With restrictions lifted further fishing outings are back on the agenda as well as Fly Tie Nights. Our next Fly Tie Night is scheduled for the usual time the second Tuesday of the month (21st July) at the Senior Citizens Centre. Read More »
Upon deep and meaningful discussions the fly selected – envelope please – will be the BMS Saltwater Variant.
- Hook: Size 4 or 6 saltwater.
- Thread: Red wooly nylon
- Bead: Clear glass
- Size 4, 5 turns of .020 lead free wire
- Size 6, 7 turns or .020 lead free wire
- Rib: Gold tinsel
- Body: Chartreuse, Yellow or Green Soft EP Fibres
- Mixed tinsel – cut an inch and a half-length of EP Fibres and mix it in a coffee grinder.
At least 18 species of garfishes are known from Australian waters. They can be difficult to accurately identify so I won’t even try. Most have very elongate silvery bodies with a long lower jaw and short triangular upper jaw. The particular species of garfish that is common our area is the Eastern Sea Garfish (Hyporhamphus australis) which is found in sheltered bays, coastal waters, and occasionally in the lower reaches of estuaries from Moreton Bay in Queensland to Eden in New South Wales, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Read More »
With social distancing restrictions easing we are now in a position to start some Club activities back up. Our first fishing outing for two or three months down on the Wallamba River, Darawank, was a success. Another outing is planned for next month; more info as it comes to hand. Read More »
Original article from Swift Fly Fishing.
Clean Your Fly Lines
Fly lines get dirty through regular use, they pick up gunk and algae in the surface film of the water, lines stripped into the bilge of a boat get filthy quickly and if you’ve been doing any casting practice out on the lawn your line definitely needs a clean. Read More »
There are four types of queenfish present in Australian tropics but the two mainly encountered by most fishermen, these are the Giant Queenfish Scomberoide scommersonnianus and the Lesser Queenfish Scomberoides lysan. They are one of the most commonly encountered saltwater fish in the coastal waters of the Northern half of Australia and are often found in schools. Read More »
There are two species of Saratoga found in Australia – Scleropages jardini and the Scleropage leichardti. The distribution of the two species is quite different with the generally larger jardini found in the Northern Territory from the Gulf of Carpentaria across the Top into Western Australia. Read More »