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Artist Interview – Derek DeYoung

If you have never heard of Derek DeYoung or seen his work within the greater fly-fishing community in recent years, then you probably don’t have the internet, or read magazines, or buy fly fishing gear or you may not have any actual eyes or ears! He has collaborated with Simms Fishing Products, Abel Reels and…

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Moody Mornings

Sometimes, despite your most honest attempts and optimism, the mission isn’t always a success. Well, not a success in terms of catching fish anyway. Such was the case last weekend at Little Pine Lagoon in Tasmania’s highlands. The weather was moody, we were a little sleepy and it seems that the fish decided have a…

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Lifes Little Pleasures

It’s always great to catch up with a close friend and spend a little time on the water.  Time spent with mates is always valued and I was excited to hook up with Phil for a trip out to the Vale River to try and tame some of the beasts that lurk below its shimmering…

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RISE Fly Fishing Film Fest 2014

The RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival is one of those ‘must do’ events on the calendar. It’s an annual event that showcases some of the most exciting and significant fly fishing films across the globe. The festival holds shows across Australia and New Zealand and is already done and dusted some regions. This year we can…

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A New Season Begins

The lead up to opening day for season 2014/15 was pondered, well in advance. Thoughts of flicking a single dry fly in tiny headwater creeks was my preference. In my mind, I envisaged a cold day, a hint of sun occasionally warming the back of my hands and maybe, just maybe, a fish or two…

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Beneath the Ice

iheartthefly’s own travelling trout whisperer, Baz recently wandered into the wilderness during the general closed season for trout. He was probably seeking solitude, searching for prospective honey holes and just generally looking for nothing while hanging out in an awesome environment, at a brutal yet amazing time of year. He couldn’t resist the temptation to…