Published Mar 30. 2023 - 10 months ago
Updated or edited Mar 30. 2023

Richard Walker's Chomper

Hot stillwater fly, that works in rivers and in the salt as well, and catch fish year round. Richard (Dick) Walker (1918 – 1985) was a British all-round fisherman, who was just as happy with a coarse rod in hand chasing monster carp, as he was catching trout with the fly rod in the UK reservoirs.
Most of all he was one of the first anglers, who combined science, technology and biology in his angling life and work.
He designed fly rods for Hardy, and he fathered a bunch of famous flies: Chompers, Sweeney Todd, Walker’s Mayfly Nymph, Polystickle and many other.
And he wrote a several books on angling as well.
Today we are gonna tie his super simple, but very effective Chomper. A fly that will imitate a variety of water living insects - like water beetles, corixa and scuds etc. I like to fish this weighted version on a floating line with a long leader. It was made for reservoir fishing, but it is equally effective for sea trout (sea run brown) in my area.

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Richard Walker’s Chomper
Hook: Wetfly #8-16
Thread: Brown
Back: Raffene, brown -
Weight: Leadfree round wire -
Body: Ostrich herl, dark brown

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