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Welcome to the "Fly Casting South East Queensland" site! Whether you're an experienced fly-fisherman, looking to hone his craft, or an absolute novice looking to learn the basics of Fly Casting Techniques from a qualified Fly Casting Instructor, you've come to the right place.
Learn from the comfort of your own home, or perhaps escape to the bush for a few days on a guided lesson tour; the choice is yours. Browse through our pages listed above to learn more about what we can offer you in terms of our Fly Casting Lessons, and how to contact us; or take a look at our posts below, which we aim to keep up to date with any relevant information about fly casting events, or recent fishing trips that we've taken... full of useful hints and tips! Hope to hear from you soon!

SE Qld Flyfishers Casting Clinics

April 30th, 2019

SE Qld Flyfishers will be holding casting clinics twice a month for the next months, open to all and sundry at no cost. Look for the club banner at each venue.

These will be held:

  • On the first Sunday of each month from 9 – 11 am at Emerald Lakes. Peter Glasson CI will be arranging and instructing at these clinics, assisted by other club member /CI’s. Kit will be available if you do not have your own rods, reels and lines.
  • On the third Sunday of each month from 9 – 11 am at Coomera Sports Ground – go into the Beattie Rd entrance and follow the road right to the back of the venue behind the AFL ground. I will be arranging these clinics and will again be assisted by other CI members of the club. Kit will be available if you do not have your own rods, reels and lines.

Queensland Flyfishing Trials

March 2nd, 2019

This years Queensland Flyfishing Trials are to be held:

  • At Maroon Dam in conjunction with the Variety bass competition on 27 – 28 April 2019. Please let Jeremy know you are attending to assist with catering. Details and entry forms are available on the Variety website.
  • At Uncle Billy’s from 7 – 9 June 2019. Please let the club know (see details on the web forum) as accommodation is limited at the venue.

Casting Instructor

December 5th, 2018

Peter Morse, the Sage ambassador in Australia, is holding a CI Instruction weekend on 20 – 22 April 2019. If you are planning on taking the CI examination in the near future this is highly recommended. In addition Peter is almost certain to have a collection of Sage rods for testing purposes. Please contact Peter to book a place as this is certain to fill up very quickly.

Simon Gawesworth

November 2nd, 2018

The famed Simon Gawesworth, Rio Products Brands manager, is to be in Queensland, accompanied by Sage ambassador Peter Morse. I shall unfortunately be away and miss both events but this is an event to attend if at all possible. Simon is A.P.G.A.I. and S.T.A.N.I.C. certified in the U.K. and C.I., Master and T.H.C.I. certified in the U.S by FFI. Simon will be at the Brisbane Fly Fishing Club meeting to be held at North Brisbane Football Club on the evening of 15 November 2018. The Brisbane Club then has both Simon and Peter at a casting day on 17 November at Wilston Grange Football Club.

Master Casting Instructor

September 30th, 2018

Another update has appeared on the FFI testing front. The “new format” Master Casting Instructor test, approved in March 2017 has been revised. The updated test can of course be viewed on the FFI web site

Sage Igniter

June 29th, 2018

As most will know I am proud to be a Sage Pro. Sage have released yet another new model, the Sage Igniter. It seems the rod will be released in 4 to 10 wt models in both saltwater and freshwater. An ultra fast model it seems, tuned to handle the most technical of conditions.

Casting Weekend

June 15th, 2018

Once again SE Qld Flyfishers Club offers a casting weekend to be held at Currumbin Special School on the weekend 14 – 15 July 2018. Gavin Platz will be doing a presentation on Friday evening, and I shall again be assisting with the instruction and all are welcome. Gavin and Duncan will also have some kit available at the event

Further details are on the Club website.

Queensland Flyfishing Trial

March 13th, 2018

Sorry for the late notice but the Queensland Flyfishing Trial is again to be held in conjunction with the Variety Bass competition to be held at Maroon Dam over 20 – 22 April 2018. Entries should be done with Jeremy on the Variety web site.

Jason Borger’s new book

October 2nd, 2017

I recently received my copy (together with four more copies ordered for casting associates) of Jason Borger’s updated casting book – Single-Handed Fly Casting – A Modular Approach. Although Jason claims that “it doesn’t cover everything about single-handed fly casting” it is difficult to find anything that he has missed. I cannot fault the book – a recommendation for any serious flyfisherman. You can order a signed copy from Jason on his web site.

Single-Handed Fly Casting Book

Sage Salt HD

August 26th, 2017

A new Sage Model, the Sage Salt HD (not to be confused with the “old” Sage Salt). The rod comes in weight 6 to a real heavyweight – a 16 wt. The range covers many differing fishing situations from skinny water to heavy blue water applications. I have already ordered the 9 wt and 11 wt models , the 9 to be matched with (amongst other lines) a Rio Flats Pro line, a new direct core line released by Rio. This line has been released as a floating line but also has an option for a floating line with a “stealth tip”, a 6 ft clear intermediate tip.

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