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Bass – record numbers stocked in NSW
A record 429,000 Australian Bass have been stocked into dams across NSW throughout 2017. Australian Bass are a sought after sports fish with bait, fly and artificial lure....
Snowy Mountain Rivers
On 27 October 2017 at 20:10, Tim wrote: Hi, I was watching a fly fishing show of the Willow Grub being used in NZ waters. Any idea of the success rate if used in the Snowies around Thredbo area? Regards, Tim     Reply: Chatto 28 October 201...
The original thing was pink and white and was tied by Graham White of Darwin the early 80's. It got its name "pink thing" when one of his mates asked for "a lend of one of those pink things". Whilst the "pink thing" was tied as a barra fly it has tu...
Articulated poppers
As a teaser a popper will often excite pelagics such as trevally and queenies and give you the chance to present a more conventional fly. These articulated poppers are as simple as it gets. Thread your tippet through the hole in the simple closed cel...
Clouser minnow
The Clouser in my view is the quintessential salt water fly. It can be tied in sizes to suit Bream or Billfish and with the correct dressing and size is equally at home in saltwater, trout and bass fisheries....
Salty BMS
This is a inexpensive fly to tie that works well on bream as a specific targeted species or as a second fly fished about a meter above a say a mud prawn or estuary fly....
Claret carrot
Based on the design of the carrot fly this version is particularly appealing to fish feeding on emerging Mayfly in Tasmania's central and western lake. ...
Propeller fly
This fly swims well and the propeller at the front adds an element of action that fish find enticing. You can tie this fly in any colour combination to mimic the colour of some of the more popular lure colurs that your mates that fish the "dark side"...
Red and orange spinner
The term 'spinner' refers to that stage in a Dun's life cycle when it has moved off the water or, vegetation etc. after drying its wings. The adult or imago of all Mayflies, Caddis flies and Midges can technically be regarded as spinners. The followi...

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