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Mallard Killer Trout Lure

Mallard Killer Trout Lure This pattern is credited to Geoff Sanderson of Turangi. The grey mallard drake duck breast feathers…

Mallard Killer Trout Lure

This pattern is credited to Geoff Sanderson of Turangi.

The grey mallard drake duck breast feathers make for a handsome fly.  They are readily available and have the ideal amount of bulk for tying a killer style pattern. Either tie one set half way along the hook for the larger sizes followed by more chenille, then several pairs of mallard breast feathers on each side behind the head. On smaller hooks just the one set behind the head is all that’s required.

I’ve found that you can find heaps of grey mallard breast feathers on the ground during the breeding season along the banks of the Avon River in Christchurch.

Hook: Size 2-8 lure.

Tail: Black squirrel, or grey barred squirrel, or simply the same feathers as the wing.

Body: yellow or red chenille

Side feathers: Grey breast feathers of a mallard drake.

Though not as popular as it once was, the Mallard Killer is a simple fly to tie and a very effective fish taker. It is a good lure for smelt hunting trout.

This post was last modified on 19/03/2015 4:22 am

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