or, perhaps Olive the Woolly Blogger...


An astute angler understands that one of the most important things they can do is to pass along their love for our natural resources to the next generation. There’s no better way to instill respect for the environment and passion for the outdoors than to get children hooked on fly-fishing at a young age. And there’s no better way to do this than with Kirk Werner’s series of children’s fly-fishing books.

Olive the Woolly Bugger is the central character in a series of fly fishing books for kids.¬† Through these books kids learn about fly fishing, conservation and much more as Olive takes young readers along on her many adventures¬† where she meets new friends and fish. But just as there’s more to fishing than just catching fish, there’s more to Olive than just fishing. Olive also learns life lessons about perseverance, kindness and respect for others.

There are three books to date. Please visit the HOW TO ORDER page for more information.

Olive the Little Woolly Bugger“You’re not one of us, so SCRAM!”

Olive the Woolly Bugger wants to be a dry fly like her colorful companions at Camp Tightloops, Randal the Royal Coachman, Sally the Yellow Sally, and Stan the Stimulator. Try as she might, Olive just can’t float like the snobby dry flies, but the drab little streamer fly soon learns what she can do! Dive in and discover why being different is what makes Olive a splashing success. Whether you’re just getting your feet wet or you have an in-depth knowledge of fly-fishing, Olive teaches an important lesson about perseverance and respecting others.


Olive and The Big Stream

“Will a fish catch me, or will I catch a fish?”

Join Olive, the little-streamer-fly-that-could, Gilbert the Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear, Polly the Partridge and Orange, and the rest of the Camp Tightloops gang as they follow their dreams down The Big Stream. Zip and dart along with Olive as the importance of catching and releasing a wild trout finally sinks in. Fly-fishing fans young and old will agree that Olive is the real “keeper” in this action-packed, fact-filled sequel to Olive The Little Woolly Bugger.


Olive Goes for a Wild Ride

“It’s a waterfall! Quick – swim back upstream!”

Olive the Woolly Bugger is back for another fast-paced adventure as she Goes for a Wild Ride. This time Olive snags a new friend, Clark, the small fry with a big heart. Together, the darting duo head downstream where they run into everything from Sockeyed Jack, the spawning salmon, to all other walks of wildlife. Even a terrifying tumble over the waterfall doesn’t dampen Olive’s spirits as she discovers the fascinating circle of life – in and along the river. Ideal for fly-fishing veterans and rookies alike, this third tale in the Olive series reminds us what makes the great outdoors so great.


  1. clifford

    i would consider dropping the word, “bugger” in your title unless it’s not meant for kids. It is a commonly used term in various English speaking countries with a not so nice meaning: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugger

    but you probably know this right?

    • Kirk Werner

      Correct, I have been aware of this since long before the books were published. However, I also know that the Woolly Bugger is recognized as a very effective fly fishing pattern throughout the world, in English speaking countries and others. And given that Amazon UK carries the books, I think I’ll not make any drastic changes as it seems to be working out pretty well. Thanks for the comment, Clifford.

  2. jon beardsley

    Must everyone be so politically correct.

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