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
Don’s aim was to christen his never used #5wt fly outfit with a wild brown trout. Here is the first to hand of Don’s two day introduction to fly fishing workshop. A beautifully conditioned 2.25lb wild brown taken on a grasshopper pattern — aim accomplished? … well … On day two, a tougher test with faster water and lighter … Continue reading Best introductory workshop in memory!
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
Visiting Japanese angler, Yasuaki, started his tour with a short session on the Derwent River estuary. This turned out to be a lively plump little ‘cocky salmon’ taken on a whitebait imitation. Then a couple of days at Currawong Lakes produced some good fish in tough conditions. This 3lb brown amongst them. Yasuaki said this was … Continue reading Late season success
This was John's 2nd trip in 15/16 and he gets straight into it — 1st rising fish of the day on the second pool fished and bingo! … nice little wild brown to hand and great fun on the #2wt. Next day at Currawong Lakes — christening the new #4wt Explorer rod from Hurleys, through our … Continue reading Regular Tagger in the action
Alex goes first up and gets this nice small stream fish on the dry. Will be bigger next time Alex. Alex was the organizer of a group of fly club mates looking to fish some Tassie rivers for the first time. Although a number of chances, including some hookups were made, the fish won out on this occasion. … Continue reading Clubman opens account
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
Janice & Paul were keen to get the most out of their short trip to Tassie in mid January. Janice is a very keen twitcher and Paul the fly man. Here Paul is very happy returning a 3lb wild brown taken on the Blue Damsel. He had never seen trout leaping bodily clear of the … Continue reading UK couple combine Fly & Flight