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.
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
- 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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