The Halfback trout fly is one of the most popluar
flies in new Zealand. It is very similar to the Hare and Copper and
is often tied in a very rough pattern. It is a good all round pattern
that can be used anywhere around the country and on all sorts or waters.
It can be weighted or left unweighted. Try to match the size of the
fly to the larcal forms in the water you are fishing.