Fishing stories, Fly & Tenkara, Freshwater, Native, Sustainability, Trout

What is the future of the Howqua river?

I spent last weekend camping on the Howqua river at Sheepyards flat. It wasn’t a fishing trip. It was a camping, hanging by the river, hanging out with the kids, making new friends trip. The days were filled with swimming, throwing stones into the river, watching horses, grilling meats over an open fire, drinking cold mid-strength beer during the day…

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Fly & Tenkara, Freshwater, Stuff we've learnt, Trout

The generalist: a fly fishing manifesto

Some fly fishermen specialise. They focus on one species. They learn every subtlety in behaviour. They develop an deep almost spiritual understanding with their quarry of choice. They become truly excellent fly fishers. For most fly fishermen (but not all), the quarry of choice are trout. This makes sense. If god exists, trout were designed by him/her to give pleasure…

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Fly & Tenkara, Freshwater

Making do. Urban carping

I haven’t had much fishing time over the last few weeks which has seen me “making do”. Being a fly bum, living in the centre of Melbourne can mean options close to home are limited. In my case its pretty much carp or bust. Urban carp are a gift from heaven for the city bound fly bum. They tick all…

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Graham (and Lee) join the paper

Flick and Fly journal is proud to announce that Graz has gotten himself a gig with the Canberra times (syndicated in the Narooma news and Rob Paxevanos’ blog) writing the Canberra region fishing reports. We are also proud to announce that Lee has gotten himself the gig as the bench writer for the column, filling in for Graz and Anthony…

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Fly & Tenkara, Freshwater, Stuff we've learnt, Think like a fish- fishing techniques, Uncategorized

Sometimes you’ve gotta break the rules…

With spring in the air and some more stable weather my local creek has finally cleared up and I can sight-fish for carp again. Afternoon dog walks now often involve me wandering the 2 or 3 km to my favourite carp hole rather than to the dog park, which brings lots of strange looks from commuters as I wander through…

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