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Olive Bugger GH Fly

This fly is one of our library flies.

You can register your interest by stating code '699' and any preference on hook sizes. If we get enough requests, we will have this pattern tied up!

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About the Olive Bugger GH Trout Flies Fly

This damsel was created with a long tail to catch those fish too lazy to chase a normal sized creation. It has been very successful, accoutung for thousands of fish on UK stillwaters.

From small waters, lakes and beyond - this fly is a fish taker!

Expert Tip:

The key to successful stillwater fishing is to fish at the right depth. You can only find this by trial and error, using the countdown method. The first time you cast, count to 10 before you start your retrieve. Count to 15 on the next cast, 20 on the next and so on. Vary the depth each cast and when you catch a fish or one takes a look at your fly, with your next cast, count to the same number and the fly should be at the same depth again. Terry Lawton (March 2000)

Creator of this trout flies fly: Tony Hern

Tier of this trout flies fly: Tony Hern

Country of origin for this trout flies fly: England

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


  • Hook : 10
  • Silk : Olive 6/0
  • Tail : Olive marabou, 35mm past the tail, with the addition of either gold ‘Rippleflash’, or Blue ‘Reflections’ material, both available from Veniards.
  • Rib : Fine gold tinsel
  • Body : Olive rayon chenille
  • Body hackle : Olive grizzle
  • Bead : 4mm gold.

Two variants have been tied, but in various colour schemes, the permutations are endless. B830

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