Many fly anglers like Vinnie Versfeld and many others they choose to fish colours that meticulously match the Red claws, shrimp and bait-fish that Barramundi naturally encounter in the shallows or deep water. However, more times than not, the opportunistic Barramundi are willing to take a number of the fly patterns used in Murray cod fly fishing.
While Barramundi will typically take a bigger pattern, smaller patterns are easier to cast in the wind, try smaller versions of sub-surface flies, poppers and streamers. Colour combos for large and small profiles like olive/white, pink/white, and darker colours, such as, red/black, purple/ black that are commonly used for Murray cod can to be used with great success for Barramundi.
As Murray cod season is closed from the 1st of September to the 30th of November. For those that will travel or live in Barra country, don’t forget to pack a fine selection of kaos flies!