Chris Beech Australian Fly Range

 

Mayfly Tackle is proud to deliver custom fly ranges developed specifically for Australia by local experts and tied to the high standards of Fulling Mill. Each of our local guides and fly tying gurus has their own range of flies, which appear below along with some commentary on the best way to fish each pattern.

 

Chris Beech

About Chris Beech

Chris is one of Australia's best known fly tiers. His tying career started in 1985 and has spanned more than three decades. His innovative patterns have caught a huge variety of species and have made him a household name amongst Australian anglers. Chris has been the writer behind the incredibly popular 'On the Beach' column, which has appeared in FlyLife magazine since it's inception in 1995.

With experience in everything from trout and freshwater natives to saltwater species on the flats and offshore, Chris is ideally placed to advise Fulling Mill on the patterns most useful to Australian anglers.

3D Squid - Natural

3D Squid - Natural

This is an amazingly lifelike representation of a small squid - one of the most popular prey items of a whole range of predatory fish including kingfish, snapper, jewies, cobia, and many more. Best fished slowly around kelp or other structure - then hang on!

Order Code Size
COA75440 4/0
COA75420 2/0

Group 20

3D Squid - Natural

3D Squid - Orange

This is an amazingly lifelike representation of a small squid - one of the most popular prey items of a whole range of predatory fish including kingfish, snapper, jewies, cobia, and many more. Best fished slowly around kelp or other structure - then hang on!

Order Code Size
COA75640 4/0
COA75620 2/0

Group 20

Cormorant Crab - Floating

Cormorant Crab - Floating

Our answer to the floating crab, also available in a sinking version. Highly imitative, the Cormorant Crab features prominent legs and a generic profile in a #2/0 crab. Available in tan, but the body will take a permanent marker so you can customise your own colours to suit your local conditions! Fish the floating crab just off the bottom by fixing a small sinker on your leader about 30cm ahead of the fly.

Order Code Size
COA75220 2/0

Group 19

Cormorant Crab - Sinking

Cormorant Crab - Sinking

A classic sinking crab imitation. Highly imitative, the Cormorant Crab features prominent legs and a generic profile in a #2/0 crab. Available in tan, but the body will take a permanent marker so you can customise your own colours to suit your local conditions!

Order Code Size
COA75020 2/0

Group 19

Cotton Candy - Pink

Cotton Candy - Pink

A great baitfish representation specifically designed for tuna in southeast and far-north Queensland but highly effective on pelagic fish anywhere.

Order Code Size
COA71420 2/0

Group 19

Fuzzle Shrimp - Olive

Fuzzle Shrimp - Olive

Not your average Fuzzle Shrimp – this version is tied with SLF dubbing which is a bit stiffer, providing a fuller looking body. Great for imitating the nippers and small shrimp found on the flats – this fly is an each way bet for permit and golden trevally.

Order Code Size
COA74010 1/0
COA74002 2

Group 17

Fuzzle Shrimp - Tan

Fuzzle Shrimp - Tan

Not your average Fuzzle Shrimp – this version is tied with SLF dubbing which is a bit stiffer, providing a fuller looking body. Great for imitating the nippers and small shrimp found on the flats – this fly is an each way bet for permit and golden trevally.

Order Code Size
COA73810 1/0
COA73802 2

Group 17

Grim Reaper Shrab - Pink

Grim Reaper Shrab - Pink

A great pattern for northern flat species such as permit and golden trevally. Tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks with 7/32 ounce eyes to reach the bottom quickly and stay there in strong currents, this pattern is a must-have on the flats.

Order Code Size
COA72610 1/0

Group 19

Grim Reaper Shrab - Tan/Natural

Grim Reaper Shrab - Tan/Natural

A great pattern for northern flat species such as permit and golden trevally. Tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks with 7/32 ounce eyes to reach the bottom quickly and stay there in strong currents, this pattern is a must-have on the flats.

Order Code Size
COA72410 1/0

Group 19

Itchy Trigger

Itchy Trigger

Tied on Owner Flyliner hooks to handle brawlers such as triggers, tuskfish and blue bastards on the tropical flats. The size 4 version features 5/32 ounce eyes and the size 2 carries larger 3/16 ounce eyes to find the bottom quickly without spooking wary fish.

Order Code Size
COA73604 4
COA73602 2

Group 19

Julia II

Julia II

Tied on Owner Flyliner hooks to handle brawlers such as triggers, tuskfish and blue bastards on the tropical flats. The size 4 version features 5/32 ounce eyes, the size 2 features 3/16 ounce eyes and the size 1/0 carries larger 7/32 ounce eyes to find the bottom quickly without spooking wary fish.

Order Code Size
COA73204 4
COA73202 2
COA73210 1/0

Group 19

Surf Candy - Grey/White

Surf Candy - Grey/White

The perfect small bait imitation originally developed by Bob Popovics. The colours and sizes that we have chosen imitate many small bait species in Australia such as anchovies, sand sprats and white bait. Use them on everything from salmon to tailor, tuna and snapper. Tied on the Gamakatsu SL12S so they won’t let you down if you happen across a trophy! Available in match-the-hatch colours.

Order Code Size
COA71020 2/0
COA71010 1/0

 

Group 19

Surf Candy - Olive/White

Surf Candy - Olive/White

The perfect small bait imitation originally developed by Bob Popovics. The colours and sizes that we have chosen imitate many small bait species in Australia such as anchovies, sand sprats and white bait. Use them on everything from salmon to tailor, tuna and snapper. Tied on the Gamakatsu SL12S so they won’t let you down if you happen across a trophy! Available in match-the-hatch colours.

Order Code Size
COA71220 2/0
COA71210 1/0

Group 19

Tarantula Crab

Tarantula Crab

Designed for fooling fussy flats fish such as triggers, tuskfish and blue bastards, this attractor crab is a 'must have' fly for skinny tropical waters. This pattern is tied on Owner Flyliner hooks for maximum strength to deal with these dirty-fishting fish. Tied with 7/32 ounce eyes in the 1/0 size, and 3/16 ounce eyes in the size 2 version, these crabs find the bottom fast and stay there.

Order Code Size
COA73410 1/0
COA73402 2

Group 19

Toad - Black

Toad - Black

A variation on the classic Tarpon Toad fly tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks and sporting a nylon weed guard. Designed to suspend in the water column and move enticingly in the water without the angler having to strip the fly out of the strike zone, this pattern is perfect for barramundi, saratoga and jacks in the snags. Also excellent for other species that like to stalk their prey carefully before striking such as kingfish and Murray cod.

Order Code Size
COA74420 2/0

Group 20

Toad - Black/Purple

Toad - Black/Purple

A variation on the classic Tarpon Toad fly tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks and sporting a nylon weed guard. Designed to suspend in the water column and move enticingly in the water without the angler having to strip the fly out of the strike zone, this pattern is perfect for barramundi, saratoga and jacks in the snags. Also excellent for other species that like to stalk their prey carefully before striking such as kingfish and Murray cod.

Order Code Size
COA74620 2/0

Group 20

Toad - Chartreuse

Toad - Chartreuse

A variation on the classic Tarpon Toad fly tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks and sporting a nylon weed guard. Designed to suspend in the water column and move enticingly in the water without the angler having to strip the fly out of the strike zone, this pattern is perfect for barramundi, saratoga and jacks in the snags. Also excellent for other species that like to stalk their prey carefully before striking such as kingfish and Murray cod.

Order Code Size
COA74220 2/0

Group 20

Toad - Tan/Orange

Toad - Tan/Orange

A variation on the classic Tarpon Toad fly tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks and sporting a nylon weed guard. Designed to suspend in the water column and move enticingly in the water without the angler having to strip the fly out of the strike zone, this pattern is perfect for barramundi, saratoga and jacks in the snags. Also excellent for other species that like to stalk their prey carefully before striking such as kingfish and Murray cod.

Order Code Size
COA74820 2/0

Group 20

Undertaker Shrimp - Pink

Undertaker Shrimp - Pink

A meaty shrimp pattern that I put together for Golden Trevally. Plenty of weight, presence, and movement. Available in natural tan or flats pink.

Order Code Size
COA73010 1/0

Group 17

Undertaker Shrimp - Tan

Undertaker Shrimp - Tan

A meaty shrimp pattern that I put together for Golden Trevally. Plenty of weight, presence, and movement. Available in natural tan or flats pink.

Order Code Size
COA72810 1/0

Group 17

VGDC - Yellow Claws

VGDC - Yellow Claws

A great all-round crab imitation, tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks to maximise hook-up rates. This fly is at home on tropical permit and golden trevally flats and around the rock platforms in temperate regions where hard-fighting fish hunt crabs. Tied with 7/32 ounce eyes for a speedy sink rate.

Order Code Size
COA71610 1/0

Group 19

VGDC - Cree Claws

VGDC - Cree Claws

A great all-round crab imitation, tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks to maximise hook-up rates. This fly is at home on tropical permit and golden trevally flats and around the rock platforms in temperate regions where hard-fighting fish hunt crabs. Tied with 7/32 ounce eyes for a speedy sink rate.

Order Code Size
COA71810 1/0

Group 19

VGDC - Avalon

VGDC - Avalon

A great all-round crab imitation, tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks to maximise hook-up rates. This fly is at home on tropical permit and golden trevally flats and around the rock platforms in temperate regions where hard-fighting fish hunt crabs. Tied with 7/32 ounce eyes for a speedy sink rate.

Order Code Size
COA72210 1/0

Group 19

VGDC - Mud Crab

VGDC - Mud Crab

A great all-round crab imitation, tied on Gamakatsu SL12S hooks to maximise hook-up rates. This fly is at home on tropical permit and golden trevally flats and around the rock platforms in temperate regions where hard-fighting fish hunt crabs. Tied with 7/32 ounce eyes for a speedy sink rate.

Order Code Size
COA72010 1/0

Group 19