WASHINGTON – In honor of the 150th birthday of Theodore Roosevelt, famed guide and fly tyer Craig Mathews and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership are teaming to introduce a new twist on the timeless woolly bugger—the “Bully Bugger.”
“Throughout his life, T.R. hunted way more than he fished, but things might have been different if he’d had the Bully Bugger,” said TRCP President and CEO George Cooper, “It evokes the same patriotism that T.R. exuded, and they’ve got similar flair.”
“Heck, they’ve even got the same prescription!” Mathews quipped, referring to the wire-rimmed spectacles donned by both the 26th President and the Bully Bugger. Mathews will tie a limited edition of only 150 Bully Buggers. One hundred forty-nine will be mounted in hand-made wooden shadowboxes and presented in return to those who donate $150 or more to the TRCP.
Bully Bugger No.1, the first in the series, will be custom framed and auctioned at www.ebay.com. Bidding will begin on December 1 and last for 10 days.
Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the TRCP is a coalition of organizations and grassroots partners working together to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing. For more information and to donate to the TRCP, please visit www.trcp.org.