Better weather = better fishing!

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!

Finally some rising trout to target

Dylan’s first day on the rivers with the fly. Working the gentle runs. Had some to the emerger, missed a good one and dropped another, but again a full on new fly day experience. It should only get better from here on with the air and water temperatures rising.

Two out of three ain’t bad

Ed, Neil centre and Peter far right, on our introductory water. Peter strikes first! After only a few minutes, Peter hooks up (and lands) a 2lb rainbow on the nymph. First one on the dam this season and his first ever on the fly. Not to be out done by his long time mate Peter, … Continue reading Two out of three ain’t bad

Nicole breaks her duck!

Nicole’s first trout on the fly — not a large one but on a tough early spring day certainly brought a smile. Nicole with Dad, Shane over from South Africa, had a wait to get on the water — it snowed in up on the highlands for a day or two, but finally they managed … Continue reading Nicole breaks her duck!

Best introductory workshop in memory!

Don’s aim was to christen his never used #5wt fly outfit with a wild brown trout. Here is the first to hand of Don’s two day introduction to fly fishing workshop. A beautifully conditioned 2.25lb wild brown taken on a grasshopper pattern — aim accomplished? … well …   On day two, a tougher test with faster water and lighter … Continue reading Best introductory workshop in memory!

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!

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 …