The Hare and Copper trout
fly is New Zealand's best-known nymph and probably the most popular.
It is a very simple fly pattern but is arguably the most productive
fly in New Zealand. It certainly derserves a place in any anglers
box. Sizes vary from around a 10 and go down to an 18 though a 14
size is probably the most popular. Again it is best however to match
the size to the water being fished.
Many anglers tie this pattern very roughly and
some suggest that the rougher it is tied the more effective it becomes.
As an example see the Rough
Hare and Copper
White's Hare and Copper
Red and Black Nymph
of Fly Fishing Calendar, 1998-2007
© Michael Scheele