It’s a bream’s life!

I first met Anthony Heiser (right of pic) on Lake Eucumbene in a blizzard. I was walking along the bank with my backpack covered in snow – he was sitting in his car and offered me a cup of coffee.  Anthony is heavily involved with Canberra Fisherman’s Club and chases ANSA points and lines class […]

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BILLFISH OUTFIT FOR LESS THAN $1K?

Billfish of all species are considered to be at the extreme end of flyfishing targets. Of these, sailfish are thought to be the fastest fish in the ocean. To put in perspective just how fast, a sailfish can swim at around 112km/h while a tarpon comes in barely half as quick with a top speed of ‘only’ 56km/h! It makes sense […]

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Spring Issue of FlyStream Magazine out now

Our eighth issue is hot off the virtual press. Depending upon your location, the spring trout stream season has started or is going to in the next few weeks, so Joshua Hutchins has taken it upon himself to offer 10 steps to your stream fishing success this year. To back him up with a more technical bent, Craig Coltman […]

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Scientific Anglers Day at Millbrook Lakes

This week, Mayfly Tackle’s Andrew Summers organised a retailer’s day at Millbrook Lakes to showcase Scientific Anglers’ new range. On hand to help explain the new gear were SA’s two gear gurus from the USA, Jeff Pierce and Andrew Bosway. The Orvis Company acquired Scientific Anglers nearly 2 years ago and since then they have been […]

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World Fly Fishing Championships Wrap Up

It has been over a week now since the end of the World Championships in Bosnia and Herzegovina. To say that the entire Australian team is disappointed with the end result would be an understatement. There was not a lot of conversation in the mini van on the way to Zagreb as we were all […]

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REEL FEATURES – WATERPROOF DRAGS PART 2

Our previous post on the waterproof drag feature of modern fly reels has stimulated some discussion and we’ve decided to share some more insight. In the case of fly reels it is easy to focus on one particular feature that is good or not so good. In this blog, we’re concerned about the waterproofing or […]

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REEL FEATURES – WATERPROOF DRAGS

Cork, Delrin, Rulon, graphite – drag systems are constantly evolving. One of the biggest developments in our view is synthetic materials creating drags that are lighter and require little or no maintenance. For this reason, cork drag reels such as Abel and Tibor (while still great reels) have been largely superseded by reels that employ […]

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