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Black Pete Trout Fly or Lure tied by John Morton of Christchurch

Black Pete Trout Fly with Allan Burgess Black Pete is a proper night fly. A good friend of mine assures…

Black Pete Trout Fly with Allan Burgess

Black Pete is a proper night fly. A good friend of mine assures me that this is the best ever night fly for fishing in Lake Coleridge. He has used it to good effect to take some of the largest fish I have seen caught from that lake. It is best fished close to the bottom.

Black Pete is the invention of renowned Christchurch fly tier the late John Morton. I met John a few times over the years. He would give very interesting tying demonstrations at fishing clubs and boat shows. John was a wonderful storyteller and a real character.

You may have to search around for the iridescent blue peacock neck feathers which aren’t available in stores. Black Pete is tied killer style with, according to Derek Quilliam’s book The Complete Guide to New Zealand Trout Lures, 8 feathers being used for the wings.

This is not a pattern you often see in fishing tackle stores. Which highlights one of the advantages the hobbyist home tyer has over those who must buy their flies. Tying your own is not only much cheaper, but you also get the enjoyment that comes with messing about and trying patterns that are difficult to come by otherwise.

Lure hook: 4-6

Tread: Black.

Tail: Bunch of black squirrel hair.

Body: Red chenille.

Wing: 8x iridescent blue/black peacock neck feathers.

John Morton the creator of the Black Pete trout fly along with a number of other patterns.

Black Pete is the invention of Christchurch angler John Morton. It is a brilliantly simple yet highly effective night fly. Provided you can find a supplier of iridescent blue peacock neck feathers this fly is well worth tying up if you expect to be doing any night fishing.

John Morton passed away in 2016.

This post was last modified on 18/09/2020 11:03 am

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