Flyfishing for Australian Murray Cod

Child’s Play

It’s great to watch your kids grow up, developing their own interests and hobbies. My youngest daughter Leah has a real passion for photography and fly tying, she now has the wackiest collection of fly’s out there, bold, bright colours with pink featured in most of her favoured ones.
On my latest voyage, Leah tagged along to see what all the fuss was about. Surprisingly the river was still affected by weed, even though we had received good rain last month.
With slightly turbid water, I fished the reliable pink/black mega Dobson knowing it would work. Tied on a 3/0 Gamakatsu Siwash, I reduced the usual eye weight from 3/16 real eyes, opting instead for large bead chain eyes. Hoping the combination of an intermediate sink tip flyline and slow sink fly would do the trick.
Watching the footage, you’ll notice that most of the time fish preferred the fly if it was dead drifted under the structure. At times Murray Cod can be quite finicky on fly/lure presentation, so it pays to be adaptable.
We both shared a great day on the water, landing 11 Murray Cod on fly and dropping several others. Leah was disappointed at losing her first Cod, but I suspect she won’t have to wait long for the next opportunity. Nick

2 responses

  1. Great Vid!

    PS a cool cod article you might like. FishLife Fishing Magazine

    January 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  2. Ray Collodetti

    love yr work buddy…keep it up

    February 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm

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