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.

Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille – Excellent for fishing the Twizel Canals

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.

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 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. The More...

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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...

Parsons' Glory Yellow.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 4th, 2015
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Parsons’ Glory – Taupo, Rotorua trout lure or streamer fly

Parsons’ Glory Trout Fly The Parsons’ Glory is one of New Zealand ‘s most popular trout flies. According to Keith Draper in his book  Trout Flies in New Zealand it was originally created by More...

Red Shadow Trout Lure
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Red Shadow Lure with John Hey – Original tie by Robert Bragg

Red Shadow – Original Tie by Robert Bragg Red Shadow Trout Lure. with John Hey It was still November and early season when Owen and I went down after work to fish the Ashley River. We arrived about 8pm and More...

Parsons' Glory
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Parsons’ Glory Trout Lure with John Hey

Parsons’ Glory Parsons’ Glory Trout Lure with John Hey Strange as it may sound my favourite lure for sea-run trout fishing in Canterbury is a well known Taupo fly called the Parsons Glory. I’ve More...

Mrs Simpson Trout lure.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Mrs Simpson Trout Killer Pattern with Allan Burgess

Nowadays the chocolate brown “church window” feathers from higher up on the bird are also used. It would be a shame to waste these feathers. With such a natural variation of feather patterns and colours More...

Wooly Buggar trout fly
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 4th, 2015
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Winter Trout Flies with John Hey

Woolly Buggar Trout Lures. Winter Trout Flies by John Hey My first adventure with winter fishing was at Lake Coleridge, back in the early eighties. There was 12 inches of snow on the ground. While we were sitting More...

Woosters Silvery featured image
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Wooster’s Silvery – Canterbury Sea-Run Trout Fishing Lure

Wooster’s Silvery – Canterbury Trout Lure Wooster’s Silvery – modern tie. I first fished the Wooster ‘s Silvery lure in the Waimakariri River for sea-run trout over twenty years ago. More...

Goldhead Woolly Buggar
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Woolly Buggar Trout Fly – useful general purpose fly

Woolly Buggars: (from top): Grey, Oliver, Brown, Olive and Black. Once the marabou tail becomes wet it takes on a sinuous pulsing action trough the water. Woolly Buggar Trout Fly I remember some years ago being More...

Black rabbit trout night lure featured
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Rabbit Trout Lure Colours – One of the best trout streamers – Video

Black Rabbit night fishing lure. Rabbit lures need not be yellow. This Black Rabbit is an excellent lure choice for trout fishing after dark both up-river and at river mouths for sea-run brown trout. The use of More...