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Archive Date: 20/12/2012


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The Evolution LT is unquestionably one of the lightest fly reels ever produced. This large arbor fly reel is a machining masterpiece and the lightest in its class. The Evolution LT is fitted with an aluminum spool cap, aluminum drag knob and aluminum escapement cover. Our customers have been asking for more metal in their fly reel and that is exactly what you are going to get! To keep the weight in check with these improvements, we have also added ventilation to the spool and the frame, allowing for the addition of metal components with no measurable weight increase. This series is designed for those anglers who appreciate both art and function. The cosmetic innovation and precision workmanship of the Evolution LT series is only surpassed by its drag system which is precise and sensitive - capable of protecting the lightest tippets even when battling world-class fish. To guarantee the level of dependability consumers have come to expect from all Ross products, the Evolution LT series has been designed with a triple redundancy drag system, providing three backup systems to ensure dependability under the most demanding conditions.

Scientific Anglers announces new for release in late 2012 a new addition to the GPX fly line family. The new line called the GPX Hover is targeted towards the anglers that want to fish just under the surface. This sub-surface feature gives the ability to reduce drag when fishing chronomids, emergers and other flies fished just under the surface. It also gets your line under surface chop which is crucial in low drag situations. The GPX Hover is engineered to be density compensated to level out at 1 to 4 inches below the surface. It will maintain a level at a slow retrieve to be extremely effective in that fishing zone. As with all of our GPX lines it is one half heavy in weight to help aid in loading faster action rods

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Jazz & Fly Fishing - Season One
Jazz & Fly Fishing is a jazz quartet, a fly fishing community and a surrealistic film project rolled into one. It all started in Helsinki in 2008. Two young men met in a pub and came up with the idea to put together a jazz band of fly fishermen - and film it. Season One tells the story of the band's 2009 tour in northern Scandinavia.

Off The Grid
RA Beattie's new production Off the Grid, is a collection of films from two years on the road - fishing and filming in an assortment of locations around the world. All of the films are connected by a common theme: they highlight people, places and fish, that were out of the ordinary. Avoiding the "Big Name" waters, hatches and fishing grounds the film showcases fly fishing in a different light.

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We are getting a lot of feed back from the Seven Gates area about fires and rubbish left all over the place.
Please be mindful to take your rubbish with you and clean up after yourself.

Please be sure to carry your PFD & fishing licences as NSW Maritimes are out. Nsw fisheries inspectors are working the Snowy Mountains area during the peak holiday season. So remember if you do not have a current fishing licence and on your person you will be fined. So for the sake of 5 minutes do yourself a favour.

Maritime services are on the lakes, So make sure you water craft are up to par with current safety standards, if you are not sure contact Ph 13 12 56 or website:

FISHING LICENCES These are available online and you can purchase them directly from the NSW fisheries website with a credit card. Click on this link below.

Note: We do not have hand written licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can only do them online with your MasterCard or Visa in the shop.



Headlines:  Fishing reports have been good again this week.  The lakes have provided the most reports and  Eucumbene has produced yet again with some excellent baitfishing with ,worms,Grubs and the fly fishing has been outstanding.  Jindabyne has also fired over the weekend with some great trolling


FISHING LICENCES These are available online and you can purchase them directly from the NSW fisheries website with a credit card. Click on this link below.
Note: We do not have licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can do them online with a MasterCard or Visa only.
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Stream levels have been very good over the past week or so with some nice fishing to be had when the weather allows. Thredbo and Eucumbene rivers are at a very fishable level and will and have produced some great dry fly action. The weekend just gone was very tough with the cool and windy conditions but even then some nice mayfly activity on the Eucumbene produced some fun fishing. The Thredbo level has been varying with the rain but still very fishable and if you can jag some good weather will produce some great dry fly Action. Best areas to look at is in the higher reaches around Kyandra or up around Tantangara we have been getting some good reports off bigger fish. The Thredbo river has been fishing well around the Thredbo village with some good reports off brown been Caught.
Best areas have been the upper Euc and up around the Thredbo village using B/H Nymphs , Klinkhammers, Humpy Royals, Adams parachutes.
Might be worth to start looking at all other streams as well the moonba river, little Thredbo, snowy river, all the streams you have been thinking about all this winter think you will be very Suprised

Hi guys, 
thought I'd shoot through a few shots of some fish I picked up on the bidgee during the week. Some a #16 pheasant tail nymph hung under the good old shaving brush, couple took the brush as well, and a one on bead head. Great couple of days on the river, weather was fantastic.
Merry Christmas, Mikey               

Lake Eucumbene:- fishing is starting to get better get off the floating lines try the intermediate or the new Hover SA line.the Hover line is working well great line
Reports have been a little Better from Eucumbene this week there are still some great Rainbows to be caught. Wet flies on dark are the best options with Craig’s Nigh time, brown and black Beetles, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Woolly Buggers are the best patterns to try. Homeleigh Bay, Rainbow Pines, Seven Gates and the River Mouth are the best spots to look at. Pick areas with good weed beds and some depth. Searching out clear water is a must as wave action is stirring up some areas and making the water cloudy. Just been getting good reports around Rushys bay and around seven gates the rainbows are starting to come in closer. Most fisherman are starting to strip there fly’s  faster so when using woolly buggers get them moving. I have been using size 12 fuzzy Wuzzys and getting good results.
My best fly’s have been fuzzy Wuzzys, black woolly buggers, black Muddlers,
The Mudeyes  have been moving around now so the fishing is starting to improve.
Good reports around Seven gates geen Nymphs,tom jones, Olive woolly buggers 

Hi Guys . This 60cm Brown was caught by  Singleton Fly Fishing Club and Central Coast Fly Rodders  member at Breamar Bay this week on sunset  on a foam mudeye. The   fly was   purchased at your shop on Saturday . Tippet was Maxima 12 pound  Charmeleon . Interestingly no mudeyes were in her stomach only yabbie shell and caddis pupae.
Greg said  he uses 12 pound only after sunset to make sure the big ones don’t get away .
Cheers and tight lines


Lake Tantangara :-A few very nice quality fish have been reported but not much in the way of numbers at this stage. Reports suggest that the fishing has improved over the past week.

Best flies will be small nymphs both beadhead and unweighed, stick caddis, caddis pupa, Klinkhammers, black wolly worms, Mark2 Woollie Buggers and woolly worms and buggers

Lake Jindabyne fly: 'NEEDING MORE REPORTS'
Still no current Jindy fly reports.The lake has been fishing well when you can pick the days with good weather. But no reports have come in over the last weeks.
Best flies at present are Mrs Simpson brown ,Mrs Simpson olive. Woolly buggers Olive & Black, B/H Nymphs black, Fuzzy Wuzzys, Williams Goldfish.
Best areas are Poo Bay, Dam Wall, Snowline Park, Hatchery Bay, East Jindabyne, Kalkite. if you have any Reports around Jiny send your pics and reports to 


Jindabyne:-Trolling reports have been quiet also, but the downrigging will be fantastic at present.
Best areas to try would be kalkite and waste point area and also off sid's bay.

· Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Reports from the lake have been ok.Launching access is available at Old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Dam Wall . With cooler conditions there should be a few more fish taking shallow running minnows and Tassie Devils, strike pro blades and X-Rap Rapalas, RMG Scorpions this week.
Mostly flatline tassies and small minnows. There are fish in close and on top early in the day but as the sun gets up going wider and deeper is the best bet.
Tassies in, 89,105,pp,48,y62,73,23,88and most of the new Tassie are getting some good fish. and any of the yellow wing patterns have been excellent S12 is working well. Dual Depth versions are a good option for getting down a fraction deeper.Best Stinger Lures are 17,18,25,3,4,22,11, Strike Pro Blades and Min Mins are working very well

                         BAIT FISHING IS FANTASTIC

:- Mudeyes are back in stock now and are producing some good fish at both Jindabyne and Eucumbene. Bait fishing has been excellent in Jindabyne with Gulp Power bait and standard Power bait and the new Magic Morsels Trout Bait. Quality fish are coming in from the Rushes Bay, Waste point Kalkite and Hatchey Bay areas. Best Bait is scrub worms picking up some good Browns.
best place to fish is Eucumbene fishing very well
best bait is worms and Mudeye's. Bait fishing is fantastic


Hey Mick

Tim told me to email this photo to you, Mitch caught it on a

yabbie on Saturday arvo at Eucumbene, it was a 6 pound

brown trout.





Eucumbene 58.3 %    
Jindabyne 87.7%     
Tantangara 25.5% 

Got any reports from the local lakes ? If so, email them along with pictures to for inclusion in our weekly report.



Cheers patto

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