Tumut River - Autumn
Tumut River - Autumn

Tumut River - Autumn

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The Tumut River Autumn selection has been carefully selected and contains quality hand tied, durable and uniform flies.

Includes ten patterns in quantities of two flies. 

  • TBG Copper John Red #14
  • TBG Copper John Red #16
  • TBG Copper John Black 2 #18
  • TBB Copper John Black #18
  • Blue Wing Olive HI Vis #18
  • Blue Wing Olive HI Vis #20
  • Sparkle Midge Olive #20
  • Yellow Sally #20
  • Elk Hair Caddis Black #18
  • USA Cicada Black #14

Dave's Tips

The Tumut is a tailrace river with gravel and weed beds below the dam.   It tends to run high throughout  Summer and is therefore difficult. Autumn fishing can make up for this.

Autumn is one of the few times the Tumut river is wadeable.   The rocks are algae covered and slippery.  Once again technical fishing is the go.  

Long leaders and small flies with even some Snowflake caddis about.    Yellow Sally and Sparkle Midge still catch fish, but it is Blue Wing Olive time - size #18 and #20.   Accurate casting is a must and is a little harder with the long leader, however, the rewards are high.  You are the complete fly fisherman or woman when you hunt the olive feeders.  

Last year, 2017, we managed a 4lb Brown trout. Not a bad way to end the dry fly fishing season on the Tumut above Tumut town.

Best Practice Tip:   Drift boat fishing with catch and release fishing.   Its a resource and can be easily depleted.