Although they prefer rapidly flowing waters with a rocky bottom and sparse aquatic plant cover, it can be found in a variety of habitats including still waters which can be in turn either clear or turbid. Read More »
This pattern was originally tied to be suggestive as a Stillwater Caddis attractor. This version has a green rib used to suggest segmentation, and a Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle. The Peacock Herl thorax gives this fly some natural iridescent qualities and the UV lime green butt and rib give it a little extra flash. Read More »
Vince Margossian’s Loud Mouth Popper (The LMP) is really what it says – stripped in vigorously it creates plenty of noise by splashing its way along the surface. Fished this way the LMP can be heard up to 50m away – that is why the bass and other fish find it irresistible. Read More »
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 »