Flyfishing for Australian Murray Cod

April Adventures

For me, targeting fish in skinny water is as good as it gets, It’s always rapid fire stuff with only one or two casts into the better looking snags.  These fish are cranky little buggers and will snatch a fly like there’s no tomorrow.  Don’t be discouraged if you don’t pin them on the first go, skinny water fish love to come back for seconds.  You can be forgiven for thinking these narrow water sections are full of stupid little Cod.   Near the end of the video you’ll change your mind, as I pulled the hooks on a thumpin’ Cod in the high 80’s.  Finally it was time to give the Scott S4S 8ft 10wt flyrod a go, finding it preferred the 9wt 375gr Outbound Short line to the heavier 10wt flyline.  I’ll hold back my opinion on this potential Murray Cod rod, until Jason gets a chance to help share his views.  Another lesson learnt, if you’re going to cast to a log mid stream it’s best to turn the camera on first or you’ll miss footage of an 85cm fish striking, at least you get to see the release.                              Nick.

2 responses

  1. Bloody great stuff Nick, that big cod was sure a monster from the deep!

    April 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  2. Shaun

    awesome vids mate, keep them coming! 🙂

    May 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

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