Recently Ray & I decided to take a look at some of our favourite river spots and check things out. When we pulled up for a coffee and muffin I said to Ray, while we are here, why don’t you put a #3wt together and ‘put a toe in the water so to speak?’ ‘Don’t … Continue reading Toe in – Trout out!
Fist pump from Roy is well deserved – Ray successfully netted the best river wild brown of the day! This was the reason, 2.5lb+ (420MM) brownie on the #3wt. Another small water success on the dry – morning it was emergers and afternoon ‘hoppers. With this feisty wild brown, Roy achieved something special – a … Continue reading A regular ‘Tagger’ has top day
Shane Mensforth is the owner/editor of the South Australian Angler and much enjoys his Tasmanian trout fly fishing adventures. However, up until this last trip, he had yet to strike ‘the right day on the river’ scenario with Red Tag, although we have been saying what fun it can be on light gear on the … Continue reading Shane has his ‘best day on the dry’ with Red Tag
Roy and Gail with ‘Red Tag’ Ray (centre) after a successful session at Currawong Lakes. Where was that lunch bite …? On Ray’s arm … Blue Damsels both top trout and welcome swallow menu items. ‘Land-rocked’ shark!! Gail on to another wild brown river fish. Both had a top day on the river. Top trip … Continue reading Great to welcome returning regulars
Tony hadn’t held a fly rod for over 25 years, so day 1 at the March fly fishing workshop was a must do – plus he picked up the Hurley’s Fly Fishing world fly boxes gift pack. Day 2 was onto the rivers, his love of same renewed with a first-up nice stream fish with … Continue reading Rusty fly fisher successfully rejoins the fray!
Here Catriona starts her introductory day on the rivers. Along with son Jamie, both attended an earlier Herne fly fishing still water workshop then booked their first day on the rivers. Then it was Jamie’s turn on the gentle flowing section while Ray changes fly for Catriona Over to Catriona again to get the feel … Continue reading Mother and son progression
Was Nick’s first time on the fly in the rivers, having spent previous trips on the lakes. This was a top steam wild brown 2+lbs excellent condition and first for the season on the Blue Damsel. Ray on hand with the net. Playing the big one Targeted wild brown Next hook up – this time … Continue reading Bagged out – first day on the rivers!
This was a usually gentle, slow flowing lowlands stream early in November 2021. After so much rain and saturated ground, by mid-month it was just all run-off and floods. Ray (Red Tag) working with Paul along the edges. Great day weather-wise, a few mayfly quality backwaters … but no fish! However, Paul did learn lots … Continue reading A tough day at the Office