Welcome to our new fly fishing shop – 29 The Kingsway, Launceston, Tasmania

Keeping your fly local…

A big thanks to all of the customers that have dropped in to our brand new fly shop at 29 The Kingsway Launceston. If you are after a bright and clean new shop, with the best advice, and a customer friendly layout, then drop in for a chat or give us a call. We’d love to help! New in stock this week is the complete range of Klean Kanteen bottles and gear (my three-year-old bottle is kicking-on strong after 140 days out west), along with a new drop of the complete Patagonia range of fly fishing gear (including flats booties, stormfront gear, wading boots and waders), as well as their new Nano-Air jackets. These jackets have set a new benchmark for comfort in the Western Lakes or Snowy Mountains, and are the awesome replacement for the old-school bulk of slow-drying windstopper fleeces. More on these products as we add them to our online shop over the next few weeks.

We’ve scheduled a lot of new products to arrive over the next two months (including a complete range of the new Scott Radian fly rods, a great selection of Lamson reels, and a few new fly fishing brands never offered before in Australia), so stay tuned, and if you are after any gear, from anywhere in the world, just let us know.

Thanks especially to Patagonia Australia, Swift Fly Fishing & Epic Rods, Sage & JM Gillies, Longbeach Printing, Brad Harris bhphoto.com.au , Beevor @ iHeartTheFly, Justin Duggan @ Sydney Fly Fishing Tours,  Chris Long @ Electrical Edge, Brent at The Lost Fly, Troutie (shopfitter extraordinaire) and Phil @ Cumulous Studios for helping to create a cracking new fly shop for Australia.

Fishing Report:

Just a quick report for those heading out later this week. The hoppers are on throughout northern Tasmania, and with the exception of a minor flood this week, the fishing has been great. Late afternoon black spinners have also been falling, along with ants, and the Esk, Mersey and Meander are some of the best picks. Up on the plateau Penstock Lagoon has had some ripper hatches over the past week, the Pine is having a great season, and Great Lake windlanes have been reliable. The Nineteen Lagoons have also had one of their best seasons, with some of the slightly harder to get to lakes holding some super-fat three pound trout. To save you wasting your time, Brumbys is off the boil a bit, as is the lower Macquarie, and we’d recommend other choices currently.

Any questions just give us a call – NBN problems have slowed our Emails a bit over the past fortnight, but we are back online and ready to help.

Thank you, Daniel & Simone Hackett, RiverFly 1864.


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