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Learn fly fishing in Tasmania

15 October 2011 No Comment

Learn to fly fish in Tasmania
Ah, the thrill of the hunt. The art of fly fishing, using cunning and stealth to nab a trophy fish.

Tasmania is the perfect location to learn how to fly fish. Pristine waters, a fantastic environment, raw weather and experienced guides. A perfect combination to learn how to catch a fish on a fly. It’s not a bad way to relax either!

A one-day fly fishing class is a good introduction to learn the basic skills.   In the morning you practice knot tying and dry-land casting. After a delicious lunch,  head off to the water to apply what you learned in the morning.

Skills you will learn in the introductory class include:

  • Fly casting
  • Fly choice & entomology
  • Equipment overview
  • Knot tying
  • Catch & release techniques
  • Safety

With access to a private trout fishery this is your opportunity to gain skills before heading out on your own into the wilderness.  Situated in the picture-perfect Huon Valley, right  on the edge of the Southwest Conservation area the fishery is a one-hour drive from Hobart.   This location  offers prime trout fishing for both beginners and those with experience.

Rainbow and brown trout inhabit a series of ponds – from small easy to access ones to over two hectares. The fish vary in size from 300 gm to over 6 kg and all ponds are fed from pristine waters.

The fishery is an ideal setting to test newly learnt skills and casting techniques, so that when you are challenged by a slurping brown in the wild, you will have the confidence to make that perfect cast.

Your fly fishing adventure runs from  9am to 4pm and makes a great day out during your Tasmanian holiday. Prices start at $485 pp. Click here to learn how you can become a fly fisher

Image: Sweet One via Flickr

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