Anthony Heiser of Canberra Fishos has produced a very readable explanation of the content of the NCCP. Anthony has been following the developments closely over many years and this paper is only the latest he has developed on the topic. Read it here.
Recall that the NCCP is currently with state and Federal Environment Ministers for a decision on future action. The NCCP identifies further studies that are needed before release of the virus.
Just saw this article about fishing gear that ends up lost and contaminating. The research was done by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and the University of Tasmania. I think it’s good we increase awareness on this issue so we stay motivated to do our part minimising contamination (hope all in the club use any of the different options/tools to dispose tippet material in a more rational way (mono and fluorocarbon, etc).
Try this link below, it’s a nice summary of the original article.
In preparation for John’s Saltwater event on 2-4 December we will be tying a version of the Pink Thing saltwater fly. It is one of the most popular flies for use in our region. Of course Clousers and Scuds are right up there also depending on what you are targeting.
Our tie on 23 November from 7:30 on Zoom will be fairly free form – meaning use whatever materials you have which approximate the materials list below.
I will be using:
Hook – Mustad #1 wide gape C47SD. Any straight eye, wide gape saltwater hook in the size your target fish might take will suffice.
Eye – dumbbell eyes. Any size or colour you think might work.
Thread – white Uni 6/0 thread. Go wild and use pink thread, even fluoro if you wish but make it relatively thick and robust.
Body – white Schlappen or any white chicken feather 8 cm or so long. White Grizzley Hackle as a lateral line. Pink or pearl flash.
Collar – pink Schlappen
We will talk about the RIO fly line you might like to use to cast a wind resistant fly and the wind-beater casting technique you may wish to use.
Join us to tie or just to watch
Here is Lyall’s production and BJ’s “black shadow” variant. Lots of pro tips from Lyall and his guest Paul.
Omitting feathers for wings makes things simpler. Lyall offered some advice “Don’t forget that Mayflys can also be brown and it might be good to have a couple with bright coloured posts.” Different light coloured posts will assist visibility in different lighting conditions.
Most material is easily identified, but the wing/post is poly yarn.