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About the Butcher Trout Fly

Moon & Jewhurst of Tunbridge Wells, devised this fly that was originally named 'Moon's fly'. However in 1838 it was renamed 'Butcher' after the their trade, butchers, and the colours of their white and blue aprons splattered with blood.

It has continued to be a killer for almost 180 years on still waters and rivers.

Expert Tip:

Good fishing never stops.
There are only times when some places are better than others.
George Fichter.

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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