Fly of the Month: May 2022

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 be present in any night fishers fly box.

Craig’s Night-Time
HookTMC 5262 size #2 to #10
TailRed wool yarn or synthetic
RibSilver oval tinsel or lumo strip
BodyBlack chenille
WingPukeko feathers or imitation
HackleBlack hen hackle
ToppingJungle cock (optional)