Trout Tale: Dustin in the Tasmanian Highlands

February 25, 2020

After piecing together a plan over email and long range phone calls with Colorado based fly fisherman Dustin, we finally met up in March to begin another Trout Tale in Tasmania.

Trout Tale: Dustin in the Tasmanian Highlands

We set off from on a cool day and laid plans to venture to the Central Highlands, despite a less than ideal forecast.

Being from Colorado, Dustin was no stranger to cold weather, and my warning that we were in for a chilly day out on the water was met with a grin and comments around temperatures currently being two or three times lower at home in the US.

Although cool in the Highlands, we were still hopeful that water temperatures would have the fish searching for hatching mayfly nymphs and other sub-surface activity. Throughout the day we covered a range of fly fishing topics and worked on casting, fly selection and other aspects that Dustin was looking to improve in his fly fishing game.

Being a beginner fisherman I was a bit worried a guided fishing trip would be not worth it for me. Boy was I wrong! My experience was actually quite the opposite. Matt did a phenomenal job of taking care of everything, giving me some pointers on my cast, explaining the local Mayfly hatch characteristics and answering all of my other questions – both fishing and non-fishing related.

I wouldn’t hesitate to book a guided tour with Matt if I ever visit Tasmania again. He’s also a fantastic cook. ” – Dustin Mitchell

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