Fly Tying 27 Feb 2019

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

Feb 2019 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 140)

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.

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Dec 2018 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 139)

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”.

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Fly Tying 28 Nov 2018 – PFD Humpy

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.

Materials

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

Latest Snowy Hydro 2.0 Issue

Seems Snowy 2.0 is seeking to avoid one required step in the approval chain. They are seeking to get exemption from a review of its value for money.

I wonder if the departure of Malcolm Turnbull will also have an impact.

For those who need a broad description of the project, you might read this from the ABC.

For those new to this matter, trout anglers are concerned about the potential to impact on trout in Lake Tantangara (and possibly elsewhere). This includes to potential for redfin to be pumped up to Tantangara from Talbingo and predate on trout. Monaro Acclimatisation Society is negotiating remedial action with Snowy Hydro.

More here.

“Bass Stop” – Luke has had Some Luck with Bass

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.