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…

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…

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!!…

C&R

You know those people who always win stuff through promotions? You know the ones, they’re everywhere, free shit here free shit there type deals. A Current Affair usually runs a story every 6 months about Kamakazi Promo Pilots who have filled their houses with free shit. I’m usually too busy or lazy to bother, the…

Fire and Ice

After a relatively short flight from Alaska up and over the North Pole and down into Reykjavik Iceland, I strolled into the ┬ákeflavik airport bio-security area and had the waders, boots and other fishing gear sprayed down by the bio-security guy, which is a very important thing here in Iceland, the rivers are very pure…

Mayfly Magic

To watch fish feeding naturally is quite mesmerising. Especially when feeding on mayfly spinners. Completely switched on to the source, tracking individual mayflies and improvising their beat to the insect dance. I’ve found myself in a few situations recently without a rod, but camera firmly in hand. This is positive, as it has forced me…