The reports from our local streams are not to good anyway with low water levels and only having a small window for some fishing early mornings before the water temperatures gets to hot. Thankfully it seems that things are starting to turn a bit with longer nights and cooler mornings.
Even my favorite dam that we stock has been of limits during these hot months. The dam has always been my go to place when I have a short hour or so free as it is only 5 minutes from my house. Normally the fish would not survive the summer months as the water levels dropped considerably and the water temperatures rise. This past summer though we decided to keep the dam full during summer by topping it up thanks to the farmers new water allocation. It seemed to have kept the water temperatures lower and from all accounts it looks like quite a number of fish has survived the summer, so I am looking forward to catching a few monsters soon.
I did sit down and tie a few bread and butter flies a while back. These are nothing spectacular and are pretty much just the standard High Vis Parachute Adam's and Pheasant tail nymphs that always in my fly box.
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