Written by Simon Cubit and Nic Haygarth, Mountain Men is a collection of biographies of ten ‘mountain men’ who lived or worked in the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair high country from the 1870s to the 1990s.  These men are Dan Griffin, William Aylett, Gustav Weindorfer (Cradle Mountain), Paddy Hartnett, Bert Nichols, Ron Smith, Lionel…

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Tasmanian Autumn Fly Fishing Conditions

Another great autumn weekend on the Tasmanian rivers. RiverFly guide Peter Broomhall fished with Bec yesterday, who landed her first ever trout on the fly. Ripper work! Sippers are still steady, and un-weighted nymphs are fooling the harder fish. The St Pats, Mersey, Meander and South Esk are the best locals down low, whilst afternoon…

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The new Drake Mag for spring is now on the shelves, and the summer edition just arrived. Check it out here I’m just glad that i’m not the frog!

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The Drake Mag – the world’s most youthful and irreverent fly fishing magazine is now stocked at FlyShop 1864. Buy it in store or via our webshop now.  

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