Leigh, from Victoria, was keen to come to grips with stream/river fly fishing. He fished three different rivers over three days, and caught fish on each.
Big grin says it all.
By early morning on day two he was doing it all on the #3wt. Dry fly upstream sighted, hooked and netted
… and releasing
John lands some top fish:
Good hook up on small water
Nice wild brown released
Great Rainbow – taken on Aire series #2wt
Robert and Peter (regular Father & Son ‘red taggers) get good nymphing results.
Robert hooks up a nice rainbow
Peter controls a very good rainbow on his cane rod
Both caught on the unweighted nymph in tough conditions.
Fortunately, the areas where Red Tag Trout Tours operates have been unaffected by the recent wild fires.
In fact one of the best ways people can help Tasmania get through the recent tragic events is to continue to come over and enjoy what this beautiful State has to offer.
Mitsutoshi, from Japan, is off to a rewarding start stalking some plump young wild browns in small waters.
It can be tight going at times, but then that is the fun in fishing small waters.
He covered three rivers in three days and to have success on each from his first visit to Tasmania was a top effort.
And sometimes just getting your fish catching fly back from difficult situations is reward in itself.
More fun on day three river.
Tom, from Washington, DC, came back again (for the second time in less than a year) to do battle with Tasmania’s trout and picked up this nice rainbow in tight conditions.
Being very cramped at times this little stream was ideal for the #2wt. It was the first time Tom had fished so light.
This was followed up by a number of wild browns as in this action.
Very pleased to have outwitted this one with some tight roll-casting presentation and neat rod control to bring it to hand.
Paul picked up this plump rainbow on the dry during the still water teaching session.
He then got this wild brown on the emerger during his first wild fish session.
Hong Kong visitors Ivan and Angie saw an article in a Hong Kong travel book about fly fishing in Tasmania’ at Currawong Lakes and wanted to try it out.
Red Tag was happy to do the teaching and both enjoyed a very new experience.
Both got right into the action on a lovely spring day.