Favorite Unheralded Fly Fishing Destinations?

April 14, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

In MidCurrent‘s weekly “Fine Lines” column, Phil Monahan answers a reader’s question about unheralded fly fishing destinations by casting his own vote (Tasmania), then polling five other well-traveled anglers.
“Well, I know what my answer would be: Tasmania. This island off the southern coast of Australia features unique geography that offers several different trout fisheries, from the huge reservoirs and shallow lakes of the often desolate Central Plateau to the rushing rivers of the low country. There are few places in the world where you can sight-fish to cruising wild trout over 10 pounds, a sport which the locals call “polaroiding.” Plus, the landscape is spectacular and varied, and you have a good chance of seeing strange animals such as the echidna and the tiger snake.” Read on….