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A Bugs Life

The Central Highlands of Tasmania is an amazing place, the scope for exploration never ending. One can easily find themselves completely immersed in their surroundings in a continuous pursuit of new waters and the possibilities they behold.   More often than not it is fishing that brings us to our destination, but occasionally it isn’t…

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The Creepers and the Belgian

I sometimes sit back and dream about fly fishing, from far off destinations like Alaska, Canada, and Iceland, and also those a bit closer to home like Tasmania’s Western lakes and the back country rivers across the ditch, however for me I find that I enjoy casting as much, maybe even more than actually catching…

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Artist Exposé – Shawn Bichsel

As part of our ongoing Artist Exposé, we are stoked to introduce you to Shawn Bichsel… About Me: My current passions are Fly Fishing and the art that its beauty, simplicity and sheer frustration inspires. I’m a self prescribed “Nonconformist / Geospatial Practitioner / Fly Fisher” (not necessarily in that order) … And these things too…

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Playtime on the Plateau

Recently I had the pleasure of escorting a pair of the world’s coolest trout bums to a very special part of Tasmania. Paul and Gerd had travelled half way around the world from Austria in search of the ultimate Western Lakes polaroiding experience. Although our spotted locals eluded them on this day the images of…

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Western Lakes Whopper!

One day soon, I will tell you a story about that time on Australia Day when I encountered a trophy brown trout tipping the weigh net at 10.5lb, on a small dry fly, in the middle of Tasmania’s Western Lakes wilderness, many miles from any road. It was kind of epic and I’m still buzzing!!…

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GEOFISH- Motiv Fishing

Does ‘Trout Bum Diaries’ or ‘Kiwi Camo’ ring a bell? Well after such success in the US with their Adventure style of Fly Fishing Films the boys have stepped up again and produced another great Fly Fishing adventure. The Destination: Mexico. Renowned as a place of harsh environments and hardship the Motiv Team have produced…