Categories: Feathered Lures

Dicks Haemorrhoid trout streamer fly perfect for Lake Dunstan

Dick’s Haemorrhoid

Dicks Haemorrhoid makes an excellent trout trolling and harling fly

I was given this fly by Dick Marquand of Cromwell some 15 years ago, and have since tied many more. Dicks Haemorrhoid was, according to Derek Quilliam, in his excellent book The Complete Guide to New Zealand Trout Lures, originally tied by Greg Walls also of Cromwell. Dick Marquand had a great deal of success with this oddball of a pattern while harling on Lake Dunstan.

In a sort of reverse construction, Dicks Haemorrhoid looks quite a bit like the hugely successful Tillins Cobra Traffic Light. This hard-bodied aqua foil trolling and spinning lure had proven to be a tremendous taker of rainbow trout on what was, at that time, the newly formed 26 square kilometres Lake Dunstan that filled up behind the new Clyde dam. It was, I believe, originally tied as a harling lure but has been fished with some success in rivers when tied in smaller sizes.

This sure is a gordy looking lure that might seem an unlikely success story. The body is of yellow chenille while the dominate colour comes from the mid-brown coloured marabou which is generously tied in along the top. Start by sliding a tungsten gold bead up the hook to the eye. Then tie in a tail of brown marabou followed by the chenille.

 The next part involves winding the chenille a third of the way down the hook shank before tying in a bunch of brown marabou. Then work the chenille past the marabou before repeating the chenille and marabou for the second time. Add a bunch of red marabou just before finishing the head at the bead. Tie off and cement.

Once wet the fluffy marabou sits down on the hook and pulses as the lure moves through the water.

This post was last modified on 24/12/2020 9:32 am

Share
Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

Skipjack Tuna – Katsuwonus pelamis – Powerful barrel-shaped body

Skipjack Tuna - Katsuwonus pelamis Other Names: Arctic bonito, oceanic bonito, skippies, striped tuna, or victor fish. Aku (Hawaiian). Skipjack…

23/02/2021

Red Rock Lobster – Jasus edwardsii – Crayfish – spiny rock lobster

Lobster or Crayfish Red rock lobster is also called: Koura papatea, crayfish, spiny rock lobster and rock lobster. Widely known…

17/02/2021

Best Kahawai Fishing Lure – Small sprat shaped lures are the best

Best Kahawai Fishing Lure - Smaller lures 10-18g with a single hook work best by Allan Burgess Which is the…

23/01/2021

Kahawai Spin Fishing at River Mouths – Great on Light Tackle Video

Kahawai Fishing at River Mouths on Light Tackle Video Kahawai is one of the most readily available fish species for…

22/01/2021

Catch and Release or Catch and Kill – By Dick Marquand

"A good game fish is too valuable to be caught only once." Lee Wulff Advice on Catch and Release to…

17/01/2021

Correct Jig Head Weights can increase soft-bait hook-ups!

Importance of correct jig head weight When fishing soft plastics correct jig head weights can make a big difference to your…

16/01/2021

All Rights Reserved © fishingmag.co.nz 1999 - 2021

Read More