For the past season or two we’ve been using Epic glass rods as our personal creek rods (myself, Sim, Peter and Beevs). Most of our small stream and up-close fishing (willow grub fishing) is on overgrown tussocky streams, or within willow swampland, so we choose glass as the most resilient rod material. Why? You can…

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The Tasmanian fly fishing season is off and racing, and the fishing in general has been great (despite some big freezes early on!). The season kicked off with galaxia feeders in the 19 Lagoons, quickly followed by a comparatively early run of whitebait in the north and southern rivers. Whitebait feeders to 4lbs were common.…

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Like every other Australian, we have no idea how long we’ll be off the water, but rest assured we’ll be back as quick as we can. It may be sooner or it may be later, we’re leaving that up to the experts to determine. In the meantime we’re tying flies, and working on a few…

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Fly fishing Tasmania

Tasmanian fly fishing update 11/01/2020 Happy new year! Summary: The small streams of the east feature low and clear flows, with plenty of sight fishing to single dries. The menu has been mixed, with caddis and the first hoppers of the season, though soldier beetles have been making appearances. Into the midlands and further west,…

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Beetles and Mayfly

A quick update. Mayfly, willow grubs and damsels are on the streams, with excellent dry fly conditions. River levels are mixed, with some ideal flows along headwaters and bottom-of-the-catchment runs. Hoppers are only a week away! Gum beetles and afternoon spinners have started to consistently fall out west at the wilderness camp, with some cracking…

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