Fly Fishing Tasmania Hatch Chart – March 9 2016
Current Tasmanian fly fishing conditions: Warm and humid conditions have continued into March, creating periods of great tailing and slicks on the lakes, and baetid hatches on the rivers. River levels in general are good, while Great Lake, Arthurs and Woods Lake on the plateau are very low. Great news from our experiences this week were large amounts of cinnamon jassids, and smaller amounts of black and red jassids and gum beetles on the lakes (including Western Lakes).
Our Spinner Damsel fly continues to perform really well, proving to be a ‘hatch breaker’ on hard to catch river and lake fish, and damsel leapers in general. New in stock are Trout Hunter leaders and tippet material, which have really impressed us with strength to diameter, as well as aggressive leader tapers which are perfect for Tasmanian conditions. Redington Classic Trout rods are now in stock, and at ~$250 mark are brilliant value, medium action fly rods. There is even a six-piece travel version! One of our favourite saltwater rods is also now stocked, the Scott Meridian, along with some Airflo Flats Master lines which we used for a week in Hinchinbrook recently. All new stock will be online later today.
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