Trout lures and flies

Hi Crew, i have been asked by some members what lures i use for trout fishing in the dams. So i thought i would post up some pictures of the lures and flies i like the most . Some lures are quite expensive but i asure you lots of the cheeper types work just as well and in fact when it gets windy i usualy go for the cheep spinners with a bit of weight in them so i can cast into the wind.

Theses are a few of my spinners that have all caught fish in Harvey dam . The orange and black wipp is the one i bought yesterday at the servo and caught a nice rainbow on it. All of theses lures are quite cheep to buy but work well.

This group of lures are also cheep to buy ( compared to other brands ) but all have worked well with good swiming action. Lots of cheeper lure don't swim very well and are a waste of money. These few in the picture have impressed me for the price .

Here are some clasic RMG lures and some other types of lures that work well.

Now to my favorite minnow lures. Cheep lures can work but sometimes you need to trick fussy trout with floating, sinking and suspending type lures. There are a lot of new brands out now that probaly are better but i'm a bit old school and cant resist the classic Rapala minnow and others. The XRaps are a new addition for me and i'm very impressed with the way you can finness the action to temp very fussy trout.

For the fly fishers these are the main flies i use. The Wooly Bugger has to be the go to fly for the dams down south and i have had all of the variations work for me .

Close up of a Black Wooly Bugger and the Olive Green variation

Wooly Bugger variations with bead heads and tinsell bodys + larger colour patterns

Mr's Simpsons also catch fish when worked very slow in the water

Craigs Night time , can tempt the trout if they are being fussy.

I hope this helps some of you who would like to try trout and redfin fishing with lures. I am no expert, but after a few years chasing freshwater fish these are the lures i take and use. As i said a lot of the time i throw the cheeper spinners around during long days on the dam. They cast well, are cheep enough to throw close to trees and snags and you can work them at different depths to find fish. You don't have to spend a fortune to catch trout and redfin, but let me warn you, after catching a big rainbow or brown the addiction sets in and you will find your wallet emptied on just a handfull of expensive tiny lures. lol

Cheers Grant .






Cheers Grant

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Cheers for that Grant

Tue, 2012-09-25 14:43

Hopefully some of these will come in handy over the long weekend after a trip to the tackle store!

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Top stuff man,thanks for

Tue, 2012-09-25 15:22

Top stuff man,

thanks for sharing.




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3D minnows

Tue, 2012-09-25 15:58

That look like a gamebeno i heard go off!

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Aren't all the flies wet when

Tue, 2012-09-25 16:53

Aren't all the flies wet when you use them?


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Ha Ha

Tue, 2012-09-25 16:58

Ha Ha Jamie, Wet flies sink , dry flies float ( for those that are not sure )

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Sorry, couldn't resist :P

Tue, 2012-09-25 18:55

Sorry, couldn't resist :P


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gotta love those pegrons

Tue, 2012-09-25 17:07

gotta love those pegrons


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 Top stuff! Good on you for

Tue, 2012-09-25 17:41

 Top stuff! Good on you for putting this up.

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Good on ya grant, do you know

Thu, 2012-09-27 09:20

Good on ya grant, do you know anywhere that has a better range of spinners? Most places i find only carry celta's.

You ever tried sinking stickbaits for trout? Got a yearling on one the other day, and have seen others use them with success.

X-rap's are another level above the other Rapala's IMO, can impart some killer action on them.

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Have to look around

Sat, 2012-09-29 16:26

You will have to shop around, i usualy have to go to a few shops to get the ones i want . Celtas are very good but i like a bit more variety, the Blue fox range have some very nice spinners and i usualy use the Black one with the red dots on the blade first. I have caught quite a few on this lure.

I havn't tried stick baits but have been trying to get one on a tiny popper but no luck yet.

Yeah those Xraps work very well but at the price i don't like flicking them near snag's. The traditional Rapala's in the trout patterns and black & gold are killer on those Harvey Trout and you can get them in floaters or sinking.

Other options are most Bream lures will catch them and most of these are suspending so you can realy finness the action to tempt fish . I usualy change the silver trebles for brown owner's , i find the silver ones can spook the fish .

Cheers Grant .