Butcher

butcher

Butcher

 

This fly, the Butcher, is normally used as a team of three flies and is best on the point. It is tremendous when fished Loch style and very rarely fails.

Many fishermen also use it on a slow sinking line with a steady retrieve along the bottom and again can be deadly on its day.

It is probably one of the best-known flies as it’s been around for more than 150 years and most fishermen have used this pattern one time in their life.

 

Dressing

 

Hook:  Size 14, 12 or 10 – 8 or 6 can be used for sea trout.

Tying silk: Black.

Tail: Red Ibis.

Body: Flat silver ribbed with oval silver.

Wing: Blue black feather from a Drake’s wing.

Head: Black varnish.

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