Manipulating our flies’ surface or sinking in to a bait-fish pattern, reptiles, frog, moth, mouse or any sort of insect or in fact a small bird that may have landed on the water surface… Natural presented and well placed flies to provoke a magic surface strike. Surface fishing big flies can be a little intimidating but very rewarding at the same time. Stripping the fly slowly as it dart off left and right, you’ll get the effect with a clinch knot and can have a similar effect with a loop knot. Only move the fly short distances then pause and repeated with more twitches. By striping the line back this way it gives the motion of a injured a animal. Striping the line back with quick strips in a straight line may resemble a frog or any other mammal on the water trying to get back to a safe place, with this retrieve you’ll need to tie a loop knot. These techniques’ work fantastic with a floating line but can have a similar affect using an intermediate line. As winter closes in the larger Murray cod will be on the move. As the action on the water might not be KAOS, the rewards will be more fulfilling with a huge cod inhaling down your fly!