Did I really catch this on my 2nd cast!

New flyfisher Gee inspects the result of only her second, yes that’s right, second ‘on water’ cast with a fly (emerger what else?) while regular ‘tagger Simon is delighted with Gee’s start. It was an excellent well-conditioned wild brown trout. She then then followed up the next day with this sizeable rainbow and a big … Continue reading Did I really catch this on my 2nd cast!

Another couple getting into the action

A fitting end to a fun flyfishing workshop, Denise netting for a successful presentation and a hook up by husband Steven. Earlier, on day one of the tour, Steven had created Red Tag history by being the first ‘Tagger’ ever at Currawong Lakes to have a trout take the Blue Damsel before we had one … Continue reading Another couple getting into the action

Dave returns in style

This time on Currawong Lakes with Red Tag, first up a very nice early spring wild brown, then later on some great fun with a few lively rainbows. First the fighting grin, above, then the fish, below, a bit hard to see with Dave hanging on prior to release, but look at the depth, superb … Continue reading Dave returns in style

Time to Tie

Next month will be the start of the mayfly hatches around our rivers and lower lakes. If you want to have a go at bringing a sucessful fly you tied yourself, in my view the Dark Brown Emerger is one of the best. Also a great all round fly for the majority of the season … Continue reading Time to Tie

Mike returns for the long haul

Having had a good single day with us last season, Mike decided to put a five-dayer together and try some Tassie river and stream variety this time, and he wasn’t disappointed. With around 30 fish to hand and twice as many to the fly he had plenty of action on all days. Our photograph above, … Continue reading Mike returns for the long haul

Tight stream fishing

This is a typical Tasmanian small clearwater stream, not big fish, but very skillful small dry fly presentation situations. This one was picked up by newcomer Wes on one of our #14 para emergers. And then Wes lifts on another wild brown in this tight pool. They don’t worry the record books on weight, but … Continue reading Tight stream fishing

Flyfishing tradition and heritage relived

The February top fly fishing continued with Graham’s extended trip and I think he enjoyed the heritage setting of Somercotes almost as much as his tradition of using his Tasmanian friend, Peter McKean’s, beautifully handmade cane rod to bring a very good number of local wild trout to hand. On day 1 he was into … Continue reading Flyfishing tradition and heritage relived