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  • 3 Pack: $4.62, £3.60, 4.26
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When should I fish with the Butcher?

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About the Butcher Trout Fly

The Butcher, a wet, winged fly, was cleverly devised by Moon & Jewhurst of Tunbridge Wells. Originally dubbed "Moon's Fly," it was renamed "Butcher" in 1838 as a nod to its creators' trade as butchers, with the fly's colours reminiscent of their white and blue aprons splattered with blood.

Having a history of over 180 years, the Butcher fly remains a formidable force in the fly fishing world, proving its effectiveness on both still waters and rivers. Its longevity and continued popularity are a testament to its ability to lure fish time and time again.

The Butcher's striking colour combination and unique design make it an enticing option for anglers seeking a reliable and proven fly pattern. Its wet, winged style ensures that it can be easily adapted to various fishing conditions, increasing its versatility and appeal.

Expert Tip:

As George Fichter aptly said, "Good fishing never stops. There are only times when some places are better than others." The Butcher fly certainly embodies this sentiment, offering a consistent and reliable option for anglers looking to make the most of their time on the water.

Creator of this trout fly: Moon & Jewhurst

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, Rivers & Streams, Still Water

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 8-14.
  • Thread : Black.
  • Tail : Red ibis or swan dyed red, duck,
  • Body : Flat silver tinsel.
  • Rib : Oval silver tinsel.
  • Wing : Blue mallard, crow wing or magpie tail feather.
  • Hackle : Black cock.

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