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Insight - The Trophy Quest

Insight - The Trophy Quest

Last season was one to remember, and if you weren't lucky enough to get out there yourself to make some memories then at least Mike Kirkpatrick was working hard capturing some amazing moments to share with you instead..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/31/2020
King Tide Salt Fly - Salt Fly School Oct 17th

King Tide Salt Fly - Salt Fly School Oct 17th

Ok team here's an opportunity to fast track your saltwater fly skills for summer and learn from one of the best in the business, King Tide Salt Fly..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/28/2020
Friday Fly Day - Whitebait Flies

Friday Fly Day - Whitebait Flies

So the fishing has been slow the past few days but by changing flies regularly and switching up the retrieve, enough fish have been coming to the net in the estuary. When I switch out my whitebait patterns there are a few considerations I take into account..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/28/2020
Techy Thursday - Chasing Whitebait

Techy Thursday - Chasing Whitebait

The Whitebait have begun their annual run and on our Southern Estuaries, so have the juvenile Lamprey. Accordingly, the fish are becoming more active as things transition into spring and are turning up in our tidal reaches to take advantage of the incoming food supply..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/27/2020
Team Tuesday - Chasing Tassie Unicorns

Team Tuesday - Chasing Tassie Unicorns

Here in Tasmania we have a lot of options for fly fishing. From sea running brown trout to remote Western Lakes sight fishing and everything in between and everyone’s got that one type of fishing.... Read more

by Alex Green on 08/25/2020
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
Owen River Lodge - Special Kiwi Package Rates

Owen River Lodge - Special Kiwi Package Rates

Given we're about to head into an unprecedented season for our local lodge and guiding community it's likely there will be more than a few excellent opportunities for kiwi anglers to take part in our world class fly fishing tourism experiences for some more than reasonable rates..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/21/2020
Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Flies Are The MVP's

Friday Fly Day - Kyle's Flies Are The MVP's

Last season I spent five days guiding a regular client of mine, Jack Alvernaz, on some local waters, this gave me a chance to try out some exciting new flies in the Manic Fly Collection..... Read more

by Adam Priest on 08/21/2020
Techy Thursday - Give That Indicator Some Love

Techy Thursday - Give That Indicator Some Love

There is a world of difference between the larger, denser, clip on indicators regularly employed on the Tongariro and the sparse, fingernail sized whisps we employ stealthily in the deep south, and the maintenance requirements of both..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/20/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 7. Brumbys Creek

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 7. Brumbys Creek

Brumbys Creek is a tailrace fishery located 40 minutes south of Launceston, near Cressy in northern Tasmania. Fed by water released from the Great Lake, Brumbys is a mixture of flowing and broad-waters.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 08/17/2020