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 »
The Muz Wilson BMS, or “Bullen Meri Special” gets it’s name from Lake Bullen Merri near Camperdown in the volcanic plains of Western Victoria. It is highly regarded as an imitation of the Galaxiid Minnow when tied in olive and when in white, an Australian Smelt. Read More »
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 »
- 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
- Cover hook with thread, secure with half hitch and a little Sally Hansen’s Hard-as-Nails.
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Bob Popovics’ Surf Candy is the epoxy streamer fly that started a revolution in modern fly patterns for saltwater gamefish. This tough epoxy streamer tied with synthetic materials is a perfect imitation of small, slender baitfish like silversides, sand eels, and small anchovies.
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 »
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Everybody loves the Woolly Bugger, and a lot of streamer fishermen swear by patterns tied with zonker strips because of the great pulsating action these flies display in the water. So what if you combined the two and threw in some peacock herl for good measure?
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- 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.
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?
Answer: Well, I don’t know about secrets, but there are certainly some untangling strategies that I learned during my guiding days. Read More »