Olive The Little Woolly Bugger - Book Review
By David Hugh Scott, Age 7
Olive the Little Woolly Bugger is a book about a Woolly Bugger named Olive. A woolly bugger is a kind of fly that sinks in the water.
She goes to Camp Tightloops to learn how to catch fish. She meets the dry flies but they weren't very friendly. She also met a little fly named Gilbert, the Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear who was nice.
At camp she learned how to fly and swim around and she had the barb on her hook flattened so she wouldn't hurt fish. At the end of camp she earned a place in the fly box.
I liked this book because I like fly fishing a lot.
You can purchase Olive the Little Woolly Bugger here.
I enjoyed reading the book with my son. It provides lessons about respecting others no matter what you look like or what station in life you are in. The writing is excellent and kept David's attention and motivated some laughs at times. As mentioned, the book is well illustrated and David enjoyed reading each page on the left and then looking at all the details in the accompanying illustration on the right hand page.
The characters in the book are a variety of fly patterns, and at the end of the story, photographs of actual fly patterns are included. Having a book like this has increased David's interest in different fly patterns and how and when they are used when fly fishing.
Written and illustrated by Kirk Werner, the book is published by Johnson Books, Boulder, CO.