Rivers On the Rebound

Finally, it seems like Tasmania’s rivers, streams and creeks are bouncing back from a very wet spring to reveal some healthy little fish that eat dry flies with gusto. It’s about time, I mean, we are now in summer! Even still, some larger rivers are still in flood from recent rains while others are gin…

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…

Anticipation

It is possibly the single-most important element to the fly fisher’s emotive process. The moment before mayhem, the tick before the tug, the tock before the take. It’s the cliché calm before the storm, the heightened pulse rate penetrating every part of your body like a rolling thunder. It’s the lump in the back of…

Open Season – Tasmania

Anglers across Tasmania and abroad are gradually coming out of hibernation to wave their wand for the opening of the 2013/14 season. Great numbers of quirky crew will be heading to their local haunt this weekend to tangle with a brown trout, a sometimes-complex little species that many would not have seen for three months…

Choice As Bro – New Zealand

Leave passes – Every angler with a better half needs them. Sometimes the passes are abused, sometimes the passes are few and far between and other times they are saved up and banked into a special account titled “HELL YES MOTHER-FLIPPING NEW ZEALAND”. Well that is what mine was called anyway… More than six months…