Awesome news from Orvis, with the announcement that a new Helios rod is imminent. The current 9 foot 5 weight Helios is already my favourite rod. The current Helios is a great allround taper, which is  slow enough for spinner sippers on Brumbys Creek, but fast enough for long shots into a Western Lakes headwind.…

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Mayflies, hoppers and our new fly fishing shop It’s been a long time between newsletters, but we’ve had good reason: the arrival of our first baby, a little boy named Sidney, and the opening of our new fly shop in Launceston, FlyShop 1864 (at 45 Cameron Street, Launceston. Onto the fishing report… Tasmania got off…

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We’ve just received our first shipment of the new range of Hydros flylines from Orvis, and after three days on Brumbys Creek, the Meander and The Lower Macquarie, I’d have to say that the new Hydros 3D is the best textured line I’ve ever used. Textured lines started to make an appearance a few years…

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