15th Committee meeting
16th BBQ at clubrooms
18th Annual Open Day at clubrooms
23 – 25th Mohaka River trip (convener Larry Ware)
30th Good Friday – club closed
7th Ladies Day (conveners Nigel & Charlotte Wilkinson)
9th Fly Tying (convener Colin Cox)
13 – 15th Mohaka/Tukituki River Trip (convener Larry Ware)
19th Committee meeting
20th BBQ at clubrooms
Instructor: Larry Ware
Hook: Dry fly hook, #12 – 14
Body: Peacock Herl
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Hackle: Dark Furnace
Tie thread starting 3mm from eye of
hook to leave room for hackle.
Cut the tinsel at an angle and tie on
above the bend of the hook. Take
2 turns if the tinsel around hook
shank, so there is a short band of
gold for the tail/tag, then tie off
Line up 3-4 strands of peacock herl
and tie the ends (either butts or tips) in just above the gold tag. Twist the
peacock herl around the thread, then wind from bend to 3mm from eye.
Wind back and forward again to make a fat body, then tie off.
Tie in a furnace hackle in front of the body, making at least 4 turns.
Whip or half hitch finish.
Fly Of The Month – Mrs Simpson
Instructor – John McCarron
Hook Size 4-10
Lay on base thread leaving 3/4 mil for head. Tie in black squirrel tail equal to length of body, tie forward past mid point cut the tail off on angle.
Take thread to back of hook, select feather and strip off surplus, lay feather on side of hook and secure 3 x turns. Pull feather into position. Same on opposite side to match, trim off stalks.
Tie in red / yellow wool (red for night yellow for day) bring forward past half way point and secure. Take thread back 2/3 mil select two more feathers and secure as previous, trim stalks.
Tie in wool on reverse side of hook, take thread back to feathers and wind wool forward. Select four feathers, tie in two each side of hook, trim stalks. Build a bullet shaped head and cement.
Fly Of the Month– The Adams Dry Fly
Instructor: Wayne Woodward
This fly is considered a general imitation of a an adult mayfly, flying caddis or midge. It was designed by Leonard Halliday from Mayfield, Michigan in 1922, at the request of his friend Charles Adams. The Adams has been considered one of the most popular, versatile, effective and best-selling dry flies since its creation.
Dry Fly Hook: #10-20 (Black Magig F12 used tonight)
Wing: Grizzly hackle Wing Tips (opposed)
Body: Grey dubbing
Tail: Grizzly and Red Furnace hackle fibres combined
Hackle/s: Grizzly and Red Furnace Hackle to match hook size.
- Tie in the wings facing forward and wrap thread to hold wings upright. Use a figure 8 tie to separate wings. Make the wings equal in height to the length of the hook shank. Leave enough distance in front of the wings to fisish the fly.
- Wrap thread to tie in the tail fibres, ensuring they are equal to the hook length.
- Dub forward to create a carrot-shaped body stopping behind the wings leaving enough room to tie in the hackles.
- Tie in one grizzly hackle first, then two red furnace hackles, with dull sides facing you. Wind the red hackles 2-3 times behind the wings, then forward in front of the wings. Wrap a couple of turns in front of the wings and then tie off. Then wind the grizzly hackle forward in the same manner and tie off.
- Whip finish using the Matarellui whip finisher, or half hitch tool if you’ve been to Phil’s fly-tying class. Cement the thread head ensuring the eye of the hook is clear.