Posts by Simon Taylor

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
Techy Thursday - Sight Fishing Still Waters

Techy Thursday - Sight Fishing Still Waters

Sight fishing is by far my favourite form of fly fishing, this visual style of fishing is truly addictive! Both trout living in rivers and lakes are prime sight fishing candidates; here are a few pointers that I like to practice when sight fishing still waters..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 06/08/2017
Sunday Share - Putting some bend into the Scott Flex 8ft #4

Sunday Share - Putting some bend into the Scott Flex 8ft #4

A few months ago, I was lucky to be given the new Scott Flex 804-4 (8ft, 4wt) from the Manic Tackle guys to test out on some of my local Tasmanian Trout. Since then, I have given the little Flex a good workout on a variety of different waters around the state, and have been impressed with how the rod has performed..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 02/19/2017
Sunday Share - Sometimes longer is better! Scott Radian 955/4

Sunday Share - Sometimes longer is better! Scott Radian 955/4

Fly fishing for trout presents itself in many different forms; stillwater, stream craft, wet fly, dry fly, nymph fishing, blind searching, sight fishing and loch style are just a few examples that spring to mind. To get the most out of your fishing opportunities, selecting the appropriate rod (length and line weight) best suited to the style of fishing being done, and the conditions of the day can help you get the most out of your time on the water..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 12/04/2016
Sunday Share - Tassie Update

Sunday Share - Tassie Update

So far spring in Tasmania has followed on with the weather patterns experienced during winter, with the state continuing to get above average rainfall, snow to low levels, strong winds and below average temperatures..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 10/30/2016