Omeo -30 trout in two days

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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby Paulanderson » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:46 am

Will you certainly put in the hard yards this trip between long hikes and the snakes but you received the reward for all your effort. Sadly am well past a 10 km walk prior to fishing these days!



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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby davek » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:26 am

Great report Will and some nice fish and country, well done, cheers davo
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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby Truedogz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:44 am

mazman wrote:Nice work Will, some great looking water there.

I've been using a 2wt for the small streamsfor a bit of fun but if I was to nominate a best all rounder it would probably be a 8'6 5wt or possibly a 8' 4wt.


Mazman, I use the six weight as I target a wide range of fish including bass, trout in lakes, maccas and even small cod. In some of those scenarios you need the grunt not necessarily to put the fly out but to try to stop the fish. Its the only fly rod I have - in the back of my truck this trip I had 5 different rods for different situations so I have stuck to just the one 6 wt fly rod as an all rounder. The reel is a fairly large Hardy salmon reel with a backup spool with sinking line for nymph fishing and targetting maccas and cod.

Paulanderson wrote:Sadly am well past a 10 km walk prior to fishing these days!


Paul, I am approaching 60 and know that the time is coming where I won't be able to do this. I am going to suffer for a few days while I recover from this trip! But while I can I am going to keep doing it.

One of my blackfish spots involves going down a scary 4wd track, a long hike, and carrying a rope to get down the steep bank into the stream. If the weather is ok I might head out there next week. If the reports stop well you will know I never made it back out!! ;-)

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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby Texas » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:58 am

Great stuff Will,
God's country up there.

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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby meppstas » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:40 am

Great couple of good sessions on the trout Truedogz. especially the second one, small streams quite often hold a lot of fish and are well worth fishing..
Top report and pic's to go with it.. It's certainly that time of year for snakes and they are regularly close to the water when it's hot & dry.

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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby pwalnuts » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:49 am

Great report, nice to see some activity in this section of the forum!

Slight thread hijack but do you guys think breathable waders with jeans underneath would be enough to stop a snake bite? I've probably lulled myself into a false sense of security.....



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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby barra mick » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:35 am

Fantastic read there

Great session

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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby Nude up » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:32 pm

I agree mick great read and sounded like a great trip were you by yourself

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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby barra mick » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:41 pm

pwalnuts wrote:Great report, nice to see some activity in this section of the forum!

Slight thread hijack but do you guys think breathable waders with jeans underneath would be enough to stop a snake bite? I've probably lulled myself into a false sense of security.....


Its way better than shorts and thongs.

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Re: Omeo -30 trout in two days

Postby Basti » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:16 pm

great work Will. I'm only recently getting into waving flies at trout, and have had some limited success. It's certainly a fun way to fish, and making a good cast is almost as satisfying as hooking a fish



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