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Weekly Hot Spots & Hatch Chart

Hatch Chart

Penstock; Orange spinners, Possum Emerges, Brown & Claret Shaving Brushes. (The smaller the better). Fishing subsurface, black and claret nymphs with black and gold beads.

Little Pine; Mayflies are starting to pop this week. Possum emerges, brown and claret parachutes #10 - #14 will get these fish unstuck. Small #14 - #18 unweighted brown and black nymphs fished on a dropper or pulled with dabbler’s, will also do the trick.

Great Lake; Big bugs are starting to take air as it warms up. Foam beetles, hoppers, bruisers’ bugs and Chernobyl ants. Midge feeders of the morning and evening are best attacked with a small red tag or small foam beetle #16 and smaller.

Meander River; Small parachute dries in black or brown, royal wulffs, small foam beetles and hoppers. For nymphs, brown flashback nymphs with copper beads and small gold bead black nymphs in sizes #10 - #18.

North East Rivers; Small elk hair caddis >#14, small red tags and a variety of other small beetle patterns. Small gold and silver bead hares ear nymphs.

Hot Spots

Lake Rowallan;

Wind lane fishing is starting to fire, with good reports of fish found cruising high in the water column. A variety of large beetle flies and bruisers’ bugs will do the trick to fool these fish especially the chunky rainbows that have recently been reported in good numbers. Another good method is plonking under large dries with large nymphs with bright beads, best on a dropper about 5 to 6 foot down. If you're inclined to pulling wets, then a fast sinking line with a team of small wets slowly rolled down deep will do some damage.

Lake King William;

For anyone who hasn’t wet a line in this lake, should endeavor to do so! It can be spectacular dry fly fishing. It is one of the few lakes where dry flies can out fish nymphs. Recent reports claim there are plenty of fishing looking up, especially at bright flies, such as, red and black bristol and bibio hoppers, glister tags and red tags as well as large elk hair caddis. Most fish are found in about 2 to 6 feet of water, and average 1- 2 lb and better. If you want to try your luck at catching large numbers of fish on fly, then this is the lake for you. If the weather is right the dry fly fishing is next to nun. Fish aren’t always seen feeding on large hatches as such but instead they are more commonly caught blind fishing and pulling a team of dry flies.

When using dry flies it is common to be appling new floatant quite regularly. To help minimise the time and hassle of digging your floatant out of a bag or pocket etc. Kafly has created a variety of floatant holders to allow for easy access of your choice of dry fly applicator. There are a few different varieties to suit almost all floatant dispenser products.