About the Golden Olive Bumble Trout Fly
The Golden Olive Bumble comes into its own as an attractor when on bob.
However, don't underestimate when fished singularly, it can be a real killer.
Superb during a Mayfly hatch on Lochs / lakes specially in gentle waves.
It is suggested that the Bumbles origins date back to Derbyshire in the 1500's when the fly was attached to a horsehair line. The fly when first alighting on the water was fished as a dapping fly, which slowly sank and fished as a wet hackle fly.
It has survived in flyboxes for more than 500 years because it works.
Creator of this trout fly: Anon
Tier of this trout fly: Paul Strasman
Country of origin for this trout fly: Ireland
- Hook : 8 - 12
- Tying Silk : Brown or yellow
- Body : Golden olive seal's fur or well waxed yellow tying silk
- Rib : Oval gold
- Palmered Hackle : Golden olive and medium red game cocks, together
- Front Hackle : Tradional blue jay or Grey partridge or Guinea fowl dyed blue
Comments from other fly fishermen
This fly is of Irish Origin. The tying presented originated from Kingsmill Moore. In english books and tying references pre-dating Kingsmill there was a different style of pattern given for the Bumble (herl bodies with single mono-tone palmered hackle). - Posted by Gary on 05/08/2009
Thanks for the comment, I've corrected the origin. - Posted by David Radley - Fish4Flies Team on 06/08/2009
As you will have gathered, I am a fan of Mr Kingsmill. I also spend a lot of time researching the origins of patterns. The original English Bumble is a lovely looking fly, but sadly not fished much anymore. - Posted by Gary on 06/08/2009
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