A few people have been on my case about a step-by-step (SBS) article on the Falloon. I am now convinced that it is a great fly and certainly worth the time to tie if you are a species-crazy angler. I received positive reports from Gerald Penkler (who caught a nice big UK brown on the concept), Peter Coetzee (who swore that the Falloon was the only ‘thing’ the Berg River carp wanted on a recent trip) and Guy Ferguson (who mentioned that Danie van Zyl of www.kalahaririverandsafari.co.za said you can’t visit his spot on the Orange River without the Falloon).
More recently, I’ve also managed to catch rainbow trout on the fly. The fish took it with such confidence and aggression that I believe it should be a part of every serious trout angler’s fly box. Here is the SBS pictorial demonstration of the Falloon: