It Aint Easy Being Green

Well it appears that the bitterly cold hand of winter has finally departed and the long, quiet and almost meditative nights of tying flies in front of the fire have come to an end. Our attention is now diverted from reading about amazing piscatorial exploits to actually getting out there and putting all these theories…

Patagonia – Journey To World’s End

Everyone that has been bitten by the travel bug has that one destination they long to visit. That place of fantasy that seems more prominent in our minds than any other. Unfortunately for us fly fisherman these fabled holy lands continue coming to light, ever adding to our bucket list of must-see fishing destinations. Patagonia…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Duns Are Up!!

Summer is a very exciting time of year for the Tasmanian fly fisherman. Until now the surface activity has been very few and far between. We relied instead on our keen eye to pick out trouty shapes amongst a myriad of trouty shaped things that aren’t actually trout. That time is drawing to a close and things are…