Bronte Fly Fishing School
In 2001, a modified program was introduced for second year (and onwards) returnees. It is also designed for those who have been fishing for several years and would like to improve their basic technique and gain increased knowledge by exchanging experiences with their peers.
Some of the agenda items involve revision of casting from the first year course but it also includes a number of trips to other locations to put the techniques learned into practice. It concentrates more on fishing time rather than group instruction.
Finally, attendees travel to places such as the Derwent River below St Clair Lagoon to practice stream craft and also to Little Pine Lagoon to practice lake techniques. The same locations may not be used in coming years but the course will follow similar lines.
Intermediate Program includes:
1. WATER SAFETY AND BUSH HAZARDS AWARENESS
Revision of first year
Wading safely (including demonstration)
2. CASTING TECHNIQUES
Analysis of the casting stroke (revision of previous year) and advanced casting
(Includes travel to other sites for practical application of techniques)
Double Hauling and distance casting practice.
Polaroiding techniques including practical session(s)
4. FISHING MULTIPLE FLIES
How to fish more than one fly
What patterns to use together
How to set up
How to fish them
When to use multiple flies
What flies to use
What do they look like
How to fish them
Informal discussion with Instructor panel on any topics students feel free to bring up.
7. OTHER TOPICS
Attendees are free to attend any of the first year sessions (entomology, fly tying, knot tying etc) that they may wish to revise further.
8. FISHING SESSIONS
Opportunities to go fishing and to fish with other students and/or instructors.