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About the Footballer Trout Flies 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 flies fly: Geoffrey Bucknall (1960's)

Tier of this trout flies fly: Mandy Shelvey

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 : 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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