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Hosted by Tasmanian guide and fly-fisher Christopher Bassano Tasmanian Fly Fishing Techniques - Volume 1 & 2 are unfortunately SOLD OUT at the moment - we hope to do a rerun in the near future


Welcome to Rainbow Lodge

There is no better place on earth to catch wild brown trout than in Tasmania and Rainbow Lodge is the perfect base. Guided fly fishing trips on Tasmania’s pristine lakes and rivers is our speciality. Whether polaroiding the shallow western lakes, sight casting to mayfly feeders, tailing trout or midging fish, the Rainbow Lodge guides will provide you with an unforgettable and unique experience.

Our guides are all world class with international fishing experience and acclaim while our head guide, Christopher Bassano is in his twentieth season of guided fishing in Tasmania.

Rainbow Lodge Tasmania is at the cutting edge of the latest fly fishing techniques, flies and equipment and is continually helping their development.

Wading lakes, rivers and streams, rafting, boating or exploring, we provide the complete package while priding ourselves on our service, knowledge and enthusiasm.

From an individual to a corporate group, one day to a week, Rainbow Lodge Tasmania will provide the perfect guided fly fishing Tasmania trip.

"Worldwide, a  handful of guides have a knowledge of their fishery - and how to fish it - that truly seems to draw on a sixth sense. Christopher Bassano is one of these few."
- Philip Weigall, September 2012

Whatever your fishing holiday holds for you, there’s nowhere better to base yourself than Rainbow Lodge – surrounded by sensational trout waters, and centrally placed to access a wealth of other fishing opportunities.

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» My Fly Fishing Trip to Japan : June 2010
In all of my travels and fishing experience, I had never thought of going to Japan. In 2009 I was fortunate enough to have Ken Turusaki and Noboru Endo join me in Tasmania. They told me tales of trout and Char fishing that I was unaware of and after looking at Ken's photography book, I simply had to go to Japan. » Fly-fishing in Japan


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