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Place Your Bets

I didn’t place a bet on the Melbourne Cup this year as I have never been a gambler. Or so I thought…….it got me thinking that every time I choose to venture out looking for that ultimate day out the Western Lakes, it really is a calculated risk. Not too dissimilar to putting your hard-earned…

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A Breath of Fresh Air

It’s extraordinary to think there are people out there who are yet to discover a passion, something to sink their teeth into and to evoke a sensation of desire. Who are unable to even contemplate enjoyment to a level that most of us take for granted. Depression, it seems, has the ability to push everyday…

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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. ┬áTime 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┬ásome regions. This year we can…