After numerous requests to supply bonefish flies for Christmas Island, I have decided to put together a couple of options for those wanting to purchase flies from me, details here: http://www.untamedfliesandtackle.com.au/christmas-island-flies.html
The selections are my favourite fish catchers in a range of different eye & hook sizes specifically chosen for Christmas Island Bones. My flies are different to what you will find available anywhere else, and are tied on premium Gamakatsu SL11-3H and SL12s hooks. The free Swift fly box (with any 2 or 3 dozen order) is an ideal pocket day box that is super compact and light. It will hold up to 40 Bonefish flies, and more info is available on the fly box @ Swift Fly Fishing here
All flys are tied to order, and most orders will be available for posting within a week. Feel free to send any orders or enquiries to email@example.com .
Scruffy & effective!
After giving a couple of beginner fly tying lessons recently, I thought I'd create a step by step for one of my favourite nymph patterns - the Hare's Ear & CDC nymph. This fly is easy to tie, and is a great pattern for beginners to start on.
This fly is just a variation of mine of the good old Hare's Ear nymph, and it would account for more fish than any other fly I tie. The CDC feathers trap little air bubbles and also give the fly lots of movement like little legs.
Any nymph hook would do, but I prefer a little known hook made by Tiemco called a TMC3761SP-BL. It is 1xl long which suits beadhead nymphs, and is also 2x heavy, so I can comfortably use it on BIG New Zealand trout. It's barbless SP design also penetrates easier, without compromising fish holding ability. I always have a heap of these nymphs tied and ready to go!
Click on the Download File link below to download the tying instructions.