|Another willow grub feeding trout gets released- this is why i use only the best strongest hooks! I personally do not want my clients or customers to loose trout!|
Yes we had a wet summer and only in the first dry week of Feb did the dry fly action start to take off, as you all know, my clients had a ball fishing for willow grub feeding trout and catching them, something that some people in Fish and Game and some older mataura fishing guides have thought could never be done and has said no one has designed a fly that represents the willow grub which works.
Well you just have to ask my clients and all the fishermen that purchase my willow grub flies to find they may be stuck in an old mind set- or have not actually gave it 100% to find out!
It´s funny how these people just get stuck in one school of thought- my thought and other fishermen and guides is that if the fish are feeding on willow grubs they can be caught and now it´s been featured in a major fly fishing DVD!
You just have to have some more skill and patience to be able figure it out! And think out side the box! After all, the scientist say the trout have a brain the size of a pea- so that does not say much for us when no matter what we do we just can´t catch them every time!
|Just feel the excitement!|
The weather has turned yet again and the sun has been out and on these calm hot days, the millions of blisters (gals) on the willow leaves are becoming alive as the last of this years willow grub hatch grow large and eat their way out of there homes and fall onto the water on mass even this late in the season this year.
Normally the top flies bought in the shop at this time would be small hi-viz mayflies and spent spinners- but not everyday we are getting many tourist anglers coming in for my grubs and having a ball catching, missing and breaking off, free rising trout beneath the willows.
On saying this in the last week of guiding we are starting to see a few small mayflies hatching in mid- afternoon and my clients getting a few trout on mayfly dries, so there are a few small hatches starting.
|A UNIQUE DESIGN from Stus vice.|
Yesterday guiding on one Southland river- my client hooked a huge trout that was taking willow grubs, as soon as the trout saw our imitation he sped up and sucked down the foam grub 4ft from the tip of the rod, what a heart stopping site it was and an explosion when my client set the small size 18 hook.
Oh- i just finished watching the new fly fishing dvd- HATCH- in the dvd is short film on willow grubs, which is informative and which is out next week- more on that next week.
Throughout the season we have had many clubs,guides and tourist fishing groups in the door and great laughs and information shared.
One group in particular has been coming into the shop for years and supporting the shop- even though they have their own shop- now that's bloody nice and thoughtful.
Are Murray and Andrew the guys from High country outfitters in Jindabyne, nsw,Australia.
in Australia- check there shop out if your in that area- they also sell a full range of Stu's Superior Flies- just look out for the yellow tags and you know your buying and tying the best flies on to your tippet.
THE MATAURA RIVER AND OTHER SOUTHLAND RIVERS IN APRIL
The rivers are nearly all flowing clear and there seems to be not many fishermen around.
Yesterday i ended up for a few hours on the middle of the Mataura, we found fish on the edge of riffles, but the river even though the levels have dropped a huge amount was still not clear. As soon as it clears i expect it to fire up with plenty fish in the riffles and hopefully the normal April mayfly hatches.
|THE TOP SELLING HI_VIZ CICADA - GREAT FOR EASY TO SEE! INDICATOR FLIES AS WELL.|
SALTWATER FLIES- GET THEM NOW FOR YOUR FISHING HOLIDAYS!
All the sizes are now in on my saltwater flies- so if you are planning on catching some saltwater species or other predator fish check out the Superior Saltwater Flies on the site.
|STU'S BIG EYES- COME IN BARRED -SMELT WHITE,TAN and OLIVE- CHECK THE AWESOME HOOKS OUT!|
Remember, to place any orders ASAP before the shop closes for the winter in early MAY.
I hope you have fun reading this and it all makes you smile today!