Returning for more

Peter and Elizabeth have been long time clients with Red Tag over the years and 2024 saw them back to do what they love doing … fly fishing. Are we having fun or not? Over three days they had varying waters from private lakes to running streams and although the weather made the first day … Continue reading Returning for more

From Saltwater to a Freshwater Stream

From saltwater to a freshwater stream, let’s get this little rod working. Chris has been a long time saltwater fly fisherman in Queensland and was coming to Tasmania with his wife for a holiday and thought, why not try some freshwater fly fishing? Into the stream and working the lines, Chris had action straight away. … Continue reading From Saltwater to a Freshwater Stream

Second cast a winner

Andrew is from Victoria and has been with Red Tag several times. With a slightly overcast morning, there was an excellent flow in the river and, I should have said this to start with … Andrew caught his first brown on his second cast and it took 10 seconds from the moment we first got … Continue reading Second cast a winner

Vanessa’s triumphant return

First introduced Vanessa to fly fishing some 16 years ago; this was her first two days on the rivers since then. Wow! First cast after lunch Day 1 and another one to the net … hadn’t even gotten in the water. Yet more success on day 1… which turned out to be a record day … Continue reading Vanessa’s triumphant return

Returning Western Australian small river lover has another top day!

This was Anthony’s 5th to hand pre-lunch … all on the dry! Straight after lunch No 6 … just kept getting better … and bigger. Feisty, top condition small water wild browns … fantastic fun. Fish now behind you guys … Final count 11 to the net (equal top single angler season total) and 19 … Continue reading Returning Western Australian small river lover has another top day!

Another returning father and son combo

Kieran (son) with a solid well-conditioned wild brown trout at Currawong Lakes. Had to abandon river plans … third flood in 8 weeks meant Currawong Lakes again great option. Moment of truth – trout in net – Ray (guide) and client very happy. Not to be outdone, dad Gary soon has another brown on. Ray … Continue reading Another returning father and son combo

Richard returns after long break

Although rainy at times (mid-December still; like early spring) there were rises and Richard had one to the net early from this tight stretch. This was one plump little wild brown on the dry. Day one score – Red Tag tradition – cheery ripe when to hand! Day 2 different river is off to a … Continue reading Richard returns after long break

Regular ‘Tagger Phil has the best day in tough weather!

Phil and Ray discussing tactics on the flooded section – had seen a few rising on the other side. Despite some serious searching by Phil in this promising backwater – nothing first afternoon. The next day started with a rush – fish rush that is – Ray returns 1st of 3 for Phil in 50 … Continue reading Regular ‘Tagger Phil has the best day in tough weather!