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This 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.

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Kevin Handasyde    THE HARE AND COPPER

Kevin 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.

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Leigh Baragwanath  THE BARA BOMBER

Leigh 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!

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Rod 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!

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Sinisa Obradovic  THE 50/50

This 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.

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Stan Weatherill    THE MONTANA NYMPH

The 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.

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