Monday, 18 July 2011

Day Fifty Two: Glo Bug

Glo Bugs:

Extremely popular for fresh run Rainbows, on rivers like the infamous Tongariro. Commonly fished with heavy nymph, to get it down deep.

This is one winter fly you shouldn’t go without, and funnily enough I have heard that Snapper love them too.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Day Fifty One: Black and Peacock

Black and Peacock:
A simple but effective still water fly. Most commonly used as a snail pattern, but can be useful as a beetle, either sunk or gunked up to float.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Day Fifty: Synthetic Hare and Copper

Synthetic Hare and Copper:
One fault I have found with my fly choices is weight. If I go through my nymph boxes 99% are all tungsten bead heads.
One fish I have a constant battle with lies with its dorsal cutting through the river. Tungsten is too heavy for his lie; this fly un-weighted did the business.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Day Forty Nine: Foam Emerger

Foam Emerger:

Ugly the way emergers are meant to be, and I really hate tying neatly.
Have a good week end.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Day Forty Eight: Glister Nymph

Glister Nymph:
Glister is an amazing product, 1 or 2 strands is enough to give any nymph the ‘Bling’ factor. Which has either a, I’ll eat that or, a fleeing reaction.
I tend to use a more subtle patterns, but have had pretty good results with glister, particularly in lower light conditions.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Day Forty Seven: Caddis

Another Caddis:
Please forgive me if you see a lot of very similar fly patterns. They all play a part in the greater scheme of fooling fish.
Subtle differences to us can be the difference between a hit or not from the fish. No matter how similar two days can be, sometimes a pattern won’t fool twice.