Red Shadow Lure with John Hey – Original tie by Robert Bragg

Red Shadow Trout Lure

Red Shadow – Original Tie by Robert Bragg Red Shadow Trout Lure. with John Hey It was still November and early season when Owen and I went down after work to fish the Ashley River. We arrived about 8pm and proceeded down towards the mouth. Owen is a good angler when it comes to teaching a bully to swim, and a few nights earlier had caught a couple More...

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Parsons' Glory
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Parsons’ Glory Trout Lure with John Hey

Parsons’ Glory Parsons’ Glory Trout Lure with John Hey Strange as it may sound my favourite lure for searun trout fishing in Canterbury is a well known Taupo fly called the Parsons Glory. I’ve More...

Mrs Simpson Trout lure.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Mrs Simpson Trout Killer Pattern with Allan Burgess

Nowadays the chocolate brown “church window” feathers from higher up on the bird are also used. It would be a shame to waste these feathers. With such a natural variation of feather patterns and colours More...

Woolly Buggar Trout Lures.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 4th, 2015
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Winter Trout Flies with John Hey

Woolly Buggar Trout Lures. Winter Trout Flies by John Hey My first adventure with winter fishing was at Lake Coleridge, back in the early eighties. There was 12 inches of snow on the ground. While we were sitting More...

Woosters Silvery featured image
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Wooster’s Silvery – Canterbury Sea-run Trout Fishing Lure

Wooster’s Silvery Wooster’s Silvery – modern tie. I first fished the Wooster ‘s Silvery lure in the Waimakariri River for sea-run trout over twenty years ago. I remember it as being a deadly More...

Goldhead Woolly Buggar
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Woolly Buggar Trout Fly

Woolly Buggars: (from top): Grey, Oliver, Brown, Olive and Black. Once the marabou tail becomes wet it takes on a sinuous pulsing action trough the water. Woolly Buggar Trout Fly I remember some years ago being More...

Black rabbit trout night lure featured
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Rabbit Trout Lure Colours

Black Rabbit night fishing lure. Rabbit lures need not be yellow. This Black Rabbit is an excellent lure choice for trout fishing after dark both up river and at river mouths for searun brown trout. The use of gold More...

Parsons' Glory Yellow.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Parsons’ Glory – Taupo, Rotorua trout lure or streamer fly

Parsons’ Glory The Parsons’ Glory is one of New Zealand ‘s most popular trout flies. According to Keith Draper in his book  Trout Flies in New Zealand it was originally created by Phil Parsons More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Rabbit Muddler Trout Lure with John Hey

The Rabbit Muddler with John Hey The first time I fished a muddler minnow I was paddling across Lake Pearson one evening. I was heading over to the raupo at the northern end of the lake. I had a muddler tied on More...

By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Muddler Minnow Trout Streamer – Don Gapen’s original Muddler Pattern

Muddler Minnow Trout Streamer Fly From the top, Stage 1: Tie in turkey feather tail and bind two thirds of the way along the hook with gold tinsel. Stage 2: Tie calf tail hair above the hook shank to form the streamer. More...