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.

Hopes Silvery – Canterbury Sea-Run Trout Lure

Hope’s Silvery trout fly or lure. Hope’s Silvery With Allan Burgess The first day of October signals the start of another fishing season. With it comes excellent sea-run trout fishing in our lowland rivers during the months of October, November and December. Some years they seem to arrive early season in the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers More...

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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...

Red Setter Trout Lure. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Red Setter Trout Lure Created by Geoff Sanderson of Turangi

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 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

Fuzzy Wuzzy Fuzzy Wuzzy trout lure. The Fuzzy Wuzzy was created by the late Fred Fletcher to imitate freshwater crayfish (koura) in Lake Taupo. Fletcher was the original builder and owner of the Waitahanui More...

Taupo Tiger featured image
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Taupo Tiger Trout Fishing Lure – Badger hackles and red head

The Taupo Tiger comes in many different body colours nowadays but to be a Taupo Tiger it must have a wing of dark centred badger hackles and a red head. Taupo Tiger Trout Fly The Taupo Tiger is one of the most popular More...

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...

Goldhead Woolly Buggar
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, June 12th, 2016
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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...

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...