Peter assumed the task of leading.
The Fly was the egg laying Elk Hair Caddis. It is a simple fly to tie and can be tied from size 20 to size 10. In past years it has been responsible for many hook ups for Peter (he cannot suggest that it was primarily the egg laying tie that attracted the fish or whether an ordinary would have done the job).
The following materials are required for the tying of the Egg Laying EHC:
Hook size: size 16 or your preferred size hook Hanak 100BL
Thread : Uni thread 8/0 Brown
Dubbing: Ice Dub UV peacock eye (or hends spectre dubbing 46)
Dubbing : superfine dubbing Tan
Hackle: Brown Saddle Hackle to suit hook size
Wing: Bleached Elk Hair
Craig Daly and Matt Tripet are again running what is becoming an annual event up at Thredbo. More information here.
Leon has offered up this pattern. He said “I am sharing this easy to make fly for carp. For people who only have enough time to fish near home. Drag slow on bottom for carp and fast for Redfin.
Share the fun! I have caught many this summer with this fly #8 or #10.”
This edition has commenced with a very thoughtful piece from our President (who later pointed me to a comprehensive article available here. In this vein, Leon spotted a significant fish kill in Pejar Dam. This has been reported to DPI through Steve Samuels. We await results from water testing that DPI are intending to carry out.
Only limited reporting on angling – has it been just too hot for people to get out and about? Meanwhile a couple of reports of fish stocking in the local area.
Latest periodic report has been received. All the news on this year’s production outcomes and stocking timings.
Gaden completion fry stocking December
Some really good reports here with a diversity of angling – not much on trout folks, what gives or are you having the same problem as Peter and I have had with finding our spotted friends. Many thanks to Ash, Evan, new member Jane, Luke and Lyall for material. This issue has seen an addition to our occasional column on ‘Tips from Members to Members’ – thanks Leon for initiating a discussion on “how to fight big fish on fly” – also known as “how to put the maximum strain on fish”.
The PFD (personal floatation device) Humpy is this month’s Fly Fishers International Fly of the Month so is being tied all around the world in November. Lyall will take us through some of the intricacies.
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
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.