|Club Executive, Committee and Delegates||1|
|It's Your Club – How it Works||4|
|Some NETAS News||5|
|Outings Report – Henry Kendall Reserve, 28th August||7|
|Photos from the August Outing||8|
|Social Secretary Report and Members Corner||9|
|10th Anniversary Celebration News – “Watch this Space”||10|
|Swansea Salmon Classic||12|
|“It Seems to Me” - Comments From A Life Member||15|
|One Night at Fly Tying Class||16|
|Thank you, Supporters!|
“Life Matters” – ABC Radio National, Monday 13 August 2018
What can spending time in nature in search of wild trout teach us about ourselves, our mates and our relationship with the environment?
You enter a store that specialises in fly rods. Your aim – to purchase your first fly rod. The store owner approaches and describes the brilliant fishing to be had in the mountain streams. “Wow”, you exclaim. “What rod would you recommend if I go up there?” “This is the rod for you”, he pronounces.
The Mop Fly has been described as one of the most sinful flies of all time – in terms of one of the easiest flies to tie as well as to fish. It is a very simple fly to tie and a very effective and productive fly for trout.
Here is a new knot to try – the Davy Knot. This knot is attributed to Davy Wotton, a fly fishing expert living in the United States.
It is very compact, making it a suitable knot for small flies. It is probably easier to tie than the famous Penny knot and It also uses very little tippet if tied carefully.
This video tests the location of dumbbell eyes tied on flies. I test under and over the hook shank with several conditions including a water test. This video might help beginning fly tiers understand the effect dumbbell eyes have on a fly depending on tie in location.