Shute-Hill Special

Materials

  • Thread: Red 14/0
  • Hook: Scud size 10
  • Bead: Silver 7/64
  • Lead free wire – 4 turns .015, 4 turns
  • Rib: very small silver wire
  • Tail: Brown make up brush fibers
  • Body: Natural or Olive Hair’s ear dubbing
Shute Hill Special
Shute Hill Special

Tying Steps

  1. Silver bead and four turns of the lead free wire, should fit into the bead.
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Red Headed Step Child

Red Headed Step Child

Hogan's Red Headed Stepchild
Hogan’s Red Headed Stepchild

Materials

  • Hook: #14-20 Daiichi 1560
  • Bead: Small Red Glass Bead
  • Thread: Brown Veevus 8/0
  • Tail: Pheasant Tail
  • Rib: Small Red Wire
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Case: Medium Veevus Pearlescent Tinsel
  • Legs: Red Krystal Flash

The Red Headed Step Child is a great small mayfly nymph or general attractor nymph developed by fly tying guru Hogan Brown.

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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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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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