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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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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Welcome to Hastings Fly Fishing Club Inc.

Choosing a fly

HASTINGS FLY FISHERS is a family-oriented fishing club covering the Port Macquarie Hastings region. We are devoted primarily to the promotion and enjoyment of fly-fishing in all its various forms.

This includes fly-fishing in pristine mountain trout streams, fishing the lowland rivers and lakes for native freshwater species as well as saltwater fly-fishing in river estuaries and on local beaches.

What’s the Best About Our Club?

Hastings Fly Fishers is a family-oriented club that is open to all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. We welcome anyone who enjoys the pleasure of fly fishing, fly tying and subscribes to the principles of catch and release.

Regular activities include monthly club meetings, fly tying nights and fishing outings. For more information visit the Club Events page.

If you already fly-fish, or want to learn the art of fly-fishing, here is your opportunity to meet up with like-minded people.

Iain with his flathead, Settlement Point

Want to Know More?

Read about our Club's History

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Aims and Ideals

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