Fly fishing is not limited to the summer months with the right knowledge and approach; you get to enjoy your passion any time of the cod season. Though you do not always come produce the goods with a fish or even get a strike, you are still able to pursue your passion all season long. Make every opportunity into fly fishing season and hit the water.
Depending on your local climate, it is still possible to make winter a productive time for your fly fishing. Late cold nights on the rivers give you rare opportunities for some winter fishing being surface or sub-surface fly fishing. Seek out different deep pools where fish collect during the low season weather. Fish do not feed with the same regularity, so take multiple flies to try to tempt them in to any strike. Identify pools, logs, weed beds, boulders, under cut banks and any standing and submerged structure that attract Murray cod. Behaviors of cod do change in all seasons and when fly fishing opportunity arrives, you know where to go and how to fish a certain spot.
Surface fishing flies hard up against the bank in a foot or 2 of water is a blast; the strike is instance, with the cod attacking the fly as soon as it hits the water. A shot gun sound rings though your ears and the commutation of a crocodile drag a deer in to the water is how I can explain it. Murray cod lurking the water edge looking for a free feed is common.
Water tempter and weather conditions come in to play but if you’re not on the water in any condition that big one might get away or just not happen. I hope this revs you up on purchasing an outfit and flies to join very few anglers that can say “I land cod on fly”. If you haven’t given this technique much consideration as a productive way to fish for Murray cod at any time during the season you should rethink your thoughts and give it an honest try.