We have an overall winner for the Lockdown Fly Tying competition. Well done to Wellington tier James Rankin and a great big "Thank You" to the great team at Taupo Rod and Tackle. Please support them, they are neat guys and have a great range of tackle both in store and online.
Lockdown Fly Tying Challenge
Hi to all affiliated fishing clubs and NZ Fly tying Facebook groups!
I am El Presidente of the Kapiti Fly Fishing Club and together with Shirley Fraser, the President of the Taupo Fishing Club, we have been pondering how we can use the lock down time period in a fun way and to encourage communication between our clubs so that when we come out of COVID-19 we may have a few more friends.
We, Kapiti Fly Fishing Club challenge all other clubs ( affiliated with NZFFA or not)and their followers to enter our fly tying challenge.
RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. Competition will be run on Facebook platform as it's easy. 2. Clubs to decide whether to do their challenge on an open or closed form group. 3. Flies can be any type including salt water ones 4. Flies must be tied during the competition period 5. Tyers can make multiple Posts 6. Clubs close off is Friday 10th April 7. Club winners will be decided by the "Most Likes" 8. Each club then submit their winning tie to the Taupo Fishing Club open Facebook page. 9. Completion closes on April 22nd. Winner decided by *Most Likes* 10. No prizes at this stage. 11. Open to NZ residents or fishos stuck in NZ
Note: This has been cobbled together in a hurry however the whole aim is to encourage participation amongst our community and have a bit of fun doing so. Any debate around the Rules then Shirley Fraser and I will adjudicate.
Please share this amongst your clubs and to NZ based Facebook tying forums. I am not sure how this will work out but its sure as hell has got me fired up.
Keep safe and get tying!
Michael Murphy Kapiti Fly Fishing Club
TJ and his trophy trout
February 2020 Club Night
Come and join us at our Monday 24th February Club night and hear club member Tane Moletta give us a talk on “How my freshwater fly fishing improved my sea fishing”.
Kapiti Fly Fishing Club have a number of members who actively participate in the fast growing sport of Salt Water Fly Fishing. It will be a fun night!
Few club members took two Takacats to the Ruamahanga on 9 Februrary 2020 for a fun day exploring the river. One got a monster (haha) Kahawai and another lost a nice brownie.
We don't just fish backcountry rivers and some of us just love exploring.
Come join us!
Fun Night and Casting Clinic
KFFC members met on the evening of 27 January 2020 at the Otaihanga Domain for both casting tuition and a New Year get together. Lots of lies were told and new friendships formed.
With expert tuition from both Gordon Baker and Tony Jacques our members got huge value for minimal cost . Fly fishing is all about being "Out there doing it". Fresh air, exercise, fun, friendship and it's so good for the Soul. Some say it is the New Yoga.
Come join us in 2020 .
Club Trip, Wairarapa, December 2019
We didn't see a rise all day, but a solid 4lb brown happily inhaled blowfly imitation today, while exploring new waters in the Wairarapa.
Club Trip, Retaruke, November 2019
Great weekend away with great mates fishing the Taranaki region literally the back off beyond. The Blue duck station and Retaruke river was stunning.
Winter Fly Tying Sessions
I had heard that I could " add a bit of red in the thorax" so I did but I also added a metallic abdomen. Crikey, when will I stop adding stuff? Anyway The Kapiti Fly Fishing club does lots of exciting stuff, including running Winter Fly tying sessions. If you want to learn to tie neater ones than mine then join up and book in. Size 18# and 16# little black dries.