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Dec 17 2010

Jeff Cassidy

I have been tying flies for many years now and have a keen interest in Fly fishing for Trout, Bass, Saratoga and the many estuary species that frequent South East Queensland, Australia.

I tie flies for all these types of fish and that keeps me busy. Since February 2006, I have established a fly tying business called Fresh and Saltwater Fly Designs Australia which has a website and a place in my home to run the show and tie the flies for my clients. It keeps me busy and has many added advantages with meeting and talking to people from all around the world about flies and fly tying.

I have included a photo of one of my recent captures of a Saratoga which are a native fish of Australia and a great fighting, fly taking fish. I caught this beauty on my Taransky cane 5 wt fly rod, a Payne 101 taper.



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Snowy Mountain Hopper

The Snowy Mountain Hopper is based on the beautiful yellow winged locust , (Gastrimargus Musicus). They can fly in large, even plague propotions durin ...

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The Bass Vampire- Mark II

 A variant on the Bass Vampire Special and has caught it's fair share of Australian Bass recently. I can't see why it wouldn'y be just as success ...

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Dad's Favourite

This dry fly has it's origins in New Zealand and is a favourite fly there. I also fish this fly here in Australia and it is one of my favourite dry fl ...

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The Early Morning Emerger

This fly is tied with off white deer hair tail and brush with pale Badger hackle and a stripped peacock herl body. A great fly for the early morning r ...


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  • Instructions: YouTube

The Bass Vampire Special

The Bass Vampire Special

  • Uploaded: Dec 18, 2010
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  • Instructions: YouTube

The Classic Hare's Ear Nymph

Great nymph pattern features a double dubbing loop which makes for a durable fly.

  • Uploaded: Dec 19, 2010
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  • Instructions: YouTube

The Polar Fibre Minnow

Great estuary fly.

  • Uploaded: Dec 19, 2010
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  • Instructions: YouTube

The Pheasant and Badger

A good hopper pattern for the New England Tablelands, Australia. This fly is deadly when tied as a #12 or # 14 on a Daiichi hook. Palmered Badger hack ...

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