Rainbows in the wind

Consistently windy conditions this trout fishing season have led to the exploration of different fly fishing waters and techniques. Although windy, conditions have been relatively warm across Tassie and good hatches of mayfly, beetles and midge have been experienced on most days out fishing. A particular highlight this season has been wind lane fly fishing from the boat – drifting along a slick, looking for big dark shapes emerging from deep water in search of insects. This method has resulted in some great catches, including this superb rainbow trout taken on a size 14 gum beetle pattern.

4.5lb rainbow trout, sight fished in a wind lane in Tasmania’s Central Highlands

Consistently windy conditions this trout fishing season have led to the exploration of different fly fishing waters and techniques. Although windy, conditions have been relatively warm across Tassie and good hatches of mayfly, beetles and midge have been experienced on most days out fishing. A particular highlight this season has been wind lane fly fishing from the boat – drifting along a slick, looking for big dark shapes emerging from deep water in search of insects. This method has resulted in some great catches, including this superb rainbow trout taken on a size 14 gum beetle pattern.

4.5lb rainbow trout, sight fished in a wind lane in Tasmania’s Central Highlands
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