Posts in Manic Mondays

Manic Monday - Fast Isn't Always Best: The Scott G-Series Review

Manic Monday - Fast Isn't Always Best: The Scott G-Series Review

With all the fuss over fast fly rods these days, apprehensive would be an accurate description of how I was feeling when I started yearning for something a little slower than the fast five I was using. Don’t get me wrong.... Read more

by Thomas Clancy on 11/16/2020
Manic Monday - G4 Pro Jacket to the Rescue

Manic Monday - G4 Pro Jacket to the Rescue

The beautiful spring weather can make the hard weather days out in the field a distance memory. But the reality is, there will be a reminder sent in the form of a late season snowstorm.... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 10/26/2020
Manic Monday - F-Series Season Opener

Manic Monday - F-Series Season Opener

October in the northern most stronghold of trout on Australia’s east coast means wet wading, short glass rods and dry flies. After buying.... Read more

by Thomas Clancy on 10/12/2020
Manic Monday - Primal Raw - Charles Knyvett's First Impressions

Manic Monday - Primal Raw - Charles Knyvett's First Impressions

The Primal Raw 8'6" 4wt is a gem of a rod for my twig water territory. The light touch when I first picked it up was delicate; I'm not a fan of a heavy blank, especially.... Read more

by Charles Knyvett on 10/05/2020
Manic Monday - Spring has Sprung on the Sweetwater

Manic Monday - Spring has Sprung on the Sweetwater

September is always a great time to be on the water in sunny Queensland, but what do you do on those days when the wind is howling or the tides aren’t quite right?.... Read more

by Josh Power on 09/28/2020
Manic Monday - Early Season Report: Tasmania

Manic Monday - Early Season Report: Tasmania

The Tasmanian trout season got underway to a good start, with enthusiastic anglers braving cold conditions finding some nice fish. After the interrupted end to last season due to restrictions created by the.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 09/21/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 11. Nineteen Lagoons

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 11. Nineteen Lagoons

The Nineteen Lagoons are a network of small lakes and lagoons accessed from the Lake Augusta road. The area receives a lot of attention from anglers, and is the ‘gateway’ to the Western Lakes.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 09/14/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 10. Arthurs Lake

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 10. Arthurs Lake

Arthurs Lake is a large hydro-electric storage which has long been one of Tasmania’s most popular and productive trout waters. The lake is home to an enormous population of wild brown trout averaging 1-3lb, with fish in excess of.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 09/07/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 9. Penstock Lagoon

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 9. Penstock Lagoon

Constructed in 1916 for hydro water storage, Penstock Lagoon is a small but very popular shallow water fishery. It performs best during overcast conditions and being surrounded by native bush, is more protected than many other waters on the Central Highlands..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 08/31/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 8. Bronte Lagoon

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 8. Bronte Lagoon

Located geographically at the centre of Tasmania, Bronte lagoon is medium sized hydro-electric storage set in native bush with extensive areas of tussock margin. The lagoon is located within a 10 minute drive of.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 08/24/2020