With winter fishing fast approaching and with downstream lure fishing showing a resurgence, especially in the Turangi/Taupo area, the Red Setter is a “must have” fly.
This is another easy to tie essential pattern. Created in the 1940’s by Geoff Sanderson of Turangi, this pattern is still a great fish catcher.
Popular with Rainbows and Browns, this fly can be fished in rivers and at the river mouths. Even sea-run browns in the Hutt River during late summer will take it when fished with a floating line.
|Hook||TMC 3796 size #2 – #10|
|Thread||Black Danville Monocord 3/0|
|Tail||Red fox squirrel or black squirrel|
|Body||Hot orange chenille|
|Hackle||Natural Brown or Ginger|