Flyfishing for Australian Murray Cod




12 responses

  1. Trev

    Hey nick,
    Awesome site mate, what would be a cost of charter where,when and what to bring, as i have’nt cought a cod yet , you look like the man to put me on that path, cheers look forward to hearing back from ya, once again awesome pics & site

    June 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm

  2. Mark Preussner

    G,day Nick, Great site got to love cod fishing, I,m a member of the mid north coast fly rodders but unfortunately havn,t had the long wand out for some time now and would love to rectify that with a trip, when where and what would be the cost, look forward to hearing back from you, cheers Mark.

    June 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm

  3. Steve Teale

    Hi mate .. going to the Nymboida river in mid December .. near Dorrigo … what flies would you recommend .. I’m thinking I’d stop in @ Mo’s Tackle and grab some flies on the away .. caught a few cod on lures but the fly rod has yet to be christened

    November 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    • flymasta

      G’day Steve,
      Good luck with the trip!.It’s a nice piece of water the Nymbodia, just watch the water levels as it can get dangerous. Mo has a range of flies that’s suitable, size 2 Bass Popping Bug, 1/0 Michas Perch pattern, Felty 1/0 Rattling Clouser, 2/0 Shimmer Flash Clouser and his Black and Barred series of flies. I’d go for a full intermediate line and a floater for the surface stuff, Rio’s Outbound short flylines are very good for canoe work. Also take a pair of goggles in case you tip the canoe over, this helps in retrieving lost gear (trust me). Nick

      November 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      • Steve Teale

        Thanks Nick … I’m actually land based but might take the goggles any way! Was wondering if there is anyone who might be able to run me through tying up some cod flies while I’m down that way .. someone at Mo’s perhaps .. happy to pay for a lesson
        I have some basic fly tying ability but still a novice

        December 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      • flymasta

        Peter from MO maybe able to help you, probably worth giving him a ring. Nick

        December 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

  4. Just mondering if you guys are going to do a dvd on fly tying, if so when, where can we get it from and how much.
    Cheers, Nick Kilborn

    P.S. Do you have a fly pattern in the ghost moth (bardi moth)?

    May 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    • flymasta

      G’day Nick Kilborn
      To be honest we have never thought about it doing a commercial Vid on tying Cod Fly’s, but I do like the idea. I will discuss the video idea with Jason and go from there. Our newer patterns (Jason’s) are really starting to develop, dabbling in tandems and in the future will be working on a big tandem popper, hoping for more consistant hook ups.
      Concerning the Bardi Moth, we really get a limited run of them and our Cicadas are pretty small by coastal standards. We tend to get more Mouse plauges, which brings the Cod to the surface.

      May 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm

  5. Richard Montgomery

    G’day Nick,

    Encouraged by your website and videos I spent a couple of days exploring around your area in late May. Water was cool but got to tangle with my first cod on fly in the Severn. Hit a black and purple Gusto. I was absolutely stoked! It is a brilliant part of the country and well worth visiting. I am already planning my next visit in summer.
    Thankyou for the inspiration.



    June 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    • flymasta

      G’day Ricko,
      Good to see you met some of our resident fish. When it warms up,fishing in the area really improves.
      Regards Nick

      June 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm

  6. Damian

    What size rod would you recommend to buy to fly fishing for Cod? Weight and length? I normally fish the King River where fish get to about 80cm.

    January 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    • flymasta

      Replied to questions Damian in your previous post in my story “Round two”

      January 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

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