Nymphing Southland.

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Sagecaster
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Nymphing Southland.

Post by Sagecaster » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:42 pm

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.



Dave
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Re: Nymphing Southland.

Post by Dave » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:43 pm

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



Sagecaster
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Re: Nymphing Southland.

Post by Sagecaster » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks Dave. I have those flies covered.



scotish wildfisher
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Re: Nymphing Southland.

Post by scotish wildfisher » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:56 am

Hi I have also had success with size 18 hare and copper tied without any weight on size 16 short shank hook.I fish this with a weighted nymph above.You might have to search out particular beats for czech nymphing (deep fast with cover so you can get close to the fish)



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