Category Archives: Trout Flies

Lures for trout and salmon

Red Setter Trout Lure Created by Geoff Sanderson of Turangi

Red Setter Trout Lure. Featured image.

Home » Trout Flies 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 the southern end of 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 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 Ellesmere back in the 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 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...

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...

Glo-bug egg row trout fly.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 22nd, 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...

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...

Blue Bottle Nymph Fly
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph for the Twizel Canals

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 More...

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...