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Shellback Booby Green Fly

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About the Shellback Booby Green Trout Flies Fly

It is best fished in the winter on Di lines. Retrieving gently and pausing so Booby to pop up off the bottom.
Because it contains a foam back as well as foam eyes it rises on a level plane and much quicker than a normal Booby. Thus allowing the Trout to see more of its irrisitable movement.
In the warmer months fish it on or just below the surface with a faster retrieve and the fish will ponce on it!
It does not spin like the normal Booby because of its shape there fore is ideal for pulling in competitions without kinking your leader.

Expert Tip:

Steve Bye invented the Shellback Booby and it has caught 100's of Trout and quite a lot in double figures.

Creator of this trout flies fly: Steve Bye

Tier of this trout flies fly: Steve Bye

Country of origin for this trout flies fly: England

This trout flies fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Rivers & Streams, Still Water fish


  • Hook : 8 - 12
  • Thread : White
  • Tail : Mararbou White with pearl crystal hair
  • Eye : Shaped Foam
  • Back : Shaped Foam
  • Body : Green fritz

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