Fly of the Month

Fly Tying Evening - Monday 15th July 2019 Wooly Bugger
- Tararua Tramping Club Locker Room

Winter fishing for many of our club members is predominantly directed to fishing the Taupo and Rotorua areas. We have had a number of requests to repeat previous sessions relating to popular Taupo patterns. The next Fly Tying night will therefore concentrate on Green Woolly Buggers and Glow Bugs.


The Annual Inter-club Fly Tying Competition was 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.



Craig's Night TimeFly of the Month

Developed around Lake Taupō in the 1930's to suggest the koura (freshwater crayfish). This pattern is still an outstanding trout catcher. The short tail (or tag) accounts for many fish that might be lost through nipping at the tail of a traditional pattern.

This is a very easy to tie pattern and should be present in any night fishers flybox.

Hook   TMC 5262 size 2-10
Tail   Red wool yarn and synthetic
Rib   Silver oval tinsel or lumo strip
Body   Black chenille
Wing   Pukeko feathers
Hackle   Black hen hackle
Topping   Jungle cock (optional)

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.