Hare and Copper Nymph

Hare and Copper Nymph

Hare and Copper Nymph

Probably NZ’s most popular nymph and the first nymph most beginner tiers will tackle. The Hare and Copper Nymph catches fish throughout the country in a variety of waters. The guard hairs used in the mix represent legs and give the fly that buggy look that’s very effective.

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Flies for Nundle

Flies for Nundle

Carp and Perch – Chaffey Dam and Peel River

Bread Fly, Backstabber Hybrid Carp Fly, Bead Headed Carp Fly and Bass Vampires

Cod – Chaffey Dam and Peel River

Try Purple and Brown colours and take a sinking line to get the flies down deep.

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Flies for Ebor

The Termite Fly

From http://www.kossiedun.com.au/termite_time.htm

The late Warryn Germon really had termites worked out; well as far as the trout were concerned. He developed three very effective patterns that worked not only here in Australia but America as well. 

Lowland Termite Fly
Warryn Germon's Lowland Termite
  • Hook: Mustad R50, size  18-16
  • Body: Orange thread built ant shape with cream thread over to give the effect of translucency
  • Wings: Cream Badger cock hackle tips taken from an old Indian cape.
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Red Tag

Tying instructions: Diptera.co.uk, Mustad,
The Fly Tyers Bible, pp. 36-37

Throughout Australia the Red Tag is excellent fished to surface feeding trout in rivers or still water (it is also a must-have for herring!). The fly is a half imitator and half attractor; the red tag, the peacock herl and to some extent the brown hackle attracting the fish.

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