Caloundra QLD – Winter Idyll

Our family holiday to Caloundra, Queensland was never meant to be a fishing trip. No really, the main objective was a break from the central Victorian highlands winter with (hopefully) lots of sun, definitely lots of swimming, relaxing, bike riding and maybe a  bit of rainforest hiking thrown in. I threw in the 7 weight, […]

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Casts and good Company – Apollo Bay

The long-established format goes like this: Max and I head to his place near Apollo Bay for a long weekend in midwinter, to be joined by Pete ands Mark. The date range is based on a decent late afternoon/evening high tide that coincides with a Friday to Monday, and we work back from there. This year, putting the four […]

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New Season Underway in North QLD

Up on the north-east coast of Queensland, the summer wet season had drawn to a close. Though not the biggest on record, this ‘Wet’ brought enough rainfall for several major flushes through our rivers and wetlands, which should hold our fisheries in good shape for the year ahead. We’ve now settled into a stable early dry season weather pattern. The […]

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Saltwater Flyfishing around Sydney

For me, a typical day’s fishing starts by driving west. I head over the Blue Mountains and as the sun begins to appear, I veer down a 4wd track and drive towards a central-west stream. But last Friday morning, after going through my routine and loading up my fishing gear, I jumped in the car and […]

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Auckland Kingfish

New Zealand’s trout fishing is undoubtedly world class, and for this reason I try to plan a trip there once a year. My latest visit was meant to be only slightly different to the last, joining four good mates to check out a few rivers in the North Island we hadn’t fished before. One of our major suppliers at The […]

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3 Days Fishing Hinchinbrook with AFO

I’ve been guilty of ignoring Australian saltwater flyfishing opportunities till now. I knew I would do a trip one day but for me it would come after Venezuela, Costa Rica, Seychelles, Cuba and Christmas Island. Why? Most likely the same reason someone might want to catch a permit on fly or try and access a […]

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Aussie Inshore Grand Slam

The AFO crew are winding down for their season 2014. The second half of the year saw great weather, some cool fishing and some new clients. One stand out for the season was a special day when Capt. Clinton Isaac (as our US guide mates like to call him) worked with regular AFO client Rod Kelley to […]

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Florida Tarpon

The AFO team have been off on holidays and what do flats guides do on holidays? They go flyfishing somewhere! This year the AFO team split up and some went tarpon fishing in Florida. The weather was great over there this season and we all know how that relates to sight fishing opportunities… The tarpon were […]

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Christmas Island (Part Two)

Even in shallow water like this, the fish can be virtually invisible. The guide here is The Villages head guide, Neemia, who came to Tasmania and fished the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in 2012. Most presentations and takes were close range – as little as 5 feet from the rod tip, out to 40 feet […]

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