Category Archives: Trout Flies

Lures for trout and salmon

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph for the Twizel Canals

Blue Bottle Nymph Fly

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph Start with strong size 8 hook. Nymphs are often overlooked by anglers new to trout fishing and fly tying. Perhaps the reason is that they are so small alongside a feathered lure we might wonder how a trout or salmon can even see them. Trout in particular typically feed on small insects. Mostly they do this More...

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Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph The Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph is quite simply to tie. It is an effective pattern for deep water fishing. This nymph pattern has proven deadly on big rainbows More...

Glo-bug egg row trout fly.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Glo-Bug Trout Fishing Flies for Winter Rainbows – Good in the Twizel Canals

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 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...

Doll Fly featured image.
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 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, allows you to More...

McDonald Mudeye Nymph, brown version. Ideally the body should be flattened. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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McDonald Mudeye Nymph – An Easy Fly to Tie Yet Deadly on Trout

McDonald Mudeye Nymph by Dick Marquand McDonald Mudeye Nymph, brown version. Ideally, the body should be flattened. McDonald Mudeye. I can remember a few years ago, cleaning a large trout that I had caught in Lake More...

Hopes Silvery Featured Image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Hopes Silvery – Canterbury Sea-Run Trout Lure

Home » Trout Flies 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 excellent sea-run More...

Allan tying a yellow rabbit lure.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
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Yellow Rabbit Streamer Fly or Lure – for trout and salmon fishing

Yellow Rabbit Lure – the best streamer fly for sea-run trout fishing Video Title: How to tie a Yellow Rabbit Trout Lure Video Guide. Video Description: How to tie a Yellow Rabbit Trout Lure. Easy More...

Fuzzy Wuzzy Trout Lure
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Fuzzy Wuzzy Trout Lure by Fred Fletcher, Waitahanui Lodge, Lake Taupo

Home » Trout Flies Fuzzy Wuzzy is a trout egg imitation fly Fuzzy Wuzzy trout lure. The Fuzzy Wuzzy was created by the late Fred Fletcher to imitate freshwater crayfish (koura) in Lake Taupo. Fletcher More...