Posts by Simon Taylor

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
Sunday Share - Tassie Western Lakes

Sunday Share - Tassie Western Lakes

A break in some poor weather allowed a quick trip into the Western Lakes with Darren, and even though it was super cold, the fish were about and keen to eat..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 11/12/2017
Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 1, Gear Set Up

Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 1, Gear Set Up

Simon Taylor has put together a comprehensive, two part article on fly fishing lakes "Loch Style". Check out part one on Gear Setup and get ahead of the game for the lakes this season..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 11/09/2017
2017/2018 Tassie Trout Season Opening Outlook

2017/2018 Tassie Trout Season Opening Outlook

Here's some good oil on what to potentially expect from the upcoming Tasmania fly fishing season which kicks off this Saturday!.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 08/02/2017