Our original browns may have come here from the UK in 1864, but their wild and wily descendants were no match for UK flyfisher Rosemary on her recent visit to Tasmania. This beautiful specimen was taken by Rosemary on the ‘PB ‘hopper’ at the end of February — one of the best fish out of … Continue reading Passion Rewarded
Somewhere in Japan … Somewhere in Tasmania …
Yes, you read it right. Red Tag has finally gone digital and Bruce did the honours for the first shots within 10 minutes of the start. Ye old Pink Bummed grasshopper, no less, proving the fish’s undoing.
Bruce bringing another top conditioned fish to hand while Nigel looks on. A great time to share the water together, not the usual way for two anglers to fish a small water, but good fish, magic weather, camaraderie and feeding browns made it a special session to guide two fine fly fishers. The odd sighted … Continue reading Sharing a good stretch of river
Last day of November and Jack, a keen young river angler from NSW, gets his first wild brown on the dry. A KOCPIT text book take (ie, Red Tag’s theory application). Knowledge – studied the situation and applied he knew from Observation – spinner hatch, sipping fish, water speed etc Concentration – on the cast, … Continue reading Jack breaks his duck
This backwater is usually dry (note fence on right) but the red spinner were out and fish feeding the edges. Cast upstream with a Red Spinner (see Top flies) short drift, lift and bingo ‘fish-on!’ Simple when it all works to plan — why not every time? ask the trout.
Tasmania’s wild trout fishing experience has established its world class standing primarily through the highland (Central Plateau) lakes, lagoons and tarns trout fisheries. Whilst this is well founded, it is sometimes forgotten that all of Tasmania’s rivers and streams hold wild trout, in particular wild brown trout. Many of these waters are at lower levels … Continue reading Tasmanian trout rivers and streams
My favourite fly fishing is stalking and sight fishing Tasmania’s wild trout rivers and streams, particularly the lowland or meadow streams. Red Tag specialises in fly fishing these waters with experienced anglers and introducing our extended or advanced fly fishing workshop pupils to them. The fish in the rivers and streams of the meadows usually … Continue reading Stalking the wild trout