Dimensioning Leaders with LeaderCalc

LeaderCalc is an online tool that allows you to calculate the section lengths of your knotted leaders based on a large number of leader formulas including some of the best known and most popular leader designs available.

The original version was a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet developed by Global FlyFisher partner Steve Schweitzer. Read More »

HFF Flycast – November 2018

HFF Flycast – November 2018

Volume 10, No. 4, November 2018
Cover Page - Featuring Ben Harvey1
Australian Freshwater Herring2
President’s Message3
Editors Message4
Club Executive, Committee and Delegates5
“It Seems to Me” - Comments from A Life Member6
Members' Tips8
Iain’s Tips9
Calendar of Events11
Dunmore Revisited12
October Outing - National Garage Sale15
Members' Corner18
Did You Match The Hatch?
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Sugar Cube Emerger

Sugar Cube Emerger

The Sugar Cube Emerger, or suspender buzzer, is a fairly easy fly to tie using only a few materials but it’s very effective, especially on still water trout.


  • Hook: Light weight curved hook like a Kamazan B100 or Tiemco 2487 in sizes 10-20
  • Thread: Uni 8/0 or UTC 70 denier
  • Tag: Flat gold, silver or pearl tinsel
  • Rib: as tag
  • Abdomen: Dubbing of your choice
  • Thorax: As abdomen
  • Head: Plastazote, or other high-density foam cut into a strip.
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Tying with Deer Hair

Tying with Deer Hair

Part 1 – The Tools

A quick primer on the tools you’ll need if you want to start tying deer hair bugs for bass, pike and other predators. This video covers thread, essential tools and some optional extras. GSP Thread, heavy duty scissors, double edged razor blades, hair packers, leg pullers hair stackers, hot tip and the bend-a-blade.

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