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Lifestraw

Lifestraw Go-Bottle and Lifestraw are now available at High Country Outfitters.

Don’t get caught outside without clean drinking water! Lifestraw products are designed to be ultra-portable filtration units that are easily carried or stored until needed, a single product has the ability to filter 1000 liters of dirty water into clean drinking water. Originally introduced in 2005 as an emergency response tool to filter water often contaminated following natural disasters and is now used in water filtration products globally.

Removes 99.9% of protozoa: Giardia lamblia (“beaver fever”)

Cryptosporidium parvum

Removes 99.9999% of bacteria: Esherichia coli

Campylobacter

Vibrio cholera

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Shigella

Salmonella

 

Such an easy and affordable way to ensure safe drinking water just about anywhere you find yourself, and every purchase of Lifestraw that you make a child in Africa will be provided with safe drinking water for an entire school year. Visit Followtheliters.com to see ow you are making an impact.

Lifestraw Go-Bottle $59.95 and the Original Lifestraw $39.95 (just a small price to pay for peace of mind.

 

 

 

Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk, Uncategorized

Fishpond vests and accessories.

 

 

 

Fishpond have a passion for creating products that stretch the boundaries of traditional product design and set new standards for functionality. With their roots firmly planted in the core fishing market.

Fishpond is headquartered under the peaks of the Colorado Rockies, which provides them with the perfect testing ground for new product designs. The land and water in Colorado inspire them to focus on rugged construction and  to evaluate the performance they build into each and every one of their products.

Fishpond vests and accessories are now available at High Country Outfitters.

 

Wasatch Tech Pack $359.95

 

 

 

 

Gore Range Tech Pack $259.95

 

Sagebrush vest $259.95

 

Muchacha W’s Vest $259.95

Headgate Tippet Holder $39.95

Headgate Tippet Holder XL $44.95

Fishpond Gear Strap $11.95

Swift Current Thermometer $29.95

Barracuda Razor Clipper $44.95

Fishpond Vests and Accessories are built to last. We are very happy to be stocking these great quality and innovative products.

Fishing Reports, Fly Fishing Shop

New Year Fishing Report

Happy New Year.

Wow! What a great start to the year it has been. The weather has been fantastic, and the fishing has been even better. The rivers and streams around the region have been fishing very well and we are starting to hear a few good reports from the lake fishermen as well.

The Thredbo river is looking great at the moment. Although we have had some very warm days up here in the high country, we have had some cooler temps over the past couple of days keeping the water temperature nice and comfortable for the trout and the odd little rainfall  in the catchment has managed to keep the river flowing at  great summer level. The abundance of insect life at the moment is making fly selection a little easier! Caddis Flies, Beetles (both black and brown in all sizes), Mayflies, and some smaller hoppers and crickets are getting about, A well drifted dry fly pattern with no drag should be the undoing of a wary trout sipping food from the surface. The upper part of the Thredbo is fishing best with many anglers doing very well from the skitube right through to Dead Horse gap. Best fishing on the rivers is usually early morning and later in the afternoon, but good catches can occur anytime of the day. Just be sure to fish slowly and methodically during full sunlight hours as the fish can be a little spooky at these times. Sometimes it would pay to hang a smaller nymph pattern under a larger dry and fish under the banks during the warmer full sun days, the fish like to stay cool and not expose themselves to any potential predators.

The Mowamba river has also been fishing very well, Humpies and caddis patterns are the go-to flies as the beetles and caddis have been prolific. Size 12 beetles and size 14-18 caddis patterns.

The Monaro streams are still fishing quite well, although with the heat and little rainfall its probably a good time to leave the smaller Monaro streams alone and let the resident fish have a little repreive from the warmer conditions. If you are tempted to fish for these lovely local fish, please be sure to revive the fish properly when releasing to ensure a healthy survival.

It may be tempting to have a cast at these guys, but sometimes it’s best to take photograph and leave them for a cooler day!

 

Lake Eucumbene and Lake Jindabyne have been fishing reasonably well, as we have seen both lakes water level rise over some new grass in the previous weeks and there have been reports of some nice browns and rainbows cruising the edges in search of a feed. It has been quite inconsistent from day to day, so persistence and perseverance should pay off. Lake fishing from the shore during the warmer months are usually best during the evening hours right through the night. Mudeyes and shrimp patterns are the go-to patterns right now, There have also been some larger Bogong moths making an appearance, A muddler minnow pattern “popped” across the surface can be deadly effective when the moths are about.

The higher altitude streams and creeks are my pick of the water to fish right now. With cooler temperatures and still good flows the fish are less likely to suffer any adverse affects when released during these warmer times. Perisher creek, Betts creek, and Spencers are all fishing very well.

With everything looking good for a cracker of a trout season, there is no better time to get on down to the Snowy Mountains for a break! Come on down, drop in for a chat, and get into some of the best dry-fly fishing in recent years!!

Happy New Year and Happy Fishing!!

The High Country Outfitters Crew.

Murray, Glen, Kirst, Kaz, Jimmy, and Ant.