Meander River on a bright day

Meander River in one day in February. It was very bright, no fish out in the open, so the essential cast was close to the bank around undercuts and overhanging cover.

Dave executed some good back handed roll casts to present his fly effectively. This fly was a grasshopper with bead head nymph under.

Photos by Gary France.

Dave with his wild brown trout Dave on the Meander River

 

Meander River Tasmania

Pockets and boulders

Jeremy with a wild brown trout

This fish took Jeremy’s dry fly, along with a number of others on the day

It was late season, and experienced fly fishers Jeremy and James spent the day on the Meander River refining technique around the use of nymphs under a dry fly.

This stretch of the Meander has fast water rushing around boulders, and there are pockets of water behind and around the boulders, as well as various runs and glides.

We did find some fish sipping off the top in slow, shaded pools, where we removed the rig and replaced it with a single small emerger, size 16 Mayfly.

James with a wild brown trout from the Meander River

Here James discovers that there are surprises in casting a fly into a small pocket, where you may not expect to find a fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy & James seaThe Meander River

Note here the ideal rod position and the absence of slack line through the system. This is seconds after a hookup, but it also illustrates well a back cast being initiated, and the loading of the rod off the water.

On the Meander River

Jack casts a line

Jack casts a line

Jack falls even more in love with the dry fly while on the Meander River recently. The visual sighting of trout coming to the surface and taking your offering is something that makes fly fishing completely active and so enjoyable.

Jack hooks this brown trout using a bead head nymph under a dry fly on the Meander River.

 

Trout hooked on a bead head nymph

Trout hooked on a bead head nymph