Added to the online fly patterns is the 'Flatface'. This fly is designed for bottom feeders, and in particular the flathead. It is a fly with plenty of inbuilt movement and a great fly for beginners to get their teeth into. Jon Makim's choice of colours are not by chance, but from proven capture rates. Read it now and get tying.
Welcome to Fly Angler, dedicated to providing information on saltwater and freshwater fly fishing in Australia and New Zealand.
Fly Angler online has articles from around the globe focused on places, techniques, ideas and good old fashioned yarns.
We have an extensive fly tying library, including videos, of some of Australia’s most effective fly patterns, as tied by the experts.
Download some of free wallpapers to give you some inspiration while working!
You can also buy back issues from the former print component of Fly Angler magazine, Australia’s only fly fishing magazine dedicated to non-introduced species.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
We regret to inform you that we will be suspending publication of the print magazine side of Fly Angler for the foreseeable future. While newsagent sales and subscriber sales were excellent, there was not enough advertising to sustain our publication, with every indication that this was likely to remain the case for some time given the current economic condition.
Fly Angler Publishing Pty Ltd will remain a fully established company as we have other interests and as such will be keeping the name, trademarks, intellectual property and all other components of the company. Our website will remain and continue to print articles online when available and to promote those advertisers who supported us.
I am proud of the magazines we have produced over the past two years. I would like to thank all of you for your great words and photographs, support, advice and assistance.
We have sent letters to all subscribers notifying them they will be reimbursed for all remaining subscription fees and the process to contact us.
I really enjoy watching John Haenke’s videos from his Fishing DVD stable. A new branch of his company, www.theflyfishingdvd.com, aims to capture the online viewing market by offering downloadable videos for a minimal cost. From what I have seen of his latest offering, he is doing things right.
Sight fishing is what I enjoy most. Watching his latest offering, sight fishing to big threadfin in the Great Sandy Straits near Hervey Bay, is EXTRAORDINARY.
the latest online
library, Peter Morse opens the door on using your rod correctly to land fish. "We can read endless texts on casting techniques and of
the casting properties of rods (just try staying up late with an FFF casting instructors chat site and you’ll see what I mean) but the end use, that of landing a fish effectively, is mostly overlooked and very under taught. We need to study fish fighting as industriously as we study fly tying, knots and rigs, and casting, to learn what is the best shaped bend in a rod, how much pressure we can put on a fish through a particular 10 weight or 8 weight, what happens to the rod and that pressure when angles change, what are the best methods for beating up different fish in different situations, what are the worst, and in particular how do rods get broken during a fight (here’s a clue, its not the fish)? I thought it was time we took a closer look at these essential tools that are at the heart of our sport, particularly how we use them once they’ve served their initial purpose of delivering the fly to the fish.