Hello my name is Sean O’Rourke this is my first post on my new Website. This fish was caught on a beautiful summer’s day on the Mitta Mitta river in North East Victoria, Australia. I made up this Fly Rod out of an old Surf Rod using it’s Butt section and joining it onto a 9 weight Fly rod , I wanted to emulate the “SPEY” Style casting used for fishing for Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon overseas. The rod length ended up being about 13 ft.. Using this style of rod I was able to cast the full line without too much effort right across the to the other side using just one big overhead cast letting the Fly swing around in the current. This Brown Trout was caught on the Badger Matuka Size 4 and was “Snaffled” right on the “Swing around” , but I found out you have to be ready because I had three “Strikes” one of them a “Thumper” before I finally hooked this one.
Oh’ and by the way I would like to introduce you to my loyal dog “bazza” who has an un-relenting passion for food, loves fishing, chasing bunnies, and generally having a good time.
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