What flies or Streamers

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    Posted: 29 Apr 2023 at 10:21am
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Should i be using around the Lake Dunstan and Clutha river area at the moment please?

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Hey Craig - those are my stomping grounds mate.

Your best bet is a bead head wooly bugger or better yet a rabbit fly.
Go something olive green with a bit of flash - nothing garish, but enough to catch attention.

You can catch as many little rainbows as you want this way in the Clutha.

The other thing is Lake Dunstan is awesome fun stalking the edges and polaroiding the fish. Little dry and dropper is the go.
Hares ear or non-descript nymph just suspended.

You need stealth and a lot of respect for the fish as they see a lot of people.

Hope that helps mate.

Edit - sorry thought you were Craig Worthington.
Same advice though.

Good luck.


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Thanks for that Jaapie, very much appreciated.

As luck would have it as i stumbled & bumbled around the lake shore with a skagit head the silliest trout between Lake Hawea and Balclutha swam past my hook.

Promptly returned.

As well as it being an absolutely stunning morning to watch waking up.

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Well done mate - you're on the board!
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Cheers, if you someone stalking around by the bouncy castle say hi.Smile
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