Welcome to iheartthefly. With any luck, you have clicked this link because you just love the art of the fly. If not, maybe we can convert you. We are all about fly fishing and we’re here to show you the heart of the art. Some see it as a sport, some see it as a hobby. Many fly fishers would probably refer to it as a passion, and ultimately, an obsession. We enjoy the escapism that fly fishing allows us, the unique and seemingly untouched locations we visit, and the little things that live within. Fly fishing is extremely good for the soul and we hope this is demonstrated through the iheartthefly blog and its associated images. Welcome!
I would like to introduce these passionate Tasmanian fly fisherman, so they too can share the love that we all carry for the fly…
Also known as Yapper, Charlie or simply mad as a cut snake, Andy is one of my best mates. From shenanigans during our school days, wild surfing days or our bond on the water, Andy oozes an infectious likeability and yearns for all aspects of fly-fishing. From Cape York Peninsula in Queensland to the rainforest creeks of Tasmania, this passionate father-of-two stokes on life in general and is one of those blokes who’s company is a blast. Ask him about the ‘Tranny Seal’ story.
Christo or ‘Bacon’ as he was referred to in his younger days, digs the fly. He doesn’t own any other gear relating to fishing and has no desire to; the fly is enough to fill his cup. Well, apart from the odd ale but who doesn’t like a refreshing reward after a tough days’ fishing? Christo captures mad images and has a creative eye for detail. He loves adventure and possesses an uncanny instinct. Christo froths over exploring the unexplored, just don’t let him hold the map.
The man formerly known as ‘Chump Roberts’ is a champion fella. Quiet, unassuming and never in a negative mind-space, this gentle giant from Tasmania’s Northwest coast loves the international get-away. From Alaska to Hawaii and Iceland to New Zealand, Chump loves to immerse himself deep into foreign cultures. He attains more technical knowledge than he cares to declare and is not scared to packhorse an IT-room full of gadgets. Shreds on guitar too!
‘Baz’ is a very cluey man. Just as handy on the tying vise as he is on the metal lathe, Baz will walk twenty kilometres just for the sake of it. Ever keen on that Western Lakes mission Baz enjoys that exploration element and getting deep into Tasmania’s wilderness. Baz tells of the trials and triumphs of his missions, giving the reader a detailed account of his adventures. He’s a pretty accomplished fish-catcher both here and over the ditch in New Zealand.
Then there’s Turry or Beevor they call him (it’s a long story). He’s just a mug-punter that loves getting out in the elements with a fly rod. The type of bloke that calls fishing ‘fitness’ and calls fitness ‘wasted fishing time’. He’s a passionate advocate for Tasmania from the fishing to the surfing and the people, produce and lifestyle. Beevor was born & bred here and has no desire to leave, with a loving missus & two very young boys who are the neatest little dudes. Maybe one day, they will heart the fly too.