Black Gnat.
Black Gnat Trout Dry Fly – New Zealand Version

Black Gnat Trout Dry Fly as tied by Keith Draper and Hugh McDowell By Allan.

Green, brown and black beetles made from floating foam. Photo Martin Langlands.
Beetles – Brown, Green and Black

By Martin Langlands Beetles form an important part of the trout’s diet, from late spring.

This cicada was caught in Hagley Park, central Christchurch, during mid February.
Cicada Trout Dry Fly Fishing with Ian Cole – MP3 Cicada Singing

The cicada is a large flying insect The unmistakable sound of a male cicada calling.

Hackle Tips Adams and Irresistables.
Learn Your Wings – Fly Tying with John Hey – Looking at Methods

Tying Wings on your Dry Fly Patterns With John Hey When I first started tying.

Love's Lure
Loves Lure Trout Fly with John Hey

Loves Lure Trout Fly with John Hey Loves Lure, is a very popular high country.

Wind the tinsel over the fur. Then spin the hackles. Tie off and apply a few drops of head cement to finish.
March Brown Dry Fly with John Hey

March Brown While most of the dry flies are tied with deer hair to make.

Elk hair Caddis with Ian Cole
Elk Hair Caddis with Ian Cole

The Elk Hair Caddis Caddis flies, or sedge flies as they are more commonly called.

Beetles. The two small beetles are size 12 and the larger foam versions are tied on size 8 hooks. Flies tied by Allan Burgess.
Brown Beetle Trout Dry Fly – Imitations by Allan Burgess

Fishing the Brown Beetle with John Hey Trout feed on many insects but none create.

Humpy red body.
Humpy is a buoyant fly that sits high on the water

Humpy Dry Fly The Humpy is a buoyant fly that sits high on the water.

Elk Hair Caddis
Elk Hair Caddis Trout Dry Fly

Elk Hair Caddis Caddis or sedge flies come in many different shapes and colours. I.