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LOCAL INSECTS

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.

Cheers
Antony

Use 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.
   

 

 

 

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