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

Black Boobie Fly Featured image.

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. The boobie fly is a good imitation of the common bully – Gobiomorphus cotitianus, in profile if not in colour. The common bully is more of a mottled brown colour. There is no reason More...

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Steel Blue Lampreys. The imitation becomes more life-like when wet.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 30th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Black Phantom killer style
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Black Phantom Trout Night Fly is tied using breast feathers from the native Pukeko

Black Phantom (top: killer style and below wing on top – old style tie). It is also one of the easiest feathered lures to tie making it a great place to start for the novice fly tyer. Black Phantom Trout Fly The More...