Fly of the Month

Fly of the Month

Fly Tying Evening

Date: Monday 20 August 2018 - 7.30pm
Venue: Tararua Tramping Club Library

 

Craig's Night-Time

Developed around Lake Taupō 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 flybox.

Hook   TMC 5262 size 2-10
Tail   Red wool yarn or synthetic
Rib   Silver oval tinsel or lume strip
Body   Black chenille
Wing   Pukeko feathers
Hackle   Black hen hackle
Topping   Jungle cock (optional)