Barbed Trout Flies
Fly fisherman Dave Collyer devised this matuka Streamer lure. It is a great fish producing fly pattern, I have found that during the early part of the season it is best fished deep and retrieved slowly with a pause to enliven the hackle wing and suggest life like movement.
Dry Flies - Traditional
Adams Irrisistable is a very successful pattern in the United States, and it has crossed the pond with similar success, it is one of those almost unsinkable flies, and when there is slight chop on the water surface, retrieving it through it creates a slight wake which the feeding fish cannot resist.
A really good variation of the Adams dry fly which is now preferred by many anglers to the traditional Adams and fast becoming a modern classic. The fly can be fished static or on a varied retrieve via a floating line. It is such a tempting morsel sitting in the surface film; which makes it often the best searching pattern when no surface activity is...