Flyfishing for Australian Murray Cod

Searching the Snags

After our last successful expedition pursuing the local Cod, Jason was keen to see if our fish were still in the mood. With a repaired boat and a bunch of prototype fly’s requiring testing, it wouldn’t take long before his questions would be answered. From the first shallow hole, we started to accumulate a tally of eager fish, small fish at first, but Jason managed to find a 70cm specimen. His reward for a high risk cast deep into a snag.

After another eleven fish, I’m confident to say that we’re starting to work out the tactics and fly’s required to succeed when targeting Murray Cod on Fly.

Fly choice is the key component and often the fly will draw a response before any movement is applied. We will be working on fly design, materials and weed guard construction in the upcoming posts.                                Nick

5 responses

  1. So far I’ve spent three weeks casting and trolling lures at every sang around Canberra in almost every lake and haven’t touched a native, tomorrow I’m switching back to fly.

    January 17, 2012 at 12:36 am

  2. Awesome as usual Nick when is the professional camera crews getting their to make the DVD. I will take the first copy.

    January 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm

  3. Nick and Co…Bloody beaut stuff, the fly rod rules!

    January 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  4. This stuff is awesome! Definitely going to give it a go around my area. The water looks pretty discoloured, I’m surprised the fly works so well! And they’re caught so close to the boat, and so shallow? How deep do the flies sink, compared to the depth of the water? Is the fly near the bottom? Great stuff, can’t wait for more!

    January 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    • flymasta

      Normally once we lose sight of the sinking fly in the water, then we’ll commence stripping the fly. If the fish are innactive or we’ve got weedgaurd equipped flys then we let them sink deeper. Active Cod tend to hang fairly high up in the water column.

      January 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

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