product testing the Bandit with accurate fly placement.

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Fly place essentially can be anywhere in summer period’s to a point! – Winter times close to any kind of structure recommended E.g…standing timber, weed beds, submerged structure and undercut banks! Why I’ve said close casting and accurate casting is a must; the time I’ve spent targeting these fish is that way would casting wont land you fish. Murray cod have moved from their normal haunts and on search for a feed; cod still like to have cover close by if they ever feel intimidated. So by casting at structure you’re eliminated time wasting and casting where the cod are! If you have the opportunity to schedule your fishing session around all these factors; then the next time on the water I would hope you’ll have the best chance of landing that big green back.

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Within explaining all this, being 100% accurate is not necessary; Murray cod react with lighting speed in a short distance. A meter either side of the structure no more…will entice a strike. Repetitive casting at the same spot will give you another chance on casting the fly closer to raise a hit. In a scenario in tight skinny water, accurate and controlled casting is need. Colours and styles of fly to cast will depend on the day just like if you were casting spinner baits; it’s the same principle. Local knowledge on the area is paramount; receiving any information about the location you’re going to fish is very valuable. Anglers that might have been casting spinner baits in stent colours and having good success the same colours can be used in any fly style.

Murray cod fly tying video – kaos hoodlum…..

A large profile and the slowest sink rate fly in the Kaos range for its size. The Hoodlum is tied up with several different materials’ and one of the main features the Fish Mask head. Like all Kaos flies – the Hoodlum is tied with the best products and on a 5/0 Owner hook. Bucktail, synthetic materials and Whiting Farms as it’s a premier producer of highest quality hackle. A contrast of colours tied in with sparkle flash just the right amount to attract the fish. Very large profiles the Hoodlum will slim down to a baitfish pattern once wet and keep that profile when striped as well. As this fly sinks quite slowly; it can be worked for a longer time. Hovering over rocky points close to timber structure and big boulders, it acts like an injured bait fish struggling to swim. Floating and intermediate fly line are the 2 preferred sink rates. You’ll be able to fish any of your favourite depth of water. When the fish are quite or holding tight in the water column the Hoodlum will hover long enough in the zone to entice a reaction from the fish. Tied in 4 colours you’re sure to find a designed colour to meet your fishing requirements.

Recipe: 5/0 Hoodlum

5/0 Owner Hook
210 Denier Flat Wax Nylon – White
Streamer Hair – White & Red
Sparkle Flash – Arctic Pearl
Grizzly – Natural & Yellow
Buck Tail – FL.Yellow
Fish-Mask #10
Eyes 10mm
Loon Outdoors Water-Base Head Cement

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