Lachlan checks his back cast — after 8 year break in fly fishing workshop! Spots a feeding trout in this backwater and starts to stalk. Fish moves away along the backwater, need to follow and keep low profile. Good movement identifies position … on with the Blue Damsel! Yes! Hook up … only took 1.25 … Continue reading Back after long break
Mik from NSW was keen to get back to Tassie after 18 years away! As you can see tough day weather wise, but still a good number of hook ups. Some good sized fish — with clever intent — hard run straight into the weed bed! Despite some excellent stalking techniques, none to hand, with … Continue reading Borders open and long time friends return
As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining! Well the wild browns at Currawong Lakes didn’t need telling twice. The decent easterly rains we have had in late June were just what the trout needed. Got the creeks joining the lakes flowing strongly and the fish are taking full advantage. This all goes … Continue reading Heavenly rains bring spawn action!
Local angler Lyn wanted to get some more experience on smaller waters and streams, and this day turned out to be a beauty. Having never used an outfit as light as a 3wt before, gave some early challenges, but much pleasure as the day progressed, this cast resulting in a lively wild brown to hand. … Continue reading Stream skills workshop
Mel and son Chris (right) had a good combination trip with us. Chris had the toughest afternoon introduction to fly fishing, 35km winds and no rises. Mel gets a good wild brown on the Blue Damsel, while Chris records action for family. Then Chris’ turn, again on the damsel, sighted stalked and hooked … but … Continue reading Father and son on rivers and lakes
John was keen to combine rivers and lakes in this latest trip, here with one of his wild browns at Currawong. This one required some quick thinking and fast feet to outwit the brown … … finally, a successful end and neat netting job. Deciding on two days lakes, and one on rivers, this resulted … Continue reading Regular ‘Tagger has productive ‘combination’ tour
Chuck, from Nevada, and a keen small waters fly fisher had a successful day on the dries. Another feisty small water wild brown takes the black parachute mayfly emerger. Lucky last for the day.
Mark from north Queensland, seen here with his first trout of the day. After this guy was found hiding from the wind on my hat … the hatch started. A hook-up on the mayfly emerger — Mark’s first ever trout on the dry. Sighted, targeted, presented and to hand! Nature never ceases to amaze me, … Continue reading New ‘Tagger achieves another first!