More May Moments of Merriment

Geordie, son, and father Alastair, on far bank, were an interesting and delightful workshop challenge. Geordie had seldom fished, let alone fly fished and Alastair last used a heavy (# 7wt he thought) cane rod back about 25 years ago! By lunchtime, not only had they caught their first fish each, but wanted to prove … Continue reading More May Moments of Merriment

Start of May Merriment

Alex and Janet start their fly fishing workshop at Currawong Lakes Not long after the casting intro Janet has her first ever trout on the fly. … a nice rainbow on a damsel nymph. Then it’s Alex’s turn, another good rainbow to hand. Alex had day 2 to himself, not so nice weather, but five … Continue reading Start of May Merriment

Trials and tribulations of a teaching day

Getting the cast going. Phil furthest from camera, along with sons Paddy & Adrian (closest) starting off. Then onto the teaching water for the first fishing session — Adrian loses (break-off) a good rainbow. See — that’s what a wild river brown looks like! A nice way to start, a 14″ brown on the dry … Continue reading Trials and tribulations of a teaching day

What a way to begin!

Julie’s first one on the fly, following usual ‘on grass’ casting practise, dam fishing next (missed one) then afternoon at Currawong Lakes … what a bend in the #5wt. … and this is the reason why — a 4.5lb rainbow! You guessed it, on the Butler Brown Woolly Bugger. Followed up soon after with a … Continue reading What a way to begin!

Best introductory workshop in memory!

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!

One in hand vs five to the fly – a good workshop result!

Colin (on right) and son Rhett still water casting introduction stage of day workshop … … then sharing some wild trout stream work after lunch. Rhett has five to the fly, with three on, including this tight casting effort, however …   Colin’s gets one to hand! First day, first wild brown on the dry and a … Continue reading One in hand vs five to the fly – a good workshop result!

An all-round win

Just reward for Noel, with this 3.5lb wild brown to hand! Noel was presented with a Red Tag fly fishing introductory workshop for his birthday when purchased at a charity fund raising auction. For the past few years, Red Tag has donated a full day all inclusive fly fishing workshop for two as part of both Heart Foundation and Breast Cancer annual gala … Continue reading An all-round win

International workshop day

Elfreda, left, and Parry (both from Hong Kong) getting to grips with the casting introduction. Then geared up for their first ever fly fishing session. Although both Elfreda, seen here stalking a fish that rose out past the reeds; and … Parry, working off the deeper bank section, to another spotted trout, got the basics down well, … Continue reading International workshop day