Last December Red Tag Trout Tours had the privilege and pleasure of hosting Steve Starling, above, and wife Jo for part of their latest Tassie trip (see ‘Currawong Slam Achieved’). Steve’s reflections and recommendations on fly/trout fishing our beautiful island are summarised in the current issue (#30) of FishLife on sale around the country. The … Continue reading Tasmanian Trifecta – Great 2017-18 season forecast
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!
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’
… 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?
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
Phil was very happy with this lively wild brown on his #2wt, one of seven to hand on a day of unweighted nymphing and dry fly fishing On day 1 we had to find Phil some sheltered spots on Currawong Lakes – this one also acted as top concealment … resulting in this hook up, … Continue reading Regular ‘Tagger’s Best Trip!
After breaking his duck on one of our river sections the day before, Ross ( a returning ‘Tagger) then had a top day at Currawong Lakes. This (at 3.5lbs) was the only rainbow to hand for the day, but plenty of action. This was one of a number of brown’s from 3-4.25lbs to hand. For the final action … Continue reading Rivers and lakes fire up
This was one of John’s wild browns to hand at Currawong Lakes – on day 1 of his 4 day tour in early November. Keen to finish what he has started – John’s enjoys the challenge of netting these beauties as well … … yes definitely a ‘cherry ripe’ counter that one! This one took some netting … Continue reading Regular ‘Tagger’s Best ever Trip