About the Flexi-Floss Footballer Nymph Trout Fly
The Flexi-Floss Footballer Nymph is a modern version of Geoffrey Bucknall's Footballer. It uses rubber strands for the body instead of the usual more delicate stripped cock hackle stalks or horsehair.
Although not as bright as the original it is definitely stronger.
Cast to rising or bulging fish on the end of a long leader greased to within 6 inches of the tippet. If not taken on the drop then give a single long steady pull.
Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Still Water fish
- Hook : 12-16.
- Thread : White.
- Body : Two strands of span flex, one white, one black.
- Thorax : Natural mole's hair.
- Head : Bronze peacock herl.
When tying the body wrap both blck and white together over a base of white tying silk giving a striped body as in the original version.
Other contrasting colours that can be used for the body are red and black or Chartreuse and olive.
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