The introduction says—‘to those anglers who trout fished Tasmania in the period 1973 to 1994, Noel Jetson needs no introduction. During those years, Jet-Fly, as he was known, was the face of Tasmanian angling. The Jet-Fly tackle store at Cressy, which was operated by Noel and Lois, was for many anglers, especially those from the mainland, the gateway to Tasmania’s various fishing destinations. Noel was Australia’s first full-time trout fishing guide and a prolific and innovative fly tier. He conducted adult education courses in fly tying from 1970 to 1994, taking over from Dick Wigram, and fly fishing schools from 1981 to 1994. He was inducted into the Tasmanian Angling Hall of Fame in 2004 and his flies are in the National Museum of Australia’s collection. Noel also worked with David Scholes at The Examiner newspaper in Launceston.
This book covers Noel’s fishing exploits including early camping ventures to the Western Lakes by motor bike. The last chapter, ’Noel’s fly box’, covers the tying and fishing of 25 of his favourite flies, including the well-known Noel’s Nobby Hopper.