Christmas Dinner with John Philbrick

Christmas Dinner with John Philbrick


John Philbrick…















John hardly needs any introduction.


He joined the VFFA in 1970 and has been a hard-working and very significant contributor ever since. He was editor of the newsletter for 13 years, was president for the period 2002 – 2004, and was endorsed as a Life Member in 2004.

John is also recognized as a fly fisher of considerable talent. His Philbrick Nymph remains a very popular and effective pattern for the Tasmanian lakes, and he was a prime mover in developing the now famous and justifiably popular wade-polaroiding technique used in sunny conditions on those Tasmanian highland lakes.

John has assured us that his presentation at this year’s Christmas Dinner will be both informative and entertaining. He is a gifted and popular speaker with a lively sense of humour, and we are undoubtedly in for a fabulous night.

He has indicated that not only will he be telling the story of the evolution of Philbrick’s Nymph and how he discovered the strategy of polaroiding in the waves,
but he will supply two nymphs tied by himself to all who attend and will also explain how to blend the furs to tie this fly.




... and his nymph factory













Mark in in your diaries – VFFA Christmas Dinner, Thursday December 13 at the Kelvin Club, meeting at 6:30 for a 7:00 pm commencement.