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BEADHEAD PHEASANT TAIL FLASHBACK
fly pattern is perhaps the most popular in our entire
range of patterns. It produces more fish than any other
fly by at least 2 times its nearest rival and as such
is the one that Antony picked out for this swap. Quite
easy to tie and extremely durable, it is a must have.
HARE AND COPPER
has again done a widely used pattern and managed to
get away with it! I mean it is only a Hare and Copper
nymph but the proportions and attention to detail in
regards to material selection (eg. teased out thorax)
is first rate. They also contain a bit of lead which
is must have when fishing these things on the South
Island of New Zealand.
always participates in our swaps and he always leaves
the naming of his patterns up to us. Now I don't mind
naming my own patterns but I am rapidly runnig out of
ideas. A good nymph pattern sticking to the main colours
and using a dark wingcase to simulate a mature mayfly
nymph. The legs are an interesting touch and they come
with plenty of weight. Geoff actually pinched a couple
while I was taking the photos!
MODIFIED RUBICON CADDIS
again has tied up something outside the box. This is
a very interesting pattern making use of a sometimes
useful material in a most innovative manner. While we
have not tied any as yet we will be throwing them at
fish tommorrow now that we have taken the photos and
can afford to have it chewed up!
is a pattern that we have not seen much of in recent
times. While known by a number of different names Sinisa
first came into contact with it through our shop and
now swears by it. Dull subdued colours suggest a variety
of naturals and in the smaller sizes is a good searcher
in clear water. Works very well in both still waters
and rivers and streams.
Montana nymph is not used a lot here in Australia but
it does work quite well in some of our fastwater streams
where Stonefly are present. We use them in the upper
sections of the Rubicon near the salmon farm early in
the season with some succes and have found it equally
effective on the South Island. Would be pretty good
in the Thredbo too we reckon. Stan who is based in Bunbury
tied these for this swap.