Iain Barr fry pat­terns

from £1.10 www.iain­bar­rfly­fish­ing.co.uk

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Tackle -

TF con­trib­u­tor Iain Barr has brought out a new se­lec­tion of fry pat­terns that are sure to get lines tight­en­ing this au­tumn and win­ter. The Real-life Min­now is the small­est of the new of­fer­ings and has a pearl tin­sel tail, a ta­pered body (brown on the top and pearl-olive un­der­neath) and a dis­tinc­tive or­ange and black eye. The pat­tern has been cov­ered with epoxy, giv­ing it some weight, and it is great when cast out along the mar­gins on a float­ing line, let­ting it drop down close the weedbeds. The size 10 Sil­ver and Olive Pop­per Minkies (£1.10) are sus­pender pat­terns, in­cred­i­bly ef­fec­tive in th­ese smaller sizes when fish are af­ter less of a mouth­ful. Tied with ei­ther Strag­gle sil­ver and UV or Strag­gle olive and UV bodies, the two pat­terns also fea­ture red and black epoxy eyes. The foam post al­lows them to be popped across the water to set up a chase or they can be fished on a dead drift – just watch them as you would a dry and wait for the fish to come up and ham­mer them. Float­ing Fry are very suc­cess­ful dur­ing the late sea­son fry bash so be sure to give Iain’s Tube Fry pat­terns a go. Avail­able in 1.5 and 2.5-inch ver­sions at £1.30 and £1.40 each, th­ese are made from foam and pearl My­lar tub­ing and are fit­ted with a tube ex­ten­sion so you can at­tach your choice of hook at the back end.

“The Rut­land Dray­cote Tube has been the down­fall of many a big fish.”

The Rut­land Dray­cote Tube (£1.30) is a sim­ple but very ef­fec­tive pat­tern and the down­fall of many a big fish, es­pe­cially when fished on a sink­ing line. The tube has a skirt of gold and sil­ver My­lar tin­sel, and again you can at­tach your choice of hook. Fi­nally, there is the Tan­dem Hu­mun­gus (£1.20), the big­gest pat­tern on of­fer at just over three inches in length. Tied as a dou­ble it will prove a good mouth­ful for those specimen res­i­dent fish. Two hooks are con­nected by braid while dumb-bell eyes add the fin­ish­ing touch. Its ar­tic­u­lated construction al­lows for plenty of wig­gle and the added move­ment from the marabou tail and front wing should prove ir­re­sistible!

Tan­dem Hu­mun­gus, Rut­land Dray­cote Tube and Tube Fry.

Real-life Min­now and the Sil­ver and Olive Pop­per Minkies.

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