Category Archives: Feathered Lures

Feathered lures, also called streamer flies, for trout fly fishing. Includes: New Zealand Killer patterns, sea-run brown trout lures, Taupo and Rotorua patterns, Canterbury patterns and harling flies.

Yellow Rabbit Streamer Fly or Lure – for trout and salmon fishing

Allan tying a yellow rabbit lure.

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 to follow video guide as Allan Burgess shows you how to tie a Yellow Rabbit Trout Lure. This is a top Canterbury sea-run trout fishing lure More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 2 years ago
Close-up of brown trout weighing 5lbs taken fishing from the Ohau A intake wall, Twizel Canals, on a Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille lure size 4 hook September 2016. The eyes were cut from a jandal.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, September 4th, 2016
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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...

Steel Blue Lampreys. The imitation becomes more life-like when wet.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 30th, 2016
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Steel Blue Lampreys for Trout on the Taieri, Waikouaiti, and Shag Rivers

Steel Blue Lampreys – Geotria australis – for trout in estuaries around Dunedin By Monty Wright The imitation becomes more life-like when wet. Steel blue lampreys. For those anglers who do not fish during More...

By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Rabbit Muddler Trout Lure with John Hey

The Rabbit Muddler with John Hey The first time I fished a muddler minnow I was paddling across Lake Pearson one evening. I was heading over to the raupo at the northern end of the lake. I had a muddler tied on More...

Grey Ghost or Rangitata Ghost.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Grey Ghost Trout Lure or Streamer Fly

Grey Ghost Trout Fly by Allan Burgess The Grey Ghost trout lure was introduced by Kilwell Sports of Rotorua at least 40 years ago. It is a popular smelting fly for fishing the central North Island lakes of Taupo More...

Doll fly. Luminous Trout Flies
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Luminous Trout Flies – Doll Fly – Malcolm Bell video on Night Fishing

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 get the most from a full More...

Hopes dark trout streamer fly or lure.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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Hopes Dark – Canterbury Trout Lure or Streamer Fly

Hopes Dark with the blue floss included. Tying in the floss is surprisingly easy once you have tied up a few. Hopes Dark This Canterbury trout streamer fly or lure pattern has taken countless large searun brown More...

Ginger Mick trout lure with green body.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Ginger Mick Trout Lure – Popular for Harling and Trolling

Ginger Mick Yellow Body Ginger Mick Trout Fly with Allan Burgess The Ginger Mick is an interesting lure pattern in that it closely resembles several other lures with the ginger coloured cock neck hackle being the More...

Tying the Muddler Minnow Trout Streamer Fly
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Muddler Minnow Trout Streamer – Don Gapen was the Originator

Tying the Muddler Minnow Trout Streamer The muddler minnow is tied primarily as an imitation of a small fish. However, the muddler is considered by many to be a very versatile pattern that can represent almost any More...

Orange Witch
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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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 the More...