Votzy and Chris get into all things fly tying. We go through a range of listener questions, and give up some advice based on our combined experiences. Be prepared for a show that mainly centres around adopting a mindset for fly tying that can give you the angler a unique approach to adapt to your unique situation wherever you are from or whatever you fish for.
Episode 50- To many, this man will need no introduction, but for those who are very new to the sport or have been sheltered from any form of Flyfishing media in the past 50 odd years, Rod Harrison or Harro as he is affectionately known as, is one on the most influential personalities in Australian fly fishing. If you don't know who he is, keep in mind that what your doing (saltwater and Australian natives on fly) may have been very different in Australia without this man. Harro has influenced not only the sport, but countless anglers and industry products from around the country including your hosts Voltzy and Chris. We are honoured to bring you this show
Also on this show we reflect on 50 episodes and 50,000 Downloads and also Voltzy's romper room mirror looks out to some of the highlights of the week in Australian Flyfishing.
Episode 49 - On this episode we head to central Queensland to chat with Gladstone based guide Justin Nye. We explore the options the region has to offer which is many and varied. From champagne permit fishing to Australia's most heavily stocked Barramundi impoundment to barrier reef atolls and incredibly good blue-water options, the Gladstone region definitely has the options. We also get the drum on the worlds first shallow water free swimming Black marlin caught on fly and we hear all about this stunning Garmin panoptic videos that Justin posts.
Voltz and Chris also talk UV resin in the into and go through some shoutouts at the back of the show.
Episode 48 - On this episode, we chat to two Tassie locals, Brent Bowerman (The Lost Fly) and Simon Ellis about the unique Black Bream fishery in Tasmania. Tasmania is known for its world class Trout fishery but this often overshadows the incredible Black Bream fishery they have as well. On this show, we chat about Brem techniques, but we also talk about attitudes changing towards flyfishing options in a very "Trout-centric" part of Australia.
Also on this show we learn about "Magging" and we also open up debate about Fly V Lure when it comes to material selection and what you define as a fly.
Episode 47 - On this episode we have the please of chatting to Jimmy Laverty from Fly Odyssey Australia. Jimmy is a Victorian so try to pay attention to the way he talks, but if you can understand him, you will hear all about the surprising diversity of what Fly Odyssey offers in addition to the beginnings of what makes a fly fishing dedicated booking agent. We also go into talking about Bonefish research on Anaa atoll in addition to some other stunning Polynesian locations including Marlon Brando’s private island Tetiaroa.
As for the rest of the show, lest just say this ....Shark encounters and close calls, dealing with Colombian rebel groups, private planes, snifferdogs, dirtbikes and getaway plans when it all goes wrong.
Geoff and I also talk about a few explanations about fly tying feather solution, some more shoutouts for outstanding work during the week, and also how to influence someones Instagram feed.
Checkout the new Fly Odyssey website -https://www.flyodyssey.com.au/
Episode 46 - This week we talk to a proper legend... Kristina Placko. Kristina is a New Zealand Guide, Author, South Island Pub guide and is also very active in getting people involved in flyfishing with a very easy natural approach that encourages all walks to give the Murphy stick a go. We chat to Kristina about the very varied part of the world that she guides which is out of Canterbury NZ
We also have our very first guest host Nic Stewart who has also been a stellar guest on the show. Nic came on to make it easy on 2 Qld fly fishermen to understand the complexities of Trout fishing.
This show is brought to you by Purell hand sanitizer.... the perfect addition to your glove box when you advise someone that dogs are not allowed in a wildlife sanctuary.
Be sure to checkout Kristina's website www.straysouthnz.com and also Stray South on facebook and Instagram
Epiosde 45 - Ten years ago 3 Aussie flyfishos got together and made what is possibly the most iconic Australian Saltwater flyfishing movie we have seen. Heads or Tails was produced and directed by Phil Jagger (Who is pictured but couldn't join us) however, we were very lucky to sit down with Simon Penn and Geoff Anderson who were the two featured anglers who got some wicked fishing caught on film. You will be disappointed if your not into Permit, but if you are not into Permit, you may need to give yourself and uppercut.
Episode 44 - On this episode we chat to Sydney's premiere saltwater fly fishing guide Justin Duggan. Justin, in addition to being a guide is also a CCI, former zookeeper and passionate photographer. Justin gives us a verbose run down on everything that Sydney harbour offers by the saltwater fly fisherman. An extremely interesting look at Justin's back yard that will be of interest to anyone who thinks that a big city means polluted water and hardly any fish.... and tho this who have previously thought that way, you will be surprised to hear that it is in fact quite the opposite.
Also on this show we talk about recent customs legislation changes that will effect this looking to import rawhide products, in addition to the usual woffle Voltz bangs on about.
Checkout Justin's website - http://sydneyflyfishing.com.au/
On episode 43 we are honored to play a special episode that was given to us by former guest and owner of Australian Flyfishing Outfitters, Dave Bradley. Dave sits down with living legend Harry Spear for 2 separate interviews played back to back . Harry Spear, now in his 70's is a former guide from Florida USA, Harry was around in the days when the sport was evolving rapidly with new flies, lines and rod construction in addition to IGFA rules and a changing tournament scene. Harry is also a highly regarded Tarpon tournament angler and has seen them go from kill events to catch and release events. A real piece of Saltwater flyfishing history that was kindly given to us by one of Australia Saltwater Fly Fishing legends, Dave Bradley.
On Episode 42, we chat to Andrew Chorley (Chozza) from Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing. Chozza has been on the water in Hervey Bay as a full time guide for 10 years and currently runs a 4 boat fleet for everything from flats to Bluewater to impoundment Barramundi. On the show we go over whats available and in addition to some boat talk, how to dodge whales and some cool shark stories.
Also, the Muppets talk about cold water fly line options and tying material substitutes in addition some very immature humor
Checkout Chozza'a website - https://herveybaysportfishing.com.au/