Glo-Bug Trout Fishing Flies for Winter Rainbows – Good in the Twizel Canals

Tongariro River rainbow trout taken on an orange Glo-Bug. Photograph courtesy of taupofishing.co.nz

Glo-Bug trout row fly complete with blood spot. Glo-Bugs by Allan Burgess At first sight a pink or orange glo-bug seems an unlikely trout bait. A glo-bug is a fly tied to imitate a trout or salmon row. It’s a fish egg imitation! It can be very effective when fished for rainbow trout in particular. The glo-bug is popular with anglers who fish the More...

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Blue Bottle Nymph Fly
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph for the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph Start with strong size 8 hook. Nymphs are often over looked by anglers new to trout fishing and fly tying. Perhaps the reason is that they are so small along side a feathered More...

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By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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How to tie a Chironomid Midge Pupa Fly – Midge Pupa – with Ian Cole

Chironomid Midge Pupa Fly Whilst resembling a mosquito in appearance the midge is a non-biting insect of the Chironomid family commonly found in most areas of still water, particularly where there is a muddy or More...

Jointed wiggle nymph
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Giving Life to Nymphs – Wiggle Nymph Damsel, Caddis Pupa, Blood Worm, Snail and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear

Wiggle Nymph Damsel tied in two sections to simulate movement. Rabbit fur tail and legs also add movement. Impressionist Nymphs with John Hey Let’s look at impressionist nymphs and how to give them life when More...

Horn Caddis nymph
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Horn Cased Caddis Nymph

Horn Caddis Nymph Caddis flies come in many different sizes, colours and shapes. They may not be that glamorous as a trout fly but this larval stage of the insect’s development provides head waters trout More...

Hare and Copper nymph trout fly
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Hare and Copper Nymph – probably the most popular nymph pattern used to fish for trout in New Zealand

Hare and Copper The Hare and Copper nymph is probably the most popular nymph pattern used to fish for trout in New Zealand. Relatively easy to tie. It is a favourite of the home tier. It is also possible to make More...

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By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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The Goldhead Nymph with Wanaka based trout fishing guide Ian Cole

Goldhead Nymph In fishing seasons past the Goldhead caught a lot of fishermen, it seemed to be on the tongues of many! Often, whilst browsing around sports shops assistants would ask “Have you tried a Goldhead?” The More...

Goddard Caddis
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Tying and Fishing the Goddard Caddis with John Hey

Goddard Caddis Goddard Caddis Dedicated fly fisherman we will know that the most prolific food will be the caddis flies. Caddis flies come in two types – cased and uncased. They make their cases from gravel, More...

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By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Dragon Fly Nymph with Ian Cole

The Dragon Fly Nymph Commonly found in our lakes, ponds, backwaters and slow moving streams, the dragonfly; like its more delicate cousin the damselfly, are both members of the Odonata Order. Similarly they both More...

Pheasant Tail-Nymph
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Pheasant Tail Nymph with John Hey

Pheasant Tail Nymph Pheasant Tail-Nymph Lift a stone in any trout stream and clinging to the underside will be a host of nymphs. The most prolific will be Deleatidium vernale, they are usually in the slow quieter More...