Fly of the Month

Fly Tying Evening

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.



HumpyFly of the Month

This is a very useful summer pattern. The Humpy seems to suggest a variety of different insects when tied in a range of sizes. It has buoyancy so can support a nymph in quite turbulent water. The Royal Hampy variation has white wings and is clearly visible in rough water.

Hook   TMC 9300 size 10-16
Thread   Danville 6/0 black
Tail   Moose Hair
Overbody   Elk or deer hair
Abdomen   Red, green, yellow floss. Green or blue metallic tinsel or peacock herl.
Wing   Elk or deer hair tips or white calf body
Hackle   Brown