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The Zug Bug

fly tying Zug bug nymph trout fly

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#1 McFlyLures

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:00 PM

The Zug bug is a fly that works really well, however it doesn't seem to resemble any particular bug specifically.  Not sure really what it is supposed to mimmic.  Some say caddis (cased or pupa), and while that could be, it really isn't a good representation.  However, that means nothing in fishing.  Something doesn't have to look identical to a forage for a fish to eat it.  And trout love this fly.  I find especially in the winter time for some reason.  Although I have had them take this fly year round.  

 
The fly is also relatively easy to tie compared to some other flashy patterns like copper johns or prince nymphs (both of which also don't mimic anything specific, but trout love them!). 

 
As always I am listing all the materials used on this fly below.
 
Hook:  Firehole Sticks #609 in size 14
Thread:  Veevus 6/0 in Black
Tail:  Peacock Swords
Ribbing:  Silver Tinsel
Body:  Peacock Hurl
Hackle:  Hen neck or saddle 
Wing Case:  Natural Mallard Flank
Head Cement:  Original Hard as Hull 

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#2 McFlyLures

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:03 PM

Ok apparently Davey McPhail uploaded a video on tying these a few hours ago.   Everyone is coming down on me saying I copied him.  But just so you all know (before you all tell me im copying) I had no clue his video was coming out.  I also take about 6-12 hours to film and edit my videos, and this was uploaded last week, scheduled for today.  LOL.  It was a coincidence.  


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#3 fshng2

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 02:18 PM

Great little Iconic pattern with a cool name.
Nice work!

#4 McFlyLures

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 02:25 PM

Thanks!

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