Fulling Mill Wet Flies and Streamers

 

Standard Wet Fly Patterns

 

3D Glass Buzzer

3D Glass Blood Buzzer

A slim durable buzzer imitation with a pearl mylar rib, perfect for fishing under a dry fly, or deep under an indicator, or as a point fly.

Order Code Size
247114 14

Group 1

Black and Peacock

Black and Peacock

Designed by Tom Ivens just after the 2nd World War. This fly has seen a surge in popularity in recent years and is a good choice at the beginning of a hatch when insects are coming off but no fish are rising.

Order Code Size
20412 12
20414 14

Group 1

Flashback Shrimp

Flashback Shrimp

Use the Flashback Shrimp around weed beds where the extra flash makes the fly stand out against the background, fish in both still and running water for trout that are feeding on the naturals.

Order Code Size
42812 12
42814 14

Group 1

Krystal Gold - Hot Orange

Krystal Gold - Hot Orange

Possibly one of the most effective flies of all time. Catches a whole host of species around the world, try this orange one when trout are spawning or taking daphnia.

Order Code Size
191910 10

Group 2

Mrs Simpson

Mrs Simpson

An excellent dark streamer pattern with a large silhouette that originates from New Zealand. Effective as a mudeye or small baitfish imitation.

Order Code Size
101208 8
101210 10

Group 2

Roe Bug - Flame

Roe Bug - Flame

Possibly one of the most effective flies of all time. This glo-bug variant catches a whole host of species around the world. Deadly at spawning time.

Order Code Size
163808 8

Group 1

Taddy - Black

Taddy - Black

A very effective style of fly, perfect for when fish are chasing highly mobile tadpoles in deep river pools or around lake margins.

Order Code Size
89610 10

Group 2

Taddy - Coral

Taddy - Coral

A very effective style of fly, perfect for when fish are chasing highly mobile patterns, both small stillwaters and larger lakes on any line or retrieve

Order Code Size
TG13110 10

Group 2

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

A hugely popular wet fly all over the world. Effectively imitates a wide range of trout prey items such as tadpoles, damsel nymphs and dragonfly larvae.

Order Code Size
COA92608 8
COA92610 10
COA92612 12

Group 14

Wooly Bugger (Black)

Wooly Bugger (Weighted) - Black

A fly as effective on running water as it is on stillwaters. This fly imitates a whole array of quarry for fish. The black version is a good leech pattern.

Order Code Size
170706 6
170708 8
170710 10

Group 2

Wooly Bugger - Olive

Wooly Bugger (Weighted) - Olive

A fly as effective on running water as it is on stillwaters. This fly imitates a whole array of quarry for fish. Try this weighted olive version at the start of a damsel fly hatch when trout are staying deep.

Order Code Size
171710 10
171712 12

Group 2

 

Cristopher Bassano Australian Range Wet Fly Patterns

 

Bitch Variant

Bitch Variant

The "Bitch Variant” is also called “Fiona” from time to time. I was introduced to this fly by another one of Australia’s top fly fishermen, Royce Baxter from Ballarat. Royce, I believe had been shown this fly by Canadian angler and world championship silver medallist, Donald Tom. The fly is quite brash and fishes as such. I mostly fish this fly on the top dropper although many anglers have more success with it elsewhere in the cast. The red and black colour combination is a great fish catcher whether using dry flies or wets this fly is no different. Unlike ‘Shrek’ and ‘Humungous’, this is a fly that fish have a love/hate relationship with. When they are eating it, they will not look at another fly. If I have this fly on the cast for half an hour and have not caught a fish on it, I will take it off because when they want it, they will eat it and pull the rod from your hands in the process. It is a flashy fly and I find it more suitable to coloured water or overcast conditions. I could not count the number of times this fly has saved an unproductive days fishing by catching numerous fish when others are struggling. Again, if a less flashy fly is needed, simply cut some of the flash out of the tail. You will be taking this fly out of the back of a fish’s throat! Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA96210 10

Group 16

Bassano's Fur Fly - Small

Bassano's Fur Fly - Small

Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA98914 14

Group 16

Bassano's Fur Fly - Large

Bassano's Fur Fly - Large

Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA98812 12

Group 16

Humungous - Flashy

Humungous - Flashy

Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA98710 10

Group 16

Humungous - Gold

Humungous - Gold

The Humungous was invented by Scottish fly fisherman, David Downey. As is the case with most woolly buggers, it does not represent anything specifically, but certainly attracts fish in all types of water. Although mostly used as a point fly, the humungous works equally well in the middle. Large sizes work well even when fish are a little shy. This fly catches fish in both lakes and rivers on a fast or slow retrieve although trout do enjoy chasing it! I often catch fish in the sunshine using this fly when all else fails. Competitive anglers in Australia will rarely be without this on the cast whether fishing near the surface or with fast sinking lines. Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA96008 8

Group 16

Index Fly

Index Fly

Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA99006 6

Group 16

McGoo - Olive Head (Unweighted)

McGoo - Olive Head (Unweighted)

Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA97610 10

Group 16

McGoo - Orange UV Head

McGoo - Orange UV Head

This fly originates from Ireland and was then further developed by Ballarat fly anglers, Vern Barby and, to a lesser extent, Craig Coltman. Although originally intended as a damsel fly imitation, the fly works very well when none are present. The slim profile makes it very effective when fish are being selective yet it still has "pulling power", attracting fish from a long way off. The fly works well on a floating line when fished from the shore on its own but really comes into its own in a team of flies on sinking lines. I prefer to fish this fly slowly but it is equally effective pulled hard and 'hung'. I have caught fish with this fly on all three spots on the leader but favour the point for the weighted version and the top dropper for the unweighted fly. Used on a DI 7 it is effective but as good as it is, I prefer it in a scenario when fishing in five feet of water or less. Not surprisingly, this fly is on the leader somewhere for almost all Victorian anglers when fishing lake Wendoree and alike. In Tasmania, there is not a lake it won't work on. In bright weather or when fish are slightly spooky, one piece of flash can be cut out of either side of the tail to increase your catch rate. Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA94410 10
COA94412 12

Group 16

McGoo - Copper Tungsten Bead

McGoo - Copper Tungsten Bead

This fly originates from Ireland and was then further developed by Ballarat fly anglers, Vern Barby and, to a lesser extent, Craig Coltman. Although originally intended as a damsel fly imitation, the fly works very well when none are present. The slim profile makes it very effective when fish are being selective yet it still has "pulling power", attracting fish from a long way off. The fly works well on a floating line when fished from the shore on its own but really comes into its own in a team of flies on sinking lines. I prefer to fish this fly slowly but it is equally effective pulled hard and 'hung'. I have caught fish with this fly on all three spots on the leader but favour the point for the weighted version and the top dropper for the unweighted fly. Used on a DI 7 it is effective but as good as it is, I prefer it in a scenario when fishing in five feet of water or less. Not surprisingly, this fly is on the leader somewhere for almost all Victorian anglers when fishing lake Wendoree and alike. In Tasmania, there is not a lake it won't work on. In bright weather or when fish are slightly spooky, one piece of flash can be cut out of either side of the tail to increase your catch rate. Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA94210 10

Group 16

McGoo - Orange Tungsten Bead

McGoo - Orange Tungsten Bead

As for the McGoo but used more in dirty or milky water and when rainbows are common. This fly is often a first choice for me at the start and end of the season. Barbless.

Order Code

Size

COA94310 10

Group 16

Roy - Gold Tungsten Bead

Roy - Gold Tungsten Bead

Top Australian angler, Craig Carey developed this fly and we named it after one of his daughters. It is reliable, colourful and attractive! This is the sort of fly that the fish can turn on and off to from day to day. When they are on it, you may as well have three of them on as they will not eat anything else. Having said that, it is more of a middle or top dropper fly and works best with a steady "pull, stop" retrieve. Unlike the McGoo, this fly seems to work better, the deeper the water is. In clear water, it can spook the fish from time to time hence, if you don't catch anything on it within an hour or so, take it off. Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA94510 10

Group 16

Shrek

Shrek

Shrek has arguably been the most successful Tasmanian streamer pattern over the last few years. It was developed/invented by top Aussie angler, Joe Riley. Utilising the tried and proven colours of green, gold and red, this fly has caught fish in every waterway I have used it. Shrek has been very well thought out.  It has an uncanny knack of catching fish when all else fails and is readily picked out of the cast no matter which position it is fished in. For this reason, it really does not matter where it is placed on the cast. Such is its effectiveness that I have even heard of people using three of them at a time! Whether on the drop, the hang or the pull, this fly works. As is the case with all great flies, many people have tried to make it even better by changing the tying. This is the original and in my opinion, the best tying. If you want to fish it in brighter conditions or when fish are shying away from flashy flies, you can remove some of the flash in the tail. Early in the season it would be unusual not to catch 90% of your fish on this fly when fishing from a drifting boat in lakes such as Arthurs, Little Pine, Penstock, Bronte, Woods, etc.  Amazingly, Shrek works just as well after Christmas as it does beforehand. You can fish this fly with the utmost confidence. Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA96108 8
COA96110 10

Group 16

Wooly Worm - black

Wooly Worm - Black

I caught my first ever lake fish on this fly decades ago and it is as successful today as it was then. Used as a point fly in a team or on its own while wading and searching early in the season, it is deadly. It sinks at just the right rate and has enough movement to be fished with slow twitches and long pulls. Although this fly works best during overcast and windy weather, at any stage when casting along drop offs and edges of weed beds, it is my go to fly. From Little Pine to Bronte and across the Western Lakes, this inconspicuous fly is best kept simple. Barbless.

Order Code Size
COA93910 10

Group 16

 

Bill Beck Australian Range Wet Fly Patterns

 

Green Machine

Green Machine

I fish the green Machine as a point fly in a team of three flies using a Scientific Anglers Mastery Wet Tip in sink rate V. It is a consistent taker of fish and rainbows, in particular, love it. Use the Lurex Cat as the top dropper and Krystal Cat as middle dropper. Best fished from a drifting boat using a drogue to control the speed of drift. Vary your retrieve rate from short sharp pulls to long slow retrieves until you find a speed the trout like on the day. Also, mix up the depth fished from starting the retrieve as soon as the flies hit the water to counting down in multiples of 5 until the depth the fish are hanging in has been found.

Order Code Size
COA92706 6
COA92708 8

Group 14

Krystal Cat

Krystal Cat

This fly is used in my 3 team rig and is attached on the middle dropper. The positioning of these flies is not set in concrete but, over many seasons of guiding, the positions I have recommended have proven the most reliable. Best fished using the Scientific Anglers Mastery Wet Tip in sink rate V with the Green machine on point and Lurex cat as top dropper. Best fished from drifting boat using a drogue to control the speed of drift. Vary your retrieve rate from short sharp pulls to long slow retrieves until you find a speed the trout like on the day. Also, mix up the depth fished from starting the retrieve as soon as the flies hit the water to counting down in multiples of 5 until the depth the fish are hanging in has been found.

Order Code Size
COA92906 6
COA92908 8

Group 14

Lurex Cat

Lurex Cat

This fly is used as the top dropper in a team of three flies and is the best catching wet fly I have used personally and when guiding clients. Works best using the Scientific Anglers Mastery Wet Tip in sink rate V and teamed with the Green Machine as point and Krystal Cat as middle dropper. Best fished from drifting boat using a drogue to control the speed of drift. Vary your retrieve rate from short sharp pulls to long slow retrieves until you find a speed the trout like on the day. Also, mix up the depth fished from starting the retrieve as soon as the flies hit the water to counting down in multiples of 5 until the depth the fish are hanging in has been found.

Order Code Size
COA92806 6
COA92808 8

Group 14