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Nymphing Southland.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:42 pm
by Sagecaster
Hi all. A mate & myself are crossing the ditch in late November for 10 days around the Gore area. We both prefer fishing Nymphs rather than Dries, & would like to know the best Nymph patterns & sizes to use that time of year. In Victoria, in early Spring, I usually have success with a #14 tungsten bead Caddis Pupa, below a #16 Zebra Midge, or a #16 Prince. How would that combo fare on say the Matuara, or a smaller stream like the Otamita? Actually, we're both keen to give Czech Nymphing a go. Any advice appreciated.......Scotty.

Re: Nymphing Southland.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:43 pm
by Dave
Hi Scotty
I would use a #14 hare & copper with a 3mm black tungsten bead and some lead wire. This is also good for taking down a #16 pheasant tail or hares ear. I would also try a #16 hare & copper with 2.5mm tungsten bead (no lead). Your nymphs would also probably work.
Can't help you with Czech nymphing.
Dave

Re: Nymphing Southland.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:06 pm
by Sagecaster
Thanks Dave. I have those flies covered.