Son’s first ever trout on fly!

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.

Thumbs up for family fun 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

Experience rewarded & beginner success to start 2018!

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!

Young ones first up success!

It is always a challenge when teaching young people to fly fish. Here brothers Luca, 9, on left, and Jordan, 12, with dad are getting a first taste of 'on water' casting after their intro grass session.. By afternoon they were stalking wild browns in the river … and this is Luca successfully working his … Continue reading Young ones first up success!

What a way to start!

Kimberly with her first ever trout on the fly, a 4.5lb rainbow in our teaching water taken on a damsel fly nymph. Partner Brendan, working some of the gentle runs on the Macquarie as part of the intro day. Good stream stalking and wading opportunity although only few rises, but no hook-ups in that session.

What a way to begin!

Julie’s first one on the fly, following usual ‘on grass’ casting practise, dam fishing next (missed one) then afternoon at Currawong Lakes … what a bend in the #5wt. … and this is the reason why — a 4.5lb rainbow! You guessed it, on the Butler Brown Woolly Bugger. Followed up soon after with a … Continue reading What a way to begin!

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.