End of season nymphing

In this Autumn period we have had trips to the Tumut, Delatite and Goulburn.   The rivers showed us the fly fishing is much harder and the fly sizes much smaller.   The brown trout are into spawning mode and therefore eat less but still continue to take nymphs close to the bottom.    Our recommendations for Autumn fishing are dark coloured nymphs in #16 and #18 with our Black Copper John being a standout.     The photo, however, is a rainbow which took a #18 Black Copper John on the Goulburn 10 days ago.   Since then one of our many fly fishing friends caught a very similar sized rainbow on the same river.   Our newsletter gave him the invaluable information that a Black Copper John was the preferred fly.