Fly of the Month

Fly Tying Evening - Monday 20th May 2019 Wooly Bugger
- Tararua Tramping Club Locker Room

The Annual Inter-club Fly Tying Competitionqas held at the WFF Club rooms on Monday 19th November.
Due to other commitments the Kapiti Club was unable to field a team this year and so it became a battle between the Hutt Valley Club and Wellington.
The level of tying this year was extremely high and both teams are to be congratulated. The Wellington team of Gordon Baker, Paul Baker and Jim McLean finally prevailed with a score of 232 to Hutt Valley's 227.
Paul Baker also picked up the prize for best fly with a well tied Copper John. Well done guys.
Many thanks to the judges Tony Houpt (chief judge) John Miller (Hutt Valley) and Ross Gigg (Wellington) who did an excellent job scoring the flies on what turned out to be minute differences. Also thanks to Carmen for the catering, especially the sausage rolls.



Wooly BuggerFly of the Month

Definitely one of the essential patterns. Created by American Russell Blessing almost 50 years ago and still fooling trout in rivers and lakes. The original pattern works well as does the modern variations. Colours and colour combinations vary depending on what you want to achieve.

Hook   TMC 5262 or 5263 size 2-14
Thread   Danville 3/0 black or colour to match body
Weight   Lead wire and gold, red or black bead
Rib   Copper or silver wire or oval tinsel
Tail   Marabou
Body Hackle   Rooster Hackle
Body   Chenille
Hackle   Rooster

If anyone has suggestions for fly patterns they would like to see tied at the flytying meetings please let Strato know (04 386 3740). This will give an opportunity to plan ahead and order materials in advance.