Fly Patterns

TRIGGER KANDI
A variation of the CF Bongo pattern which used Ceel-Furr. This fly has  proved deadly when coupled with the right technique for Trigger Fish and Bonefish on Christmas Island.
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 CF BONGO
Pattern by Nial Logan
A variation of the original Bongo pattern using Ceel-Furr. This fly has been used successfully for bonefish, bream, flathead, giant herring, tarpon and is suitable for the majority of bottom feeding species. It has also proved deadly when coupled with the right technique for Trigger Fish on Christmas Island.
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 Weedless Gurgler
Variation of Jack Gartside’s original Gurgler pattern by Nial Logan
This adaptation of the original pattern was designed for use in the freshwater impoundments when targeting such species as Saratoga and Australian Bass. It is used to imitate a hopper or such that has fallen into the water. The design causes the fly to ride hook point up making it relatively snagless when fished around lilly pads and weedbeds. The technique used is to plop the fly onto the water and wait for the ripples to clear (now you have their attention) twitch the fly to imitate a struggling insect.
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 SLF 90 Degree
Variation of the original Carl Richards “Richard’s Sardine” pattern by Nial Logan
The success of soft plastics for catching bream is well known. This tie has been developed to imitate the characteristics exhibited by the plastic counterparts. The materials impart plenty
of action while the jig hook allows the fly to swim point up so you can get it into the places bream like to inhabit with less likelihood of snagging. The variety available in the SLF range means that colour combinations are only limited by the tiers imagination. A gold and black version tied on a 4/0 has shown good results in water with poor visibility for barramundi.
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The Sly Butcher 
A variation of the original pattern “Crazy Charlie” pattern.  This concoction of the most unlikely colours was originally tied as a joke. Since then it has travelled far a wide and has accounted for Australian Bass, Flathead in the estuaries in South East Queensland, Golden Trevally on Cape York as well as Barramundi and Tarpon in Corroboree Billabong in the Northern Territory. It was however very poorly received on the Christmas Island flats where it spooked every bonefish within a 100 metre radius.
Why it works is anyones guess, maybe it’s the contrast of colours, the visibility or it just proves the old adage that you can present almost anything to a feeding fish and it will get eaten.
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 Estaz Crab
Pattern by Nial Logan
A simple and quick pattern to tie but very effective on fish that frequent the flats to feed on small crustaceans. For smaller species such as bonefish use hooks #4 – 6 for larger species such as permit and golden trevally use sizes #2 – #1
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 Polarfibre Minnow
Original Pattern by Paul Van Reenan
Arguably one of the best minnow imitations around. It is realatively easy to construct, looks realistic and more importantly, has a great swimming action in the water. A must have and a definite go to fly for many pelagic species
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 Saratoga Fly
Used on a floating line, this fly sinks slowly and suspends in the water column. This allows it to be stripped or twitched slowly making it attractive for Saratoga.
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