The eel-tailed catfish, Tandanus tandanus, is a freshwater fish native to the Murray-Darling river system of eastern Australia. The scientific name for eel-tailed catfish comes from a name for the fish in an unidentified Aboriginal Australian language – Tandan, which Major Thomas Livingston Mitchell recorded on his 1832 expedition. Read More »
Designed by Skip Morris, the Morrisfoam Predator was orignally developed as a trout fly, however it is equally effective as a trout fly.
While it is an effecitve top-water bug, it best fished on on a sinking line – the line finds the bottom while the fly (on an active retrieve) hovers just above the lake bed. Read More »
Commonly referred to as Tarpon, or ox eyed herring, Megalops cyprinoides is a feisty northern sport fish species famous for their aerobatic displays when hooked. They are commonly encountered as a by-catch whilst targeting other more popular northern freshwater species, such as the barramundi but are extremely popular amongst fly anglers. Read More »
- Hook: Size 14 2X Nymph Hook
- Thread: Black 14/0
- Bead: Tungsten Mottled Olive 5/64 (any dark color Ok)
- Tail: Olive Green Dyed Pheasant Tail Fibers. (Any dark PT Ok)
- Body: Olive Green Dyed Pheasant Tail (same)
- Rib: Extra Small Copper Wire
- Wings: 4 strands of Semco Fringe Shimmer White (Spotlight) or single stand of flash
- Thorax: Reddish Brown, Olive Brown or Chocolate Brown Hares Ear (any dark OK)
- Hackle: Black CDC Feather.
This is a combination hopper, Chernobyl ant and cicada in black and orange foam. I tied it in the morning for the first time. Toss it, flop it down, let is set and water movement is enough.
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- Silver bead and four turns of the lead free wire, should fit into the bead.
A foam derivative of the Turck’s Tarantula, the Stealth Bomber is a foam diver/slider designed to duplicate the Tarantula’s diving motion and the resulting bubble trail made when the fly is stripped hard.
The rear tab of foam and the air space below it captures air, which bubbles on the dive. Read More »
We are pleased to announce that Club Members John O’Shaughnessy and Ken Holley have very kindly agreed to share the Club Captain’s role for the forthcoming year. Both bring a wealth of fishing experience to this role and I thank them for agreeing to undertake it. Read More »
The estuary stingray (Hemitrygon fluviorum), also called the estuary stingray or brown stingray, is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae.
Endemic to eastern Australia, it typically inhabits shallow, mangrove -lined tidal rivers, estuaries, and bays in southern Queensland and New South Wales. Read More »