Fly of the Month

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

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.



Orange RabbitFly of the Month

Some lures are essential for the central Plateau. Along with Red Setter, Craig’s Night-time, Smelt, Woolly Bugger and floating Glo-Bug. The Orange Rabbit completes the basic selection. An easy to tie pattern that works particularly well in Taupo’s rivers.

Hook   TMC 5262 size 2-10
Thread   Black Mono
Tail   Orange hackle fibres
Rib   Silver oval tinsel
Body   Orange chenille
Wing   Natural or grey rabbit fur strip
Hackle   Natural or grey hackle

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.