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.

Red Setter Trout Lure Created by Geoff Sanderson of Turangi

Red Setter Trout Lure. Featured image.

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 Lake Taupo, near Turangi. More...

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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...

By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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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 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...

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...