Zedabou Salmon Fly, Glo Bugs, English Salmon Patterns, Alaskan Comet and John Hey’s Comet

Zedabou Salmon Fly

Zedabou Salmon Fly 1. Start tying the Zedabou by tying in a tail of white Fishair. Then wind on a body of fluro chenille. Sports shops have their tackle walls lined with salmon spinners. There are more than enough to confuse the regular, let alone the novice fisho. And while they all catch salmon the poor old Zed spinner is being sprayed with all different More...

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A couple of dozen old zed spinners are given new life with a fresh coat of paint and new VMC hooks.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Zed Spinners are the best selling salmon fishing lure – Here’s how to paint your old Zed Spinners

A couple of dozen old zed spinners are given new life with a fresh coat of paint and new VMC hooks. White  Zed Spinners A few years ago I wouldn’t fish with any colour zeddie other than silver. The only “improvement” More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Zed Spinners for Salmon Fishing in New Zealand

Typical 28g salmon zed spinners. Shown are silver and yellow. White is also popular and effective. Yellow, and even black, zeddies are used to fish discoloured water. Many anglers add a strip of paint that is a More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Hex Wobblers or Ticers are often made Weight-Forward for great casting distance

Three long range weight-forward salmon ticers. The silvered ticer at the top with its shaped weight could be regarded as a deluxe version. The most popular weight is 68g. Hex Wobblers or Ticers Lures These metal More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Salmon Spinners – The importance of Winding Speed when Salmon Fishing

Pictured here from the top are: Flamingo also known as a Salmon Special, Kilwell Kwiksilver 28g, Phill’s Favorite, Black Tear Drop also called a Heavy Spoon, Zed Spinner 28g yellow, Zed Spinner 28g, large More...

Typical early English style salmon fly seldom seen today.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Fly Fishing for Salmon with John Hey

The author with a salmon on a two handed fly rod. salmonfly0021salmonfly0021 Most anglers think that if your lure’s not fishing the bottom you won’t catch many salmon. My first salmon caught on a fly More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Feathered Lures for Salmon Fishing

Feathered Lures for Salmon Fishing Yellow-Lady-feathered-salmon-fishing-lure. There are times when this rig comes into its own. When fishing the fast water of the gut a feathered lure weighted with lead as shown More...

Colorado Spoon
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Colorado Spoon Salmon Fishing Lure

Colorado Spoon with D lead for casting weight. Colorado Spoon Most salmon taken are caught on zed spinners. However they are also caught on flies and Colorado spoons like the one shown here. These are often used More...

You can see how all the weight is at the hook end of this Amazing Baits Ticer.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Amazing Baits Salmon Ticers are designed for long distance casting – Video review by Allan Burgess

Amazing Baits Ticer Review This is an excellent weight-forward salmon ticer. The brass hex rod has been cleverly cut so that the ticer is heavier at the front. This prevents the ticer from tumbling in flight and More...