Posts by Simon Taylor

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
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