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Attracting fish could be at the cat's expense

Berley can make the difference between a good catch and no catch, it may be at the expense of the cat though. Steven Bax explains how.

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FlyFest 2016 – May 8th and 9th, hosted by RiverFly 1864 For the second year running, Daniel and Simone Hackett of RiverFly 1864 will again be hosting their FlyFest weekend. All skill levels are welcome to come along for the activities.
This year’s weekend of events includes the IF4 International Fly Fishing Film festival, hosted by April Vokey, along with a fibreglass rod building day with Epic Fly Rod designer and Master Casting Instructor Carl McNeil on the afternoon of Saturday 9th. Carl is also the presenter of the brilliant ‘Casts that Catch Fish’ dvd.
A free casting session will also be held at Josef Chromy Winery where the general public can come and try the newest rods from Sage, Scott, Orvis and Epic, and join-in on an interactive glass-rod casting session with Carl McNeil.


What: IF4 Fly fishing film festival with April Vokey When Friday May the 8th, starting at 6.30pm. Where: Launceston Village Cinemas, tickets available through the IF4 website, or in-store prior to the showing at RiverFly 1864 (29 The Kingsway, Launceston). Cost: $25. All customers are welcome to catch-up with April Vokey, Carl McNeil, Daniel and Simone Hackett at the flyshop from 5pm for complimentary pre-movie snacks and drinks (29 The Kingsway, Launceston).

What: Fly rod demo day and glass-rod casting session with Carl McNeil, Simone and Daniel Hackett When: Saturday May the 9th 10am-12noon Where: Josef Chromy Winery, Relbia. Cost: Free of charge – please call the shop (03) 63348386 or Email us to register your attendance. All are welcome.

What: Epic Fly Rod Kit build session – learn the tips and tricks to building these ultra-modern fly rods from the maker, Carl McNeil. When: Saturday May 9th from 1.30pm Where: RiverFly 1864, 29 The Kingsway, Launceston. Cost: Free of charge to anyone who pre-purchases an Epic fly rod kit

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