starting their ‘on water’ casting session on our teaching water. A surprise brown – in top nick too. It was some what tougher going in the bright and clear conditions stalking the wild browns on the river. This is how Mostyn summed up the day: “Thanks Roger, We are … Continue reading Mates have good workshop day
A number of fishers from the Northern Territory are either trying the fresh water trout fly fishing, or learning fly fishing while down south. Here Michael is onto a nice wild brown trout on the ‘old faithful’ Emerger … And releases after bringing to hand. A great way to star on the dry! This one … Continue reading Another Northern Territorian succumbs