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
Sharon had set up the workshop for Tim, then stole ‘first fish’ status with this … A nice rainbow from our teaching water. Then with the wind driving up to Currawong, Tim gets his first wild brown on the mayfly nymph. … and tops it off with this great 1.5kg rainbow. A nice way to … Continue reading Workshop success