Fly of the Month

Fly Tying Evening

Venue: Tararua Tramping Club Locker Room
Monday 18th November 2019, 7.30pm
(Access through side door on north side of building)

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.


The Lunker BusterFly of the Month

The Lunker Buster was developed by a Manawatu fisherman (Roy Cotter) as an alternative to the Pheasant Tail Nymph.
It can therefore be used in all the situations where you would normally use a Pheasant Tail Nymph.

Hook   #12 or #14
Tail   Hare guard fibres
Body   Black tying thread ribbed with copper wire
Thorax   Hare fur with guard hairs over a layer of lead wire.
Wing Case   Turkey

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.