My Shopping Basket

Footballer Fly

Hook Size

  • 12
  • 14
  • 16

Choose Quantity

  • 3
  • 6
  • 9
  • 12
  • 24

Estimated Dispatch Time

  • 1-3 Days
  • 3 Pack: $4.02, £3.15, 3.72
  • 12 Pack: $13.40, £10.50, 12.40
    (12 flies for the price of 10)
  • Selection Total: $4.02

  • Add fly to basket

When should I fish with the Footballer?

This graph shows trends of when fly fishermen use the Footballer to fish with and what hooks are most popular throughout the fly-fishing season.

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

Pattern Dressings

  • 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

to make a comment

To make a comment, please sign-in or register securely with us.