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Fly of the Month: June 2021 (fly #2)

Scotch Poacher An excellent Taupo lure. Essential for fishing the river mouths on dark winter evenings and into the night. Use it either on its own or as a double rig with a lumo. Hook TMC 5262 or 5263 size #2 to #10 Thread Black Monocord 3/0 Tail Black squirrel tail Rib Silver oval tinsel…

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Truite au Bleu – Blue Trout

The French recipe for Blue Trout is widely known in many European countries, especially in France. It will appear as a main fish dish on many European restaurant menus; throughout Europe we see little variation for preparing this dish. The blue colour of the trout is due to poaching its moist skin which is easily…

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Fly of the Month: June 2021 (fly #1)

Craig’s Night-Time Developed around Lake Taupo in the 1930’s to suggest the koura (freshwater crayfish) this pattern is still an outstanding trout catcher. The short tail (or tag) accounts for many fish that might be lost through nipping at the tail of a traditional pattern. This is a very easy to tie pattern and should…

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