Spinning Deer Hair

Spinning Deer Hair

Properly spinning and shave-shaping deer hair is one of the most challenging in fly tying, but the fish attracting successes of patterns utilising it make it an imperative to learn “how”.

Patterns using the spun deer hair technique are generally large and also fairly involved, which tends to intimidate many tyers.

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Clouser Minnow

Clouser Minnow

Clouser minnow in blue and white bucktail
Clouser minnow in blue and white bucktail

The Clouser Minnow, or Clouser Deep Minnow, is an extremely effective baitfish imitation that catches a whole range of game fish in fresh- and saltwater. It’s allure comes from a combination of heavy lead eyes and long, mobile tail and wing that give it a wonderful ducking-diving action on every twitch and retrieve.

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June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

Editorial - "The Roo with the Jacket on", a true yarn3
President's Message4
Calendar5
Thank You, Supporters!6
Outings Report - Settlement Point, April 22nd7
Social Secretary Report9
Community Engagement9
Outings Report - Snowy Mountains, April 30th - May 5th10
What's Happening in Tony's Garage11
Monthly Meeting Report - April 11th12
Is Eating Fish Bad for You?
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May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter

Editorial - "The Roo with the Jacket on", a true yarn3
President's Message4
Calendar5
Thank You, Supporters!6
Outings Report - Settlement Point, April 22nd7
Social Secretary Report9
Community Engagement9
Outings Report - Snowy Mountains, April 30th - May 5th10
What's Happening in Tony's Garage11
Monthly Meeting Report - April 11th12
Is Eating Fish Bad for You?
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Gartside Gurgler

Gartside Gurgler

Gartside Gurgler
Gartside Gurgler (feathered)

The Gurgler Fly Pattern is a floating fly that spits and “gurgles” when stripped, and is designed to imitate everything from shrimp to baitfish and a frog for bass.

Invented by the late Jack Gartside, the Gurger is a simple and very effective fly to tie, and the tying technique has even been incorporated into mouse flies for trout.

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Hare and Copper Nymph

Hare and Copper Nymph

Hare and Copper Nymph

Probably NZ’s most popular nymph and the first nymph most beginner tiers will tackle. The Hare and Copper Nymph catches fish throughout the country in a variety of waters. The guard hairs used in the mix represent legs and give the fly that buggy look that’s very effective.

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April 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

Editorial - "When I Was a Kid"3
President's Message4
Calendar5
Thank you, Supporters!6
Outings Report - Nundle, March 25-27th7
Social Secretary Report12
Community Engagement12
Out and About - North Haven Flats13
Monthly Meeting Report - March 14th14
Pictures from Fly Tie Night - March 20th14
Things You Didn't Know About Your Mobile Phone15
Who's Who in the Zoo16
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