The Bob’s Bits

by Jonathan

This fly has been a favourite with the Stillwater fly fishers for several years. Originally it was devized by Bob Worts for fishing Grafham Water when reservoir trout fishing was in its infancy. It was not long before its popularity spread to other stillwaters. The white hackle wing is intended as a ‘sighter’ rather than imitative. In a ripple it may help to treat with floatant.

  • Hook Size – 10—14  Light Weight Wet Fly Hook
  • Thread – To suit body colour.
  • Rib – Fine gold wire.
  • Body – Seals fur, red, black, black or olive.
  • Wing – White cock hackle fibres.
  • Hackle – Brown Cock Hackle.

Regards Dave C and The Team

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Martin Gallagher October 10, 2015 at 4:00 am

Glad I found the site again. The computer drive that links to all of the patterns and techniques went kafl0oey. David has always reminded me of the the loving, friendly grand father teaching another generation and I happen to be 64 with two grandchildren.

Thanks, and love all the patterns, you can not get away from the basics.

Tim browne September 20, 2015 at 5:23 pm

How do you fish this fly

Halvar October 23, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Knall flott fluge, skal du legge ut fleire vidioer?
Helsing halvar 9 år.

kristian mørkbak August 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

You are the king.

cecil hash July 14, 2013 at 12:30 am

I’ve enjoyed seeing your technique and skill. Thanks for making this available.

Sakuna April 30, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Hi David
I never try fry tying before but I do really want to learn and it’s great to see your website. I have nothing with me now but I will start by watching your video and it would be very appreciate if you could kindly give me a suggestion.

Thank you for your attention.

Sakuna from Thailand

BOBBY T April 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm





javier pedraza November 27, 2011 at 3:18 am

Muchas Gracias por sus enseñanzas, ojala lo pueda subtitular en spanish i’m sorry i don`t spek inglish tank you

DaveC August 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

Hi John
Standard dressing Brown cock hackle.Nothing is laid down in tablets of stone! I have used both black and grizzle with equal success. The important bit is the white wing for visibility.
Hope this helps.
DaveC.and the Team

John August 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Is it red cock hackle for all colours of Bob’s Bits ?

David August 5, 2011 at 12:56 am

very nice fly, i will start to learn it when i going home, i hope you could make a video of the “vimenn” fly that they use in my home countrie norway here is a link how it looks like on google.

Calum June 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Great fly, thanks a lot for answerng my request, love the idea of the white wing aybe deer hair or yarn would be beter idea, what thread do you use

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