The winning flies

Having just completed a very good fishing season, I thought it appropriate to look back at the flies that stood out and review Red Tag’s Dangerous Dozen. Dries: First choice is still the dark brown para-emerger – especially through the October to mid-December mayfly period, and first up through summer and autumn. See tying instructions … Continue reading The winning flies

Success on last trip of the season

Day 1 saw some good fish to hand on a #14 brass bead-head nymph. Although we release the vast majority of fish, this one of Ben’s supplied a nice entree that night. Day 2 belonged to Peter, with the only single day trifecta of the season – one on the wet, one on the nymph … Continue reading Success on last trip of the season

Back again to reset the bar

Day one of Grant’s return tour set a new mark for the season and it was not yet November! He got 14 to hand with some lovely small stream gems on light gear like this one, above. Then next day more fun in some tight spots leading to success on the dry (emerger again) on … Continue reading Back again to reset the bar

Triumphant return

Simon was back for another couple of days on our Tassie streams and was soon into his first wild brown trout on day one. This one was taken on the dependable copper beadhead brown nymph. Even though still October, fish were taking the dry by afternoon.