Fishing Flies: The British Booby

Moc Morgan describes the action that makes the Booby fly — adorned with large foam eyes — such an effective pattern on Welsh and English lakes and reservoirs. “When an angler casts a line that will sink very deep in the water the booby will also be pulled down deep. Then its buoyant foam eyes will move it upwards until it is floating on top. When a very fast sinking line is retrieved the booby will be pulled down and then it will move upwards in the water when the line is slack.” On

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