As full time fly fishing instructors, we spend a large
part of our time on the water. Day in, day out we are
on local rivers either instructing, guiding or fishing
on our days off. One of the things we see time and again
with our clients is a lack of familiarity with the insects
that trout eat and an associated lack of confidence
in choosing a strategy and fly in a given situation.
Unfortunately in today's fast paced world there are
not enough hours in the day.
As a result we have started
to compile a stock of information that can be accessed
at any time via this page, in order to help everyone
out there get a better understanding of what happens,
when it happens and then how to interpret and capitalise
on this info.
One of the greatest skills
we posess as guides is an ability to detact and observe
what is happening and then to use this information to
make logical decisions that help our clients to unravel
the so called 'myteries' of fly selection. Fortunately
much of it is common sense and easily explained.
Having said that,
a compilation of this scope is going to take many years
to assemble. You will notice that we are being very
ambitious by attempting to include photographs of the
nymph and pupa stages of some insects. These photos
will take a long time to acquire as most of the species
have yet to be identified accurately. As such there
will be many blank spaces and plenty of generic names
to start with. This will change over time.
Most importantly all of
this info will be related back to anecdotal information
collected over many years of living and fishing in the
region. Where we can we will link hatch charts to info
and vice versa so that you can jump from a hatch chart
and see the insect we are talking about or from the
photos/info back to a chart of when they hatch out.
We hope that you enjoy this part of
the site. There has been a lot of work go into it already
and we look forward to helping all of you out there
come to terms with 'matching the hatch' and the success
that will come with it.
this link to access comprehenisve hatch charts for
the Goulburn and Rubicon rivers.
||Macro photos of insects
coupled with information obtained over many years
of guiding and fishing. No scientific mumbo-jumbo!
||Have a peek at what
insects are being found out there right now.