That time when you’re sipping coffee on the side of a stream watching the mist rise off the water and the local wildlife wake up. That flash of something seen from the side of your eye that happens to be a platypus playing in the current. The feeling of warm sun on your back, cool water on your legs, the scent of eucalyptus, and the sounds of the bush that bring your senses to life. That chat with someone who makes you breathe easier and realise we’re all in the same boat. That moment when all that you’ve learned comes together and you drop a fly in a promising seam of water only to have it snapped up by a wiry wild trout. And that cold beer or fine wine at the end of the day when you celebrate your catch. That’s why.

Fly fishing helps you slow down, switch off and make sense of the world around you. It’s not easy, but the best things never are. However, when a fish smashes your fly and takes off at breakneck speed down a river it’s pure magic. Beware, it can get addictive. 

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