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  1. #1
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    Default Butcher for dropper fly for grilse

    Does anyone use a double hook butcher fly for grilse looks a good fly for them in size 12 doubles

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    Quote Originally Posted by staxigoe View Post
    Does anyone use a double hook butcher fly for grilse looks a good fly for them in size 12 doubles
    yes ,grilse love it and i use it often in low water down to size 14, prefer the bloody version

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    Must get a few for my dropper slot thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by staxigoe View Post
    Does anyone use a double hook butcher fly for grilse looks a good fly for them in size 12 doubles
    Here is a sort of a variation of a butcher, have caught sea trout on it, size 12 partridge salar double.

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    Looks a good fly would say more like a stoats tail in it

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    The bloody butcher is even a good fly fished by itself. My dad had a few fish last September using one tied on a size 8 single. Fished in the last hour of light, it proved to be better than using any other more popular salmon fly fished on a small hook.

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    I have never caught a salmon on it, but like others on here i have caught a lot of sea trout on it. I really like a hairwing version. Cracking fly.
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    Had a grilse on the silver butcher last year fishing for troot on a size 14 a think it was a few days later 2 sea troot and a 2 1/2lb broonie.

    A great all round flee. Like the variant think a will try something similar ma self.

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    A hairwing silver butcher single with a black muddler head is one of my favourite seatrout flies.
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    Love all the Butcher variants, deadly back in the day on Loch Leven. Can't see why they wouldn't be equally effective for grilse.

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