Recent Tasmanian (via Sydney and originally west coast USA) Tim, gets the first wild brown trout on an unweighted damsel nymph. Big grin and well deserved. Fish was sighted breaching in the shallows alongside the reeds and Tom got a good cast to open his own fly fishing account. Beautifully spotted young wild brown from … Continue reading Early workshop brings first wild brown for the season
Although our teaching dam level is currently down a bit, the trout were ready for their first learner of the season. David from Queensland had just done his gear and grass casting introduction when we headed up to the dam. In the first 10 minutes David hooks a lively rainbow on an unweighted WB. Nice … Continue reading Top workshop for first timer!
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
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
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
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!
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!
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!