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President’s Flyline LinkWhat a tremendous turnout from members for our last monthly Club night … possibly thebest ever. Club members Don Clementson, Mike Kirkpatrick, Zane Mirfin and ChrisClenshaw combined to do a fantastic job, speaking on various ways of changing ‘the game’when regular techniques aren’t working. Members responded with plenty of interest andsome excellent questions. All-in-all a great night and members are to be congratulated forshowing such wonderful support.Mike Kirkpatrick then kindly followed up his presentation with morning session on Saturday28th at the Waimea River, demonstrating his long leader system and providing memberswith an opportunity to use his setups on the water. Despite the misfortune of a strongwind, most who attended were able to manage casting the long leaders well andappreciate how they might assist or improve their own presentation. Mike also arrangedanother on-water demonstration for members on July 5th and the Club really appreciatesMike giving up his time to assist members with these demos.The full day ‘First Steps’ Fly Fishing Course for beginners, due to be run on Sunday July6th had to be postponed unfortunately. However as result of over subscription andinterest from other members who couldn’t make the initial date, I have decided to add anadditional course as well. The new courses will now be run on Sunday July 20th andSunday August 17th. Some members who expressed an interest but could not attend theinitial planned date, may find one of the new dates more suitable. There are now someextra spots available so contact me at: [email protected] … if you wish to attend. Thecourse is free to members and will run from 0930-1630 on both days.Fly Tying meetings on the first Tuesday of every month have unfortunately been less wellattended in the last few months and sadly, unless there is more interest, it looks likethese may well have to go into recess again after next month’s meeting. This is a pityafter a great show of interest when we first resurrected them, but when only three or fourmembers turn up, it’s pretty clear that the interest simply isn’t there. For anyone who isinterested in learning fly tying, or would just like to tie flies in the company of other clubmembers, the next planned night on Tuesday August 5th will still be run as a beginners’night under the guidance of some of the Club’s more experienced members.Our next meeting on July 16th is the AGM. The night also includes our annual prize givingand quiz night followed with some hot food and drink. The tenor of the night is for moreof a social meeting … and so I promise business will be kept to the minimum. Don’t beafraid that you going to be ‘roped’ unwillingly onto the Committee, as most of theexisting committee have put up their hand to return for another term. However I wouldstill encourage any members who would like to help run the affairs of the Club, to puttheir name in the hat for election … a bit of competition and new blood is always a goodthing.So … let’s have another great turnout and make it a fun evening … I look forward to seeingas many of you as possible at our AGM on Wednesday, July 16th.Tightlines Tony EntwistleCover Photo: The winner for the June Photo Competition by popular vote atthe June meeting was \"Early morning anticipation Lake Poerua\" By BrianRichards. 3

Club ContactsExecutive:President: Tony Entwistle 5444565 [email protected] President: Ray Day 5441245 [email protected]: Bruce McLean 5480066 [email protected]: Ray Day 5441245 [email protected] Editor and Webmaster: Graham Carter 07 8551833 [email protected] 021 02600437Committee Scott Ingram 5441605 [email protected] Peter Lawler 5489753 [email protected] Maree Peter 522 4166 [email protected] Mathew Williams 5445996 [email protected] James Jemson 7443123 [email protected] Don Clementson 5448867 [email protected] and Greet New Members Ray Day and Pete LawlerFishing trips James Macdonald [email protected] 03 5403520Fly Tying Convenor Tony EntwistleClub Librarian Lois Rutherfurd 022 6010642Trophy Master Lois Rutherfurd [email protected] Sponsorship & Newsletter Advertising Ray DayClub Speakers: Tony EntwistleClub Night Tea/Coffee: Lester HigginsNewsletter Distribution: Dennis EalamLife Members: 2007 John Willis 2012 Graham CarterPast Presidents: 06-08 Lester Higgins 08-09 Ross Walker04-06 Richard Boyden 11-13 Ray Day 13- Tony Entwistle09-11 Dennis Ealam THE NELSON TROUT FISHING CLUBMeets once a month at: Fish and Game Offices, 66 Champion Road, Richmond. Normally the 3rd Wednesday of the month 7.00pm. Please phone 5440066 if unsure. Any views or opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the committee, club or editor.

The Nelson Trout Fishing ClubExecutive and Committee Nomination FormI hereby nominate:………………………………………(name) (Cross Out President Non applicable) Vice President Secretary Treasurer CommitteeNominator’s Name and Signature:……………………………..Seconded by:…………………………………………………….Nominee’s Signature:…………………………………………… ANNUAL CLUB AUCTION 20th AUGUST 2014Thanks to Cameron Reid who will again be organizing our auction. Cameron is ready for your selling instructions Ways to help him out Pre list with Cameron any items you have for sale. Don't forget to clearly indicate your selling intentions.Is it a donation to the club or do you wish to have it sold on behalf of etc. Cameron's e-mail address [email protected] 5

July.... CLUB MEETINGSAugustSeptember AGM... Quiz night Social Hour. Drinks nibbles etc.October Annual Auction Depending on availability and to be confirmed Guest speaker. Early season Trout Fishing tactics. AGM - 7pm 16th July 2014 Fish & Game Rooms, 66 Champion Road, Richmond Come and have your say as to the future direction of your club. The formal part of the meeting will be followed by a Quiz and social timeSupper and refreshmentsBruce McLean, SecretaryE-mail [email protected] 03 548 0066 \"FLY TYING FOR BEGINNERS\" 7pm, 5th August, Fish & Game Rooms, Richmond Learn the basics of fly tying Understand the principals Learn to handle the tools Understand the style of the flies Learn to tie flies suitable to our local area Understand the secrets of the fly Tie your own fly And then feel the excitement and achievement of catching a fish on the fly you tied Learn from our own experienced fly tiers Equipment supplied Register your interest with Tony Entwistle Ph 5444565 or [email protected] 6

NELSON TROUT FISHING CLUB AGM 2013-2014Call to order: The AGM was called to order at 7.40pm on 17 July 2013 at theNelson Fish & Game Offices in Champion Road Richmond. by Ray Day thepresiding President.Members and Visitors Present.Opening Remarks: Ray welcomed the large gathering of 31 members and visitorsto this AGM.Apologies: Graham Carter, Heinz Reber, Ian Bowman, Peter Vella, Henry SulserJohn & Wendy Mills-Ramage, Maree Peter, Scott Ingram & Zane Mirfin will be inlater. Moved apologies be accepted. Terry Kelso/ Dennis Ealam Carried.Minutes of previous AGM 2011/12: \"The minutes of the 2012/13 AGM ascirculated by e-mail to The Nelson Trout Fishing Club’s members on Thursday 11July 2013 be approved.\" Moved, James Jemson / Bruce McLean. Passed.Matters Arising: No matters arose from the minutes.President's Report: Moved that the report be received. Ray Day/Terry Kelso.PassedTreasures Report: Presented. Moved that the report be adopted. Rob Hayes/James Macdonald. Passed.Annual Subscription Costs: It was moved that the Annual Subscription remain atthe current scale for the coming financial year\". Being: Full Subscription withnewsletter delivered by post $50.00; Full Subscription with newsletter collectedat meeting or by e-mail $40.00; Out of District- $20; To have newsletterdelivered by post $30.00; Junior - Newsletter by e-mail only No charge;Moved by Peter Williams/ Brian O‘Sullivan. Passed.Auditor Appointed: No Auditor appointedGeneral BusinessNeed for Auditor: As the Financial Statement had not been audited there was noreport from Ian Kearney.There was a short discussion on the need for a club like ours to actually have thefinancial statement audited.From this discussion it was moved “That the Committee look into the lawregarding the need for this club to have the financial Statements Audited ornot.” Rob Hayes/ James Macdonald…..CarriedLetter of thanks: The meeting requested the Secretary to convey to GrahamCarter the club’s appreciation for the effort Graham has put into being ournewsletter editor and webmaster. Carried by acclamationTrophies: Lois Rutherfurd was introduced as Trophy Master to present this yearsawards. Lois expressed her disappointment in the lack of interest shown by theclub in the competitions. Lois put to the club the question as to whether weshould continue with the competitions or put our efforts into somethingdifferent. 7

Trophy winners for the year ending July 2013 were:Heaviest Trout Local Fishing District Gerhard Krewitt 9lbHeaviest Trout outside Local Fishing District Graham Carter 8.5lbHeaviest Trout Tongariro River N/AHeaviest Trout Spin fishing N/ABest Conditioned Trout N/AFly Casting Distance Cameron Reid 24.45mFly Casting Accuracy Henry SulserSpin Casting Distance Henry SulselSpin Casting Accuracy Richard BoydenFly Tying award N/ALadies Spin Casting Distance Jenny Walker 24.2mBest Newsletter Story Leo ThomasBest Newsletter Front Cover Photo Chris ClenshawThe Gumboot Award Ray DayServices to the Club Bruce McLeanELECTION OF THE CLUB EXECUTIVEElection of President: The retiring President Ray Day left the table and handedthe meeting's management to the Secretary.The Secretary called for nominations for the position of President,Tony Entwistle Moved Bruce McLean/Dennis EalamThere being no other nominations…Tony Entwistle, ElectedElection of Committee Members: At the new President’s request for Ray Day toremain in the chair for the remainder of the meeting Ray then called fornominations for the remaining committee positions.1. Nominations were requested for the position of Vice President.Disappointingly no nomination was received for Vice President.2. Nominations were requested for the position of Treasurer.Ray Day nominated James Macdonald/Scott IngramThere being no other nominations. Ray Day was Elected3. Nominations were requested for the position of Secretary, Bruce McLeanMoved Richard Boyden/James Jemson.There being no other nominations. Bruce McLean was elected.4. Nominations were requested for the position of Editor. Graham Carter wasnominated and has accepted this previously. Moved Dennis Ealam/Judy PriceNo other nominations were received Graham Carter was elected.5. Nominations the remaining Committee positions three required.Scott Ingram Moved Lois Rutherfurd/Bruce McLeanJames Jemson Moved Ray Day/Lester HigginsPeter Lawler Moved Ray Day/Lester HigginsDon Clementson Moved Ray Day/Lester HigginsMaree Peter Moved Ray Day/Lester HigginsMatt Williams Moved Ray Day/Lester Higgins

There being no other nominations the new president requested all thosenominated should remain on the committee and we forgo a ballot. All sixmembers were elected.7. Fishing Trip Convenor: James Macdonald has indicated his willingness to stayon in this position.8. Trophy Master and Librarian: Lois Rutherfurd has indicated her willingness tostay on in these positions.9. Newsletter distribution: Dennis Ealam has indicated his willingness tocontinue in this role.Any Other Business: Richard Boyden Moved that the new committee make allefforts to get a Fly Tying School going. Seconded Peter WilliamsIn discussion Richard explained there is a trophy for Fly Tying Excellence whichwas this past year not competed for. And we should be having a fly tying schoolso as to learn new techniques, flies and to have better challenges. The motionwas put to the meeting CarriedMeeting closed 8.20 pm. Followed be a quiz and a social get together with foodand refreshments.Last month we published an article on skin cancer submitted by Fred Frahm.Fred sent the club newsletter (the one with his article about skin cancer) to afew pals and here are a couple of replies. Beware, there seems to be a lot of itgoing around.Fred,When they took the skin from your ear, did it reduce your hearing orimprove your smell??I know.... typical Marine Corps sicko aviator humor but am glad they got ahead ofit. I've had to have splotches burned off my face every time I get my annualphysical - and I'm still as ugly as ever! Bob (in Montana)FredAbout middle of last year I had a healthy sized BCC cut out the end of my nose, 9stitches in all. All OK now, just not quite so nosey any more!!Over the years I've had numerous BCC's and one Melanoma cut out so there's lessof me each year, not to mention brain cells!I do six monthly skin checks, but could do better with sun block application. I'vebeen told that Queensland is the worlds skin cancer capital, but as you mentionNZ is pretty bad, I've also been told that 80% of the damage is done prior to 20years of age , tell those grand kids, no hat no play.Cheers mate and try and not sneeze too much. Piers (formerly of Motueka, nowin Brisbane) 9

Mike Kirkpatrick’s “Long Leader System”By James JemsonOne of the main reasons Mike uses a long leader system is that most leadersystems have a weakness – and Mike believes that his long leader set up gets overthese inherent weaknesses.The main issue Mike has found with other leader systems is energy loss during thecast, affecting the smoothness, length, and accuracy of the cast. Mike has foundthat the long leader system is a great help in improving your casts.Mike also mentioned that the long leader system is a great help in landing yourfly outside of a fish’s “alert zone” – an area about 6 feet ahead of and behind afish, where the fish is particularly suspicious of anything perceived as“unnatural” coming into its environment. The long leader allows you to presentthe fly to the fish so that it’s more enticing and natural when it first sees it.In using the long leader, it’s important not to force your cast, and give the linethe time to fully extend forwards and backwards, and keep the cast smooth. It’salso noticeable that the newer rods work better with long leaders, as they arebetter at transmitting the power in a cast from rod to the leader.A transition system makes the long leader work, where the leader has an eventaper from the fly to the end of the leader. The transition is achieved by usingvarying lengths of poly leader to 6X to 4X to 2X etc. to the tippet, with differentlengths of each “bit” to suit each individual. Mike giving instruction to members on applying his Long Leader System

Although the total length of the leader can be up to 22 feet, from experiencewith many anglers, both novice and experienced, Mike has found that once theymaster the use of the long leader, their casting accuracy and smoothnessimproves, mainly due to the transfer of energy from rod to the cast, due to thetransition effect of the tapering of line in the long leader.Following his talk at our club meeting, Mike kindly offered members theopportunity to see and try his “Long Leader System” for themselves on the river.After the offer was extended, an influx of over 20 replies wishing to attend cameflooding in. Mike discussing with members the benefits of using his Long Leader SystemWith such a number, it was decided to have two sessions on separate weekends,allowing members a choice of venue. Unfortunately because of commitments ortiming a number of applicants would miss out.The first session started as planned, except for a strong wind blowing almostdirectly downstream. Undeterred, the 10 members attending paid full attentionto Mike's opening discussions, while he readied eight rods with reels loaded withfloating lines and his secret ingredient “The Long Leader System”For today's demonstration Mike chose a total length of leader of about 20 feet(two rod lengths plus).One of the big fears most of us had (and rightly so from experience) especially atthe netting stage of landing that prize trout was that the join between the flyline and the start of the leader would be a hindrance, and snag in the top andsmaller guides causing a break off!!!!This fear was soon dispelled, as Mike described and gave his reasoning on how hebuilds his leaders, and the material used. It only took an examination of hishandiwork to see the extra time spent on preparing the line to leader joint in a“Long Leader System” was not only a necessity, but simply made sense. Inexperiencing Mike's system in real time by casting on the water, it was great tosee how the line to leader joint just ran through the guides without snagging -the fears were gone.As for any problems and fears of casting a long leader in a strong wind, Mike'sinstruction and demonstration soon had us convinced that his “Long LeaderSystem” could still deliver a beautifully presented fly even in suchcircumstances.I’m sure after Mike's demonstrations; more of our members will be more thanwilling to adopt his “Long Leader System” for their own use.

Fishing the Motueka with Don ClementsonBy Peter A WilliamsDon Clementson gave us a detailed explanation of how he fishes the Motueka,with emphasis on the downstream method. As Don said, when it comes fishingthe fly, most of it was tried and tested years ago.Indeed, most of what Don told us can be found somewhere in the literature,often under descriptors such as ”fishing the wee wets” or the “ Leisenring lift”( novelty with Don’s talk was that he put it nicely together with his totalapproach to a typical Motueka pool. The Motueka is seldom an easy river to fish,particularly the broad flat stretches and Don explained his methods areparticularly suited to such water.Pools on the Motueka are classic trout water, a broad rapid or run at the top withbroken water easing out into a fairly well defined pool with the water flowingfaster and deeper down the far bank from the angler (Section A). This side oftenhas willows overhanging the water even at very low flows. As it slows it maybecome deeper still but with no broken water at the surface (Section B). Finally,it becomes shallower right across with very slow current (Section C). Donexplained fish lie all through this water at different times but they requiredifferent approaches and methods for each of these 3 sections.The top Section A is classic nymphing water and the angler should start whereshown on the figure above and use the standard up-stream nymphing techniquewith an indicator and a weighted fly. (Don’t just walk up the bank to reach thisspot either, but keep well back from the edge.)There is usually not much chance of scaring a fish from here using this method, inpart because of the broken water. Below Section A, fish are often much morescary and difficult to approach, although there is usually enough current in

Section B to obscure individual rises (if they are on the job anyway!) as shown inSection C.These two lower Sections are where Don’s technique comes into its own. Hemostly uses a weighted nymph and casts slightly up or more often than notstraight across as far into the willows as he can without getting snagged. Fromthen on, the line is followed downstream with the rod held fairly high and oftenin a series of mends, sometimes using the reach method if the water isparticularly deep, as in the illustration below. This gives the fly time to sink.Note though, the flow is reversed to the illustration above.The fly may be taken during the dead drift, particularly if the fly is near thebottom but more usually as it lifts of the bottom at the very beginning of theswing across. One has to imagine a fish sitting on or near the bottom withsomething in the column coming towards it that suddenly starts to dart away.This was the moment Jim Leisenring waited for, but I think his method was moreakin to the Czech nymph technique than Don’s “right across the Mot” techniqueSection C is hardest of all and it is here the fish are more often seen rising, orindeed, can be more often be seen as well.Jim Ring once said if the fish could see you it was all over, or words to thateffect. So in the quiet tails of the Motueka, Don always approaches from abovethe fish.There is less mucking around with mending here too, because the current isslower, and besides, too much lifting and flipping will scare fish. More about fliesbelow, but in this section, the fly can often be fished right on the surface of justbelow the surface. 13

Don uses an indicator in Section A and also in Section B at times, but seldom inSection C…at least that’s what I think he said. But more often, he just tries tokeep in contact with the fly.As for gear, “nothing special”, a 5-6 wt rod and floating line and a good longleader, say a rod and a half, with 4-6 pound Maxima (a man after my own heart!)Flies, well up towards the top of the pool in Section A, a 12-14 sized weightednymph and a smaller sized 16 tied truck-and trailer if there is a good flow, butone fly will do in lower flows.In Section B Don is a bit more controversial you could say, and certainly he keepsit simple. A tungsten bead and copper wire, no dubbing, but just a whiff of fur orhackle at the front like the ones below, size 14 or 16, perhaps with a splash ofcrystal flash for a tailIf the water is particularly deep here, a truck and trailer system can be used too.If they are actually rising, then here too, no weight is used.Further downstream its No. 16s, and again very simple. A bit of peacock herlround the shank and a turn and a half of hen hackle will do it, said Don.Later on in the evening Zane Mirfin talked of the old English wet flies like thesethat would do the job too. They no doubt represent a rising caddis or mayfly oreven an emerger stuck in the surface film if fished right on the top.In fact, Zane turned up late, at the back, in the middle of Don’s talk. In hisinimitable style Don called out quick as a flash,” Mirfin, you’re late, where’s yournote?” Thanks to Don for a very good talk.What line is on it?By Peter WilliamsHow many times have you heard the following at a fishing club auction, whensomeone holds up a reel and line?“What line is on it?”“I don’t know, probably a floating line, maybe a 6 wt. or 7 wt., I can’t tell.”

Fly lines must be one of the most expensive pieces of gear you can buy where,once it is taken out of the packet and loaded onto a reel, the next fellow has toguess what it is!! Scientific Anglers Laser line have the line labeled up front, butmost manufacturers give no indication on the line itself. Someday someone elsewill get their hands on my lines, and as I ditch them when they start to crack, allwill be worth having, provided what they are can be determined.Here is the system I use, and forgive me if I state the obvious. 1. Lines can be either double taper or forward taper and this is easy to see…..just run the line off and if it has a very long thin section in the middle it is a forward taper. If it is thicker in the middle of the line it is a double taper. Also, some lines are shooting heads, which are short heavy sinking lines attached to very thin running line of a different colour. These too are obvious. 2. Line weight, e.g., 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 etc. 3. Whether the line is floating, sinking, or floating with a sink tip. 4. Whether it is a fresh water (most of my lines) or salt water fly line. I have developed a system of bars and colours right at the end of the fly line itself where it joins the backing. (Putting all this up front is possible, but it does not last, although I do have simply the line weight there, which I find very helpful). The bars start at the far end, i.e. near the backing line. First, whether double taper or forward taper. If the line is a double taper there is a green mark, and if there is no green mark, it is a forward taper. The second set (or the first, if there is no green mark) is the line weight. This works on the system like Roman numerals. A thick (3mm) bar in black is a No 5. A line with an additional thin (1mm) bar to the left (i.e., towards the backing) of this thick bar is No 4, and additional thin bars to the right indicate a No 6, 7, 8 etc., e.g., an 8wt line has a thick black bar and 3 thin bars to the right (i.e. towards the tip).Then a wide (1 cm at least) space until the mark indicating whether the line isfloating or sinking etc.Floating lines have a red bar.Sinking lines a black bar (if the line is not too dark to show!).Slow sinking lines have black bar followed by a red bar.Sink tip lines have a red bar followed by a black bar.Finally, a cm or so further along, if it is a salt water line it has an orange bar.Simple really. If you want to mark your own lines with felt pens, any colourswould do, and I suggest you practice on a piece of paper. Oh, and leave a copy ofthe “code” lying around your fishing gear for others to follow. 15

Zane Mirfin on Soft HacklesZane started his presentation with a couple of observations:There is always more to be learned.It is interesting when techniques developed for one style of fishing can beincorporated into other styles; e.g. from sea angling to fly fishing for trout.Zane admitted to a life spent devouring books on how to catch fish, right the wayback to “The Compleat Angler” by Izaak Walton, first published in 1563, throughto “The Practical Angler” by W.C. Stewart, subtitled “The art of trout fishingmore particularly applied to clear water”, published in 1857, to an American,Sylvester Nemes’ The Soft-Hackled Fly in 1975. Nemes also wrote a follow up in1981 called “The Soft-Hackled Fly Addict and up until 2006 was still writing bookson Soft Hackle Flies. All of these books touch on the development of Soft Hackleconcepts over the last four and a half centuries.What are “Soft Hackle Flies”? According to Jack Gartside “The most basicversion of the soft-hackle fly consists of a hook shank wrapped with thread, floss,or peacock herl and a hackle (partridge, grouse, hen or some other soft-hackledbird) wound around the forward part of the shank. Here the hackle suggests thelegs or emergent wings of various insects such as caddis or mayflies. Slightlymore elaborate versions include a small thorax of dubbed fur just behind thehackle. Others —often more specifically imitative of a mayfly nymph—will sport atail and perhaps a body of dubbed fur, in which case the fly is often referred toas a soft-hackle nymph or \"flymph,\" a type popularized by Leisenring and Hidy.However you tie it, the soft hackle wet fly deserves an honored place in your flybox.” See: typical Soft Hackle fly box is shown in the attached photo (Figure 1) andfurther examples are shown at the following site: always fished with just one fly, whereas Stewart fished up to five at atime. Soft Hackle flies can be fished in the surface film so that you can see thetake; i.e. an indicator is not required. You can fish these flies both up- anddownstream. According to Nemes, “After a dozen fish, the fly will be spareenough”.Zane contends that you can use Soft Hackle Flies to cover much of the water thatmost fishermen overlook; i.e. rather than heading straight for the head of thepool, the remainder of the pool can be covered to catch fish that you may not beable to see but are assuredly there. The flies can be tied on large hooks (e.g. #6,8, 10) with flashy colours so that the fish can see the fly in turbid water. Well-known Turangi fishing guide, Peter Church, has pointed out that Soft Hackle Fliescan be employed very effectively on the Tongariro.

In addition, Zane recommends that when tying Soft Hackle Flies you considerusing easily obtained hackles from, e.g. starlings or blackbirds rather than buyingexpensive partridge hackles. “Use quality hooks” stresses Zane, “for example,Kamasan”, which are available in NZ.Figure 1: Typical Soft Hackle Fly boxZane also recommends that you do not go below 4X fluorocarbon when fishing onthe Motueka (i.e. 6.8lb, 2.8kg tippet). Some tricks that can be employed whenfishing Soft Hackle Flies include (a) tapping the rod during the drift, or (b)jiggling the line using the rod tip while the flies are drifting; both these give theflies some “life”. If using more than one fly, the “truck-and-trailer” technique oftying two flies together is not recommended. Zane prefers using a techniquedesigned originally for going after snapper with a set-line and sliding droppertraces, with knots in the tippet between which flies can easily slide (Figure 2);use a surgeon’s knot as opposed to a blood knot (which can break).Another rig employs either two Soft Hackle Flies or one weighted nymph and onesoft hackle (see Figure 3) with an extended tag from the surgeon’s knot ontowhich the upper fly is tied. The surgeon’s knot is better with lighter tippet than ablood knot because it is more aerodynamic and stronger on a direct pull from ahooked trout. Or use a crane swivel (Figure 4) with heavy line down to theswivel and 4X tippet to the two flies (i.e. a transfer of blue cod fishingtechnology to trout fishing). 17

Above Left: Figure 2: Hook allowed to drift between knots in the tippet Above: Figure 3: Rig for two Soft Hackle Flies or one weighted nymph & a Soft Hackle Fly Left: Figure 4: Crane swivel Personalize your fly boxes with computer cut lettering to customize your fly boxes. Could be your name, dry flies, nymphs, weighted, unweighted, streamers etc… Clear layer added to ensure they don’t come off. $6.00 per box or four boxes for $20.00 Contact Mike Kirkpatrick on 5459115

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