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TASMANIAN FLY FISHING EXPO

Saturday and Sunday - 10th and 11th November 2018
10am-6pm Saturday
10am-3pm Sunday
CLARENDON – ON THE SOUTH ESK RIVER

 

The Tasmanian Fly Fishing Expo is being held at Clarendon - a grand property on the South Esk River built in the 1830s - https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/clarendon/

It also houses the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, which will be open with new displays. http://www.affm.net.au/

Clarendon is just over the river from Symmons Plains, the former home of James Youl. James Youl was responsible for the introduction of brown trout to the Southern Hemisphere.

The Expo will utilize Clarendon and the grounds for a variety of activities, including forums, demonstrations, fly tying, casting and gear demonstrations.

Proceeds will be donated to Clarendon, National Trust (Tas) for the Australian Fly Fishing Museum and the Fish Habitat Trust Fund.

Presenters will include:

Jim Bartschi: President and chief rod designer at Scott Fly Rods.

Simon Gawesworth: RIO Products Brand Manager.

Peter Morse: Sage and RIO Ambassador. Master Casting Instructor (MCI).

Peter Hayes: Trout Guide, Australian Casting Champion, Master Casting Instructor (MCI).

Judith Oliver:  CCI (certified casting instructor) Ladies learn to fly cast.

Roy Wybrow: Master Casting Instructor.

Rene Vaz: Manic Tackle Project owner and (CCI). Distributor of Simms, Scott, Airflo, C&F and more.

Trevor Hawkins: Master wildlife and fishing artist.

Steven Ooi: Photographer of remarkable talent.

David Hemmings: Trout Guide and CCI (certified casting instructor).

Andrew Summers: Fly fishing nut. Owner, with Averil, of Mayfly Tackle. Distributor of Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Hanak, Wapsi, Innovator and more.

Antti Vapula: World Championship angler and distributor of Vision fly fishing products.

Matt Sherriff: Distributor of Yeti products and Tonic polaroid sunglasses.

Doug Phillips: Owner of Tonic sunglasses.

Kobi Lambert and Tino Pittiglio: Possibly the World’s youngest commercial fly tyer.

Christopher Bassano: Current Australian Fly Fishing Champion.

Martin Droz: Former World Fly Fishing Champion, multiple World Championship angler, trout guide, brilliant fly tyer.

Grant Febery: Owner of Safari Tackle NZ. Distributor of Echo, Loop, OPST lines and more.

Graham Todd: Owner of EJ Todd. Distributor of Temple for Outfitters, Wapsi, Snowbee, Dr Slick and other products.

Ken Orr: Trout Guide and International Ambassador for Temple Fork Outfitters and CCI.

Shane Broadby: Commercial fly tyer.

Ray Brown: Commercial fly tyer.

Leighton Adem: Flylife.

Plus others, including:

World Championship anglers, Guides, Club fly tyers, Inland Fisheries Service, Marine and Safety Tasmania, Petrarchs Bookshop, Penguin Composites and more.     

The Fly Fishing art exhibition by Trevor Hawkins and a photographic exhibition by outstanding fishing photographer Steven Ooi will be world class. Both Steven and Trevor’s works will be worth the visit on their own.

 

Saturday:     

10am – 10.45am: Casting tune-up with Peter Hayes* Booking essential.

10.45am – 11am: Distance casting tips with Peter Hayes. 

11am – 2.30pm: Fly tying techniques with Ray Brown and Shane Broadby.

11am – 2.30pm: Fly tying demonstration with 12y.o. Kobi Lambert.

11am – 12 noon: Trout Spey - gear and techniques with Simon Gawesworth.

11am – 11.45am: Casting styles - What suits you - with Peter Morse.

12 Noon: Greg French – Why wilderness matters. And book signing until 2pm. 

12.15pm – 12.45pm: The magic properties of Goretex with Rene Vaz.

1pm – 3pm: The RIO Olympics - a three event casting game. Do all three or just one. Prizes here. Good skills are not essential.

1.15pm – 2pm: Casting styles - What suits you - with Peter Morse.

1.30pm – 2pm: Polaroid - are they all the same? - Doug Phillips - Tonic

1.30 – 2pm: Scientific Anglers fly lines. Cast further, less false casts and never clean your lines. Andrew Summers.

2.15pm – 3pm: Fishing Tasmanian rivers – Tips from Australian champions.

3.15pm – 4pm: The new Sage rods explained - Peter Morse.

4pm –  5pm: Drinks in the garden - sponsored by Flylife. Relax and chat with the industry experts. Proceeds to the Fish Habitat Improvement Fund.

5.00pm – Forum - Q and A with the gathered brain trust.   

 

Sunday:

10am – 11.30am: Kids – fly fishing for beginners. Bookings are limited and essential.*

10am – 10.45am: Casting tune-up with Peter Hayes* Booking essential.

10am – 10.45am: Club fly tying demonstrations.

10.45am-11am: Distance casting tips with Peter Hayes.

11am – 11.45am: Trout Spey and Switch casting with Simon Gawesworth.

11am – 11.45pm: Casting styles - What suits you - with Peter Morse.

12.15pm – 12.45pm: The magic properties of Goretex with Rene Vaz.

1pm – 3pm: The RIO Olympics - a three event casting game. Do all three or just one. Prizes here. Good skills are not essential.

1pm – 3pm: The Veniard Challenge. Clubs tying for glory.

1.15pm – 2pm: Casting styles - How they suit the you, and where you fish - with Peter Morse.

1.30 – 2pm: Scientific Anglers fly lines. Cast further, less false casts and never clean your lines.

1.30pm – 2pm: Polaroids - are they all the same? - Doug Phillips - Tonic

2.15pm – 3pm: Fishing Tasmanian rivers – Tips from Australian champions.

3pm: Close

                       

Contact: Mike Stevens 0418129949 or mike@essentialflyfisher.com.au