Denny’s AP Emerger Variant

Denny’s AP Emerger Variant

Denny’s AP Emgerger Variant is a well-known Denny Rickard’s stillwater fly pattern used on lakes and reservoirs all over. The AP (stands for All Purpose) emerger is basically a larger sized soft hackle that had a wood duck, mallard, or partridge tail, a dubbed body with a wire rib through it, a peacock thorax, and a partridge soft hackle. Read More »

Celebrating 10 Years of Fly Fishing Fun

Celebrating 10 Years of Fly Fishing Fun

30th July 2009 – 30th July 2019

From HFF Flycast, August 2019 edition:

In July this year the Club celebrated it’s 10th anniversary in style with a luncheon held at Port City Bowling Club. The 10th Anniversary celebrations kicked off to a fine start with members and guests being greeted at the door with a glass of champagne – sorry, “sparkling wine” – a programme with a lucky door ticket attached (lots of prizes to be won), and a Special Edition Newsletter. Read More »

Dawn’s Friend’s White Bait Pattern

Dawn’s Friend’s White Bait Pattern

As tied by Paul Fedeles

Dawn's friend's white bait fly
Dawn’s friend’s white bait fly

Materials

  • Hook – Size 6 or 8
  • Thread – Invisible thread
  • Tail and Body – 6 to 8 strands of Crystal flash
  • Eyes – Small Spotlight bling eyes ($3)
  • Body coating – UV resin
  • Finisher Sally Hansen’s Hard-as-Nails

Instructions

  1. Cover hook with thread, secure with half hitch and a little Sally Hansen’s Hard-as-Nails.
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HFF Flycast, June 2019

HFF Flycast, June 2019

The picture on our cover is of Outings Co-ordinator Don with a barramundi caught on his trip to Hinchinbrook Passage. Why this blast from the past? Simples Eeeech! Two of our lucky members, Rodney Adams and Ken Holley are no doubt threshing the warm waters of the Passage into foam as I write this, hoping to fool a barra and other tropical species to accept their flies. Read More »

Red Headed Step Child

Red Headed Step Child

Hogan's Red Headed Stepchild
Hogan’s Red Headed Stepchild

Materials

  • Hook: #14-20 Daiichi 1560
  • Bead: Small Red Glass Bead
  • Thread: Brown Veevus 8/0
  • Tail: Pheasant Tail
  • Rib: Small Red Wire
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Case: Medium Veevus Pearlescent Tinsel
  • Legs: Red Krystal Flash

The Red Headed Step Child is a great small mayfly nymph or general attractor nymph developed by fly tying guru Hogan Brown.

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Is There a Secret to Untangling Knots?

Is There a Secret to Untangling Knots?

Philip Monahan, from Midcurrent.com, answers a reader’s question:

Are there any secrets to untangling the other kind of common fly-fishing knots: the unintended ones you create because of wind or bad casting?

A knotty problem

Answer: Well, I don’t know about secrets, but there are certainly some untangling strategies that I learned during my guiding days. Read More »