The PFD (personal floatation device) Humpy which is this month’s Fly Fishers International Fly of the Month so is being tied all around the world in November.
This is a high floatation stimulator/attractor which is great for choppy rapids as your dry fly on your dry and dropper rig.
Hook: size 10 dry fly hook (I used a 1x short Gamakatsu S12-1F but any dry fly hook will do)
Wing: white kiptail
Hackle: saddle hackle – any colour
Body: floss any colour and 1.5 mm foam sheet any colour (see attached photo and you will get the idea)
Tail: elk hair
Thread: 6/0 colour to match foam
Update on Nov Fly Tying
24th – 25th Nov – chasing bass at Brogo – more information via email from Stefan. For those who have not been before, some information is available on our website.
28th Nov – Fly Tying at usual time of 7:30PM at Raiders Weston – Lyall is leading on an interesting sounding fly: PFD (personal floatation device) Humpy.
12th Dec – Last meeting of the year – as usual this will be a BYO BBQ by Lake Burley Griffin at Lotus Bay (near the back of the Hyatt Hotel). Those who can get there early typically wet a line pending the BBQ.
14th – 16th Dec – Jindabyne trip – more info via email soon, but meantime here is an old set of notes that are basically still relevant (prices/dates for RSVP to be confirmed after the Brogo trip). This is always a great event in comfortable accommodation. Evan is taking his vice and has offered to host a tying night (or wet weather program!) – bring your gear. Next Burley Line features his latest carp creation – we may get some expert tips on tying it.
JQ is leading “High Country Trout” in April. The original dates clash with a Fly Fish Australia competition so our event has been brought forward one week – Fri 5 to Sun 7 Apr.
Note that this unfortunately clashes with the revised date of 6 Apr for the Penrith Fly Fishing Festival (though this is not strictly a CAA event).
So much on – so few weekends! 🙂
Got the following from Luke:
On my way back from the coast, I decided up pull up for break and have a quick flick on the river at a particularly ‘fishy’ looking pool. I was lucky enough to land 3 bass, all around the 30cm mark and dropped a couple more. I could only stay for half an hour so I’m definitely keen to get back there and spend some more time exploring the area.
We haven’t heard from Owen in a while – and it seems we won’t see much of him either till Christmas. Retirement has given him the opportunity to hit the road. It was much appreciated to get some images and words from his time north. Thanks also goes to Claude for a report from the end of the season – good advice on offer here, though I’m a little concerned about how successful this squirmy has been (Lyle Knowles success also). My fly box has some very poor examples and I’d better get practicing. Jaime has come through with some snippets also – always got some hints on offer. JM has a report here on the Kid’s Fishing Clinic plus he’s in print with CFA. Many thanks also to Lyall (can always be counted on to provide a topical item).
Update on Lake Wallace progress.
These have arrived via Steve. Two items piqued my interest:
- Seems NSW anglers have similar access rights to water as those found in NZ … I will await with interest to see what that really means. Much has been said to me about the “Queen’s Chain” alongside rivers in NZ.
- Chair of RFNSW is to “write to Snowy Monaro Regional Council about facilitating opportunities for recreational fishing access and stocking Trout at Lake Wallace near Nimmitabel.” There has been a response already – unfortunately not positive. Steve assures us that MAS is still on the case.
Some interesting observations on how the brown trout run progressed – somewhat encouraging but less so for rainbows. The issue of cormorants and pelicans in the trout breeding areas has been raised with the environmental department – let’s see what transpires.
JM led a small team learning special tips on how to tie this damsel nymph. One thing I learnt reading the FlyLife articlewas that while damsels and dragonflies look similar as adults, their nymph stages are quite different.
CAA just learnt about this opportunity. Antia from UMDR emailed this bug workshop flyer. The one in Adaminaby will look at water bugs in the high country so will be of great interest to fly fisherman.
Friday 2 November from 10:00am – 3:00pm in Adaminaby at the Community Hall.
Saturday 3 November at Lion’s Youth Haven, 244 Kambah Pool Road, Kambah from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Waterbug Workshop Nov2018