Episode 29: Christopher Bassano and the Tasmanian Fishing Calendar.
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by Steve Walton
1y ago
With the Tasmanian season set to kick off we were keen to chat to an expert, someone intimately connected to the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest trout fishery to get an in depth run down of the Tassie fishing calendar in anticipation of what lies ahead. Christopher Bassano has over 20 years guiding experience and has fished just about every piece of water that Tassie has to offer. He is renowned as one of the island’s most intuitive and experienced guides. He also has a long and successful career in competition angling, having represented Australia at Commonwealth and World championship level. If ..read more
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Episode 28: Noah Shapiro (USA) and Ollie Bassett (NZ)
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by Steve Walton
1y ago
Ollie jumps on a plane from New Zealand to catch up with mate Noah in Colorado. The boys hit up the rivers and lakes in the region and tell stories of their recent efforts in a multi-species competition, over-coming COVID and driving on the wrong side of the road. Listen to the yarns of the NZ River champ and the USA Youth Team member as they land monster trout and various other species on a great adventure in the US ..read more
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Episode 27: Karen Brooks and the Women’s World Championships in Norway.
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by Steve Walton
2y ago
From the 4th to the 10th of July, History will be made in Rendalen Norway when the best female fly anglers from around the world compete in the first ever Fips Mouche World Ladies Fly Fishing Championships. Australia will field and incredibly strong team at this momentous event, and their strength lies in no small part to the experience and expertise of their team captain, Karen Brooks. Karen is one of Australia’s most accomplished fly anglers. A certified casting instructor and graduate of the Montana Fly Fishing school, Karen has spent over twenty years honing her talents around Australia an ..read more
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Episode 26: Daniel Ringer and Erhan Cinar. National Championships in Review
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by Steve Walton
2y ago
We catch up with newly crowned National Fly Fishing Champ Daniel Ringer and third place Erhan Cinar as they reminisce about recent the Nationals in Victoria. This pod covers everything including tactics, teamwork, mate-ship and even how a couple of hot tub sessions may have given them the ultimate edge. Enjoy ..read more
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Episode 25: Gary Rapley - National Champion
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by Steve Walton
2y ago
Gary Rapley moved to Australia from New Zealand when he was 20 and certainly adjusted to the Aussie conditions. A master casting instructor and President of Fly Fish Australia’s Victorian Chapter, Gary is well equipped to talk to us about the upcoming National Championships in Falls Creek ..read more
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Episode 24 - January in Tassie
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by Steve Walton
2y ago
Ben and Steve reflect on Ben’s recent trip to Tassie and the various water covered during his family holiday ..read more
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Episode 23: Gorge Country Redemption
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by Steve Walton
2y ago
In Episode 10 of On The Fly we found ourselves in the gorge country of the Eucumbene River in the NSW snowy mountains. In that episode we had some success with Dave (from the darkside) catching his first fish on the fly but the story also drifted into bagging out on Steve for his lack of match fitness. We said we would head back again so Ben, Dave, Garren and Steve headed back to that same infamous stretch of river just before Christmas. This time with two goals: To continue to win Dave over from the darkside and for Steve, redemption. We recorded this pod at the end of huge day fishing. If it ..read more
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Episode 22- Mike Kirkpatrick from Latitude Guiding in NZ talks about chasing trophies and his latest films.
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by Steve Walton
2y ago
As well as being an outstanding guide and fly angler, Mike Kirkpatrick is an accomplished videographer and producer, which anyone who views his work would attest to. When we had the opportunity to get Mike on the pod to discuss some of his latest films: Insight: Trophy Quest and Chasing the Magic, we jumped at the chance. Come along for a great chat, you won’t be sorry ..read more
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Episode 21: Josh Hutchins talks all things Aussie Fly Fisher
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by Steve Walton
2y ago
Josh Hutchins the Aussie Fly Fisher himself is well known throughout Australia and beyond. An outstanding flyfishing guide photographer writer and businessman Josh can certainly do it all. From humble beginnings in the blue mountains and central west of New South Wales Josh has certainly expanded his Horizon since those early days. With fishing destinations such as Thailand, Slovenia, Germany, Iceland, and Mongolia not to mention destinations around Australia like Tasmania, The Wessel Islands and Exmouth Josh seems to be able to do it all. In this pod cast we talk to Josh about all things Auss ..read more
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Episode 20: Lubin Pfeiffer talks WA, the fishing life and searching for trophy fish
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by Steve Walton
2y ago
Lubin Pfeiffer from The Full Scale Fishing Adventures is one of Australia's most accomplished all round anglers. Current Aussie Team Member and Commonwealth Champion, he is also the guy that we follow on the socials that most consistently posts photos of what you might call trophy fish. Along with his wife Casey, Lubin travels the country documenting and sharing his fishing experiences. He has just returned to his home base in South Australia after an epic trip up the West Australian coast battling all manner of pelagic and reef species in what looked like the trip of a lifetime. With so much ..read more
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