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Footballer Fly

This fly is one of our library flies.

You can register your interest by stating code '1100' and any preference on hook sizes. If we get enough requests, we will have this pattern tied up!

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About the Footballer Trout Fly

The Footballer represents a hitherto ignored stage between a blood worm and emerger, the buzzer.

A style of dressing that soon became a must in the still water fly fisherman's fly box.

Creator of this trout fly: Geoffrey Bucknall (1960's)

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 : 8-16.
  • Thread : Black or grey.
  • Body : Two stripped hackle stalks or horsehair, one- white, one black, wound on together.
  • Thorax : Grey seal's fur.
  • Head : Bronze peacock herl.
  • Breathers : White antron yarn of white floss. optional.

Comments from other fly fishermen

I just met the bloke who created this fly! apparently he was intending to call it the bullseye but after seeing the newcastle united captain holding the fayres cup aloft he decided to call it "the footballer". - Posted by on 28/09/2008

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