Posts by Simon Taylor

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 2. Little Pine Lagoon

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 2. Little Pine Lagoon

Little Pine Lagoon is a highly regarded wild trout fishery located next to the Marlborough highway, 7 kilometers west of the Great Lake in Tasmania’s Central Plateau. This exposed, weedy and shallow.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/06/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 1. The South Esk

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 1. The South Esk

Over the next wee while, our man on the ground in Tassie, Simon Taylor will be running us through some of the more productive and popular water in Tassie..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 06/29/2020
Team Tuesday - Simon Taylor Reviews the Lamson Speedster S

Team Tuesday - Simon Taylor Reviews the Lamson Speedster S

I have been a fan of the Lamson Speedster series of reels for a long time, so when the next generation.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 01/14/2020
Team Tuesday - Tasmania, Open for Business

Team Tuesday - Tasmania, Open for Business

With the new Tasmanian trout season now several weeks old, early indicators look like we should be in for a great season. Although some unpleasant weather over the last couple of weeks has made difficult to get out, the widespread rain and.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 08/27/2019
Simon Taylor Reviews the Cobalt

Simon Taylor Reviews the Cobalt

When I got my hands on the newly released Waterworks – Lamson Cobalt 8 fly reel several months in preparation for a trip to CXI, I could tell it was an impressive bit of gear straight.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/31/2019
Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies in Tasmania

Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies in Tasmania

I like to use a small bunch of ‘favourite’ patterns for the majority of my fishing on ‘home’ waters. These are flies I have....... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 04/19/2019
Simms Flyweight Review: Simon Taylor Floats Around NZ

Simms Flyweight Review: Simon Taylor Floats Around NZ

Three days before heading off to New Zealand for 15 days of chasing trout, I got my hands on a pair of the new Simms Flyweight boots to take along. I have been a massive fan of the G3 Guide boots for a long time, and must admit that I was a little.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 04/17/2019
Friday Fly Day - Killer Tasmanian Dries

Friday Fly Day - Killer Tasmanian Dries

Spring means the dry fly action really hots up on both rivers and lakes here in Tassie. A couple of patterns that I have been having a lot of success with lately are the Quill.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 11/30/2018
Team Tuesday - Tasmania at a Glance

Team Tuesday - Tasmania at a Glance

Recent rains across the state have been perfectly timed for the 2018/19 trout season opening on Saturday, August 4th. The central plateau has received some heavy falls, with near record.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/31/2018
Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 2, On The Water

Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 2, On The Water

Having your loch style gear organised, it’s time to get out on the water and start fishing! As with all styles of fly fishing, anglers who are apt at reading the conditions will be able to fine tune their loch style technique, to best suit the state of day..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 11/16/2017