FLY PATTERNS

August 28, 2020

Widowmaker

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For reasons only known to trout, flies incorporating black or orange prove extremely useful between October and March, which coincidentally is the best period to fish lures. This one features black and orange together, a combination that was the only acceptable thing to the Avington trout one December day. If
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December 3, 2019

Stripey – Perch Fly

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Stripey is an imitative Perch fly or a lure, depending on your view. This pattern is a natural attractor for predatory fish, and while aimed at pike, is sure to appeal to zander as well.  This fly combines imitation of baitfish with some bright, loud patterns to act as attractors.
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December 3, 2019

Hoppercock

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This Hoppercock is an imitative pattern – some might say a modern fancy fly – certainly not a lure. From the Hopper family of flies, it could be a daddy long legs or any of the other drowning long-legged insects.  The cul de canard (CDC) breathers allude to an emerging
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