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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