Posts by Matt Tripet

Manic Monday - Making it Better

Manic Monday - Making it Better

The Australian mainland trout fishery, particularly in NSW, has attracted some fairly robust discussions by anglers, stakeholders with NSW DPI management and NSW Ministers in recent years. There has been.... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 06/01/2020
Friday Fly Day - The Last Hustle

Friday Fly Day - The Last Hustle

When I look at the calendar year, the months of May and June signal the end of a solid season. It’s when my ‘river fitness’ is at its strongest physically and mentally, but I am also more exhausted than ever.... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 05/10/2019
Manic Monday - Matt Tripet; a Simms Legacy

Manic Monday - Matt Tripet; a Simms Legacy

I have been asked on many occasions, “Matt, how much do I invest in my wading gear and outerwear?” It’s always been a pretty straight forward answer, usually presented with a rhetorical question on my part..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 02/25/2019
Techy Thursday - Headwinds on trout water

Techy Thursday - Headwinds on trout water

Dealing with a head wind is something we will all encounter on a regular basis as fly anglers. The reality is, most of the places a fly rod takes us are remote, exposed and not always tailored to perfect conditions..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 12/13/2018
Techy Thursday - Matt Tripet talks Simms Chest Packs

Techy Thursday - Matt Tripet talks Simms Chest Packs

A number of years ago I put aside the fly vest for the Waypoints Chest Pack. As an angler who fishes in any weather scenario, I was getting too hot and my gear in my vest was getting too wet in the rain, snow and deep river wades..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 10/05/2017
Salty Saturday - Scott Meridian 9wt Review

Salty Saturday - Scott Meridian 9wt Review

Preparing to for to Exmouth Western Australia, I challenged myself to one flats rod for the week that would need to serve wading and casting form the skiff. In the past I have no doubt over thought rod selections and often found myself over-packing unnecessary amounts of gear to the smiles of the airline crews exceeding baggage allowances..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 10/01/2016