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|Alpine streams are bubbling nicely|
|Monday, 21 December 2009 12:32|
Fly fishing over the weekend and in particular Monday/Tuesday was productive with the settled weather conditions helping the situation. Alpine streams/creeks are bubbling nicely – see photo - with some forecast rain later in the week (Friday) likely to keep them boisterous for quite some time. Small para duns, caddis (elk and Goddard) and beetle patterns using 5X/6X weight tippet will get you amongst the action and also keep you honest.
The hoppers around the traps continue to put on the pudding and a quick observation of many of the overhanging branches on the Thredbo reveal large numbers of beetles. Fishing stimulators is a good way to cover yourself when searching the faster water and don’t be afraid to jig a mudeye pattern around on dusk, in particular to rising/slurping fish. Guiding over the weekend on the Thredbo and one nearby stream was pleasurable with good numbers of rising fish making the learning experience eventful. Several fish were landed by a novice.
Please remember that when releasing a trout that has been caught, do try and keep the trout in the water for as long as possible and wet your hands when touching the fish. Always carry forceps to help when hooks are lodged deep within the mouth. And do try and practice catch, photograph (fish below had fly removed and set free immediately) and release. We all want to enjoy those special moments time and again. Many thanks to all that have helped my business thus far and I wish you all a Merry Christmas.