Bloody Mary Variant

Bloody Mary Variant

The Bloody Mary came about as a way, after much trial, error and experimentation, of imitating the adult and larval stages of large stoneflies.

“Every so often a real gem comes to light, a fly that either answers some long-standing need, or, by virtue of it’s success just as a nondescript, is a contribution of definite value to the sport…Without question the Bloody Mary is such a fly.”

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Skip Morris Predator

Skip Morris Predator

Designed by Skip Morris, the Morrisfoam Predator was orignally developed as a trout fly, however it is equally effective as a trout fly.

While it is an effecitve top-water bug, it best fished on on a sinking line – the line finds the bottom while the fly (on an active retrieve) hovers just above the lake bed. Read More »

Tarpon

Tarpon

Commonly referred to as Tarpon, or ox eyed herring, Megalops cyprinoides is a feisty northern sport fish species famous for their aerobatic displays when hooked. They are commonly encountered as a by-catch whilst targeting other more popular northern freshwater species, such as the barramundi but are extremely popular amongst fly anglers. Read More »

Bead Head Hastings River Mayfly

Bead Head Hastings River Mayfly

Materials

  • Hook: Size 14 2X Nymph Hook
  • Thread: Black 14/0
  • Bead: Tungsten Mottled Olive 5/64 (any dark color Ok)
  • Tail: Olive Green Dyed Pheasant Tail Fibers. (Any dark PT Ok)
  • Body: Olive Green Dyed Pheasant Tail (same)
  • Rib: Extra Small Copper Wire
  • Wings: 4 strands of Semco Fringe Shimmer White (Spotlight) or single stand of flash
  • Thorax: Reddish Brown, Olive Brown or Chocolate Brown Hares Ear (any dark OK)
  • Hackle: Black CDC Feather.
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