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Claret Bumble Fly

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About the Claret Bumble Trout Fly

It is suggested that the Bumbles' origins date back to Derbyshire in the 1500's when the fly was attached to a horsehair line.

The fly when first alighting on the water was fished as a dapping fly, which slowly sank and fished as a wet hackle fly.

It is very successful and has therefore has survived in fly boxes for more than 500 years.

The palmered hackles mimic insect legs movement on the surface film.

Expert Tip:

F M Halford described the fly as " the priceless Bumble".

Creator of this trout fly: Anon

Tier of this trout fly: Paul Strasman

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 8-12.
  • Tying Silk : Black or claret.
  • Body : Claret seal fur or claret tying silk.
  • Rib : Oval gold.
  • Palmered Hackle : Black and claret cock.
  • Front Hackle : Traditional blue jay or grey partridge or guinea fowl, dyed blue.

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