Over the past winter, we’ve set up a private fly tying studio in Launceston, to supply our famed patterns for Australian fly fishers. Featuring 1864 classics such as the Faswater Dun and Mini WMD Hopper, we’ve also released a few of our secret guiding patterns, including the Blue Damsel and Woolly Caddis. All orders are…

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Tacky Fly Boxes – now in stock after taking out best new accessory at the recent International Fly Tackle Dealers show. A slim box with ‘tacky’ (grippy) slit-rubber design that won’t wear out like foam inserts, heat resistant so it won’t de-laminate, and constructed with crush resistent poly carbonate. This is my new favourite box! http://flyshop1864.com.au/shop/accessories/tacky-fly-boxes-now-in-stock/ Also in stock…

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The theme for our September fly tying competition was baitfish, with Scott’s ‘ B.R. Minnows’ whitebait pattern taking out top gong. It is a very functional fly, perfect for fishing subsurface with little or no retrieve. The body was innovative, blending EP Fibres and Orvis Ice dub, which was then stacked, packed and trimmed to form the…

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The theme for the August fly tying competition was caddis, and I expected to see a lot of Stick Caddis and pupae-style nymphs among the entries. Whilst the stick patterns were popular, the winner was actually an innovative caddis emerger pattern from Harry, a local Launceston teenager. Well done Harry, your $50 voucher is waiting for…

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We are pleased to announce that we are again offering our fly tying classes from April 2013. Come in and learn to tie for the first time, or develop your skills during our intermediate classes, and tie some of our favourite patterns. Stay tuned for dates, or register your interest with Simone, in-store. Thanks, Dan and Simone.…

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