Tom, from Washington, DC, came back again (for the second time in less than a year) to do battle with Tasmania’s trout and picked up this nice rainbow in tight conditions.
Being very cramped at times this little stream was ideal for the #2wt. It was the first time Tom had fished so light.
This was followed up by a number of wild browns as in this action.
Very pleased to have outwitted this one with some tight roll-casting presentation and neat rod control to bring it to hand.
Kyle enjoyed this 23″ wild brown trout while recently fly fishing a lowlands high flow stream in central Tasmania. It was the best brown Kyle has landed to date.
Although hoping for an early hatch to bring the fish up, Kyle had to settle for picking this guy up in the shallow backwaters on a wet. Gave the #4wt a bit of a work out.
Here are just two stills from an action-packed video from the Bentleigh Pro-Angler team.
Click here to view the YouTube video.
Gavin & Eddie, from Pro Angler, Bentleigh, had been ‘talking’ about coming over to film and fish in Tasmania for our wild trout, ever since Tourism Tasmania and Red Tag Trout Tours have been presenting our Pro Angler/’Tasmania’ nights for some five years or more.
Well, they finally made it along with assistant Stuart, and Wow!
After 60 fish to hand over four days, four different waters and more than 75% return on the dry fly. They can’t stop talking about it! Three days on a wide variety of rivers, and one day at Currawong Lakes, in total probably 120+ fish to the fly, they have video show footage par excellence.
Jim experienced a top three days for his recent autumn trip. Although the wind was up a bit on day one and the trout kept their collective heads down, persistence and improved presentations prevailed.
By late afternoon, light breeze, short sleeves, tight line and determined look. This take was after a number of misses and a big break-off just back behind this hook-up!
Day 2 was no wind, plenty of sun, more tight lines (this one on the ‘hopper) and a great day all round.
Day 3 continued with warm weather, sunny, soft breezes and more dry fly action.
With a rainbow and several wild brown trout to hand, overall it was a top light gear Tasmanian fly fishing experience.
Bob from UK (on the left) with his son Will (now from NSW) had a great couple of days together fly fishing some Tasmanian rivers for wild brown trout.
Here Will is enjoying early success on day one. He then went on to pick up his best brown ever on day two.
Bob picks up his best for the trip just before knock-off time.
Tight lines and roll casting go hand in hand. This was a tight section that resulted in a rainbow to hand.
Another one to coming hand (a nice wild brown this time) on a more open run.
A beautiful corner on a small river, these are a delight to fish and the pools above and below can hold some excellent trout at times.
Richard is soon onto his first wild brown and his smile says it all.
Meanwhile, in quiet, secluded locations all kinds of locals turn up to say hello!
This magnificent approx 100mm long ‘praying mantis’ thought he would take up residence on the lunch box!
Then after lunch the wild trout fishing continued.
Nice way to start the special trip!
Peter’s wife contacted Red Tag back in 2011 to arrange a special fly fishing trip for him and this was a great way to start on day one.
To help celebrate, fishing mate Chris came along as well and after a tough day one, was rewarded with his best ever wild brown on the fly during day two.
Chris searches another good ‘bubble line’ trout position.