Taponga River

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Re: Taponga River

Postby purple5ive » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:15 pm

Lovely report mate
well done.
I have nfi how to flyfish, one day i will get there
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Re: Taponga River

Postby ratbag » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:09 pm

purple5ive wrote:Lovely report mate
well done.
I have nfi how to flyfish, one day i will get there
cheers


you just need to wave the wand!
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Re: Taponga River

Postby purple5ive » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:13 pm

ratbag wrote:
purple5ive wrote:Lovely report mate
well done.
I have nfi how to flyfish, one day i will get there
cheers


you just need to wave the wand!


:rofl: well we did try that didnt we hahaha. will need some more practice (lots of practice :o_0: )
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Re: Taponga River

Postby meppstas » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 pm

Quite a nice little session there Truedogz, just love the small streams and those little battlers.. :fish22:

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Re: Taponga River

Postby sirsquidalot » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:25 pm

Truedogz wrote:After working over the weekend I headed out to the Taponga River behind Eildon to go 'boofing' for trout. :rofl: A bit tongue in cheek but I enjoy all types of surface fishing. If I can't chase cod I might as well chase trout until after cod opening.

The Taponga is a nice stream, with plenty of trout in it. Got my first next to the rock in this pic:

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I mainly caught browns but picked up a couple of small rainbows:

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All up I landed 8 trout, dropped a couple and missed the take on another half dozen. Most fish were up near the 30 cm mark:

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Lots of fun on a hot day wading up a cool stream. I caught the fish from about 5 till 7 pm. Some fish I caught I saw rising. In other cases I just placed the fly close to where I expected the fish to lay. There is something special about 'fishing blind' with dry flies for trout. Some hit the fly aggressively, others took it casually.

In years gone by I've caught a lot of trout on flies in the Big River area, including my best brown at 8 lb. The flies I highly recommend in this area are the red tag/cockybondhu, which resemble tea tree beetles and just on dark the plain old white moth.

I love the 4wt classic trout rod. Its a bit tough fishing in these over grown streams but the rod is sensational in rolling out beautiful casts, it is so easy to use. I can't recommend it highly enough.

I've got to get a bit of practice in with my bow and arrow casts. :oops:

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Truedogz


whats the make of the rod chief?

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Re: Taponga River

Postby Truedogz » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:59 pm

sirsquidalot wrote:whats the make of the rod chief?


It is a Reddington Classic Trout 4wt, 8 ft long. A brilliant rod, so easy to cast. I considered getting a Butterstick but while it had great reviews the CT reviews were even better.

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Re: Taponga River

Postby sirsquidalot » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:08 am

Truedogz wrote:
sirsquidalot wrote:whats the make of the rod chief?


It is a Reddington Classic Trout 4wt, 8 ft long. A brilliant rod, so easy to cast. I considered getting a Butterstick but while it had great reviews the CT reviews were even better.

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Mate those Redington rods are amazing for the price. I now have two, I got the Crux 6wt 9' for trying to get across the Goulburn & Salt also, but i can't put down the Butterstick at the moment, especially since its warming up and the little fellas are taking dries. I was looking seriously at the CT but ended up going the BS just to get a glass slow action rod because i'd never had one.

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Re: Taponga River

Postby mazman » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:23 am

Nice work Will, those little streams certainly test your casting in places.
Have a few red tags but usually end up using something like a royal wulff as a searching dry.
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