Myrtleford trout

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Myrtleford trout

Postby Truedogz » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:39 pm

I am doing a serious trip into the high country in the new year and thought I had best brush up on my fly casting skills. So I headed out to a stream out of the back of Myrtleford yesterday to do an overnighter and use the long wand in the morning.

Got out to the spot and there was still a fair flow in the stream due to the wet spring:

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Threw out a spinner late in the afternoon and picked up three small trout:

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This morning I waded upstream at first light. There were trout rising everywhere. I reckon the activity was caused by the change in weather. So I stuck on a red ant pattern fly - this always seems to catch trout during a change in weather even if there are no ants around.

I landed nine trout, all small like the one in the pic except for one that was bigger, about 35 cm long. Had a lot of takes, they went nuts over the ant fly. Nearly every rise that I cast too the trout took the ant but being small they often didn't hook up well.

Unfortunately in my half awake state this morning I forgot to slip the camera into my top pocket - I am such a d*******d!

Anyhow, all fish were released for someone else to catch. There are plenty of trout around if you can get away from the Christmas crowd.

Best Wishes

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Re: Myrtleford trout

Postby barra mick » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:45 pm

Nice work mate

Love the mitchell reel

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Re: Myrtleford trout

Postby Lightningx » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:47 pm

Top report mate. Great read :thumbsup:

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Re: Myrtleford trout

Postby davek » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:52 pm

Good work Will, some nice country and water there, :thumbsup: cheers davo
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Re: Myrtleford trout

Postby Boonanza » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:06 pm

Top report mate :thumbsup:

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Re: Myrtleford trout

Postby meppstas » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:24 am

That's one very nice looking little stream, well done on the trout too they may be small but still give plenty for their size,
top report & pic's... :thumbsup:

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Re: Myrtleford trout

Postby Basti » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:19 am

Well done mate. We hit the Latrobe last night to try get my first on fly. Was something like 99% humidity and raining when we arrived. Fog on the water so much that we had difficulty seeing the flies or even each other. It was surreal. Fish were rising and I had two takes but didn't connect but Alex got into a few.
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Re: Myrtleford trout

Postby troutandbream.com » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:19 pm

Nice looking water. Well Done!


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