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Zonker yabby / crayfish
Over the years I have experimented with various Yabby Patterns and whilst some have looked great unfortunately they have all been “dogs” to fish or more correctly to cast. Generally rather than using them I have reverted to fishing a weighted woo…
Floating yabby / crayfish
A floating yabby is a bit of an oxymoron but it does work. Fish it on a fast sink line and let the line sink to the required depth. When you pull the line the floating yabby will be pulled down. When you pause the yabby will rise. Bass love it….
Sinking yabby / crayfish
Over the years I have experimented with various Yabby patterns and whilst some have looked great unfortunately they have all been “dogs” to fish or more correctly to cast. Generally rather than using them I have reverted to fishing a weighted woo…
Yabby /crayfish
This is my latest addition to the genre and it’s more of a polaroiding fly than a stripping fly. I like to use it to ambush sighted fish by casting well in front of patrolling fish and generally a little closer to shore and then let the fly sink and …
Red TBH damsel
I first used this fly in Canada in 2016 at the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships. Tied by Josh Flowers from Tasmania I doubt that a session on the lakes passed without every team member tying this fly on for at lease some of the time. I have sin…
Bloodworm – Chatto’s TBH marabou bloodworm
A streamlined fast sinking fly that will anchor your team … the UV mirage tinsel is just a fine line along the spine but is enough to ensure that the fly is seen at darker depths….
TBH flash back PTN
Jeremy Lucas was our river coach leading up to the 2012 World Fly Fishing Championships and was very keen on thinner flies for this early season competition. I think its a great interpretation of a classic fly and commend it for your consideration….
Bibio blob
One of my favourite flies for waters where there is midge activity is the bibio and when I am fishing those waters most of the time I have a bibio on the top dropper. This blob is fast becoming a go to alternative to a bibio for me.
Tungsten bead head orange and partridge spider
I nearly always fish my bead head spiders on the point in a team of two flies and with a relatively heavily weighted nymph such as a TBH duracell jig nymph, TBH collared hare and copper or TBH chocolate caddis nymph on the top dropper on the dropper …
 

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