Category Archives: Feathered Lures

Hopes dark Category Archives small pic. Feathered Lures.Feathered lures, also called streamer flies, for trout fly fishing. This category includes 46 different patterns: New Zealand Killer patterns, sea-run brown trout lures, Taupo and Rotorua patterns, Canterbury patterns and harling flies. These are generally referred to as feathered lures although some patterns use fur and other materials instead of feathers. Our full Feathered Lures menu is in the sidebar on the right of this page, or scroll down if on mobile.

Red Setter Trout Lure Created by Geoff Sanderson of Turangi

Red Setter Trout Lure. Featured image.

Home » Trout Flies » Feathered Lures The Red Setter is a top fly for migrating pre-spawning rainbow trout The Red Setter Trout Lure is the invention of Geoff Sanderson of Turangi. Geoff and Pop Sanderson took over the tackle shop, which was part of Taylor’s Camp, near the Tongariro River in 1950. The Tongariro River is a major tributary at More...

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Chamberlain's Lure
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Chamberlains Trout Lure – One of the Old Canterbury Patterns

Home » Trout Flies » Feathered Lures Chamberlain’s Lure Chamberlain’s Lure Chamberlain’s Lure is another of the Canterbury lures popular with anglers fishing the lower Selwyn River and Lake More...

Hairy Dog
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Hairy Dog – Trout Streamer Fly or Lure

Hairy Dog Yellow tied with squirrel hair. Hairy Dog The Hairy Dog originates from Lake Taupo. I like this fly not only for its effectiveness as a night fly but also because it is one of the easiest of all the streamer More...

Hopes Silvery Featured Image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Hopes Silvery – Canterbury Sea-Run Trout Lure

Home » Trout Flies » Feathered Lures Hope’s Silvery trout fly or lure. Hope’s Silvery Trout Lure With Allan Burgess The first day of October signals the start of another fishing season. With it comes More...

Kilwell no-1
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Kilwell No.1 – Killer Pattern Trout Lure – a great bully immitation

Kilwell No.1 has the distinctive brown partridge feathers with the strip down the centre. Kilwell No.1 Originally created by Frank Lord of Rotorua, and known as the Tarawera Killer. It was later tied commercially More...

Orange Witch
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Orange Witch – Trout Fly, Peter Laing, Canterbury

The unusual but very effective Orange Witch trout fly tied on a size 6 lure hook. Orange Witch Trout Lure, the creation of Peter Laing, Canterbury, New Zealand The creation of Canterbury angler Peter Laing More...

Black Boobie Fly featured
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille – Excellent for fishing the Twizel Canals

Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille Trout Lure Black Boobie Fly UV Straggle String with white foam Para Post eyes. Tighter wraps of Straggle String give a bushier body. Brown trout weighing 5lbs taken fishing from the More...

A small Clutha rainbow is carefully released after taking a deadly Hamill's Killer. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 7th, 2018
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Never Fail with Killer Patterns – Fly fishing the Clutha River

Never Fail with Killer Patterns – Fly Fishing the Clutha with the “across and down method” by Dick Marquand A small Clutha rainbow is carefully released after taking a deadly Hamill’s Killer. It More...

Hamills Killer
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Hamills Killer Trout Fly with John Hey

Tail: black squirrel tail and some patterns have a few strands of golden pheasant tippets. Hamills Killer is a “must have” Trout Fly for fishing in New Zealand  Tying the Hamills Killer pattern. More...

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By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Luminous Trout Flies – Doll Fly – Malcolm Bell video on Night Fishing

Home » Trout Flies » Feathered Lures Doll flies with bodies of Aurora skirt strip work very well on trout after dark. Luminous Trout Flies Luminous Trout Flies. Fishing at night with luminous flies, and lures, More...

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