Friday, March 18, 2011

(Belated) Fly of the Week: the Woolly Bugger

In following along with the NAFFF Fly Tie-a-long, this weeks fly is the Woolly Bugger. This venerable fly is most frequently the first fly anyone ties, except maybe the San Juan Worm. This fly is either weighted or weightless, bead head, cone head, no head; in as many colors as the rainbow. 

I'll list the recipe below, but will refrain from mentioning colors as you can use literally any color combination you would like.

Here are a few of my favorite colors, albeit some a little unusual. 

Woolly Bugger
Hooks: Any size from 14 up to as big as you'd like
Optional: bead or cone head, lead wire underbody
Tail: Marabou
Body: Chenelle (or dubbing) and a saddle hackle.

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