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FTF Fly Challenge: Wooly Buggers


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#1 SmallieHunter

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:40 PM

It has been 5 long years since we did a "fly challenge" here on FTF and I would bet that there are very few people that are still around from those days.

How it works is simple. Upload a photo of your favorite wooly bugger. It could be your best fish producer, the one that you enjoy tying the most or something creative that you just came up with for fun.

Upload the photo and please include a material list for any members that wants to tie one for yourself!

You guys are in for two treats...

1. I'm actually going to take a few minutes and come up with a wooly bugger variation I have never tied before. Don't know what it is going to be, what materials I am going to use, etc but I want to participate in this. I haven't posted a fly I have tied on here in quite some time, so I am long overdue.

2. One lucky person that shows off a bugger variation will get a shiny new pair of the 5.5" Tungsten 6th Finger scissors that I have been selling for quite some time. That is a $30 pair of scissors just for posting a photo. Once this thread has been around for a while I will randomly choose a member that has posted something on this thread.

Just trying to do what I can to bring back some of the unique things that we use to do around here so take a few minutes and post a bugger that you have recently tied!

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#2 Hans Weilenmann

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:59 PM

Here you go rolleyes.gif




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Hook: Grip 14723BL #8
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, light grey
Tail: Hackle flue, scarlet
Rib: Copper wire, dark
Body: Pine squirrel back hair, inserted into split thread

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#3 SmallieHunter

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:12 PM

Hans, great way to kick this topic off!

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:30 PM

Hans,

That is the way to set the bar.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 07:09 PM

This one I call The Puple Heart
Bead -gold
Thread-6/0 black
Hook -streamer hook
Tail -puple maribou
Body -purple chenille
Hackle-grizzly
Wing-yellow maribou

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:07 PM

I call this the Flash Bugger
Thread of choice I used 200 Gel spun
Hook of choice, I used a size 4/0 wide gap bass hook
Marabou tail (color of choice)
wire ribbing
cactus chenille
regular chenille under body
Hackle I used red long schlappen hackle

Can be tied in a veriety of colors Olive has been a killer Large Mouth bass pattern for me this season.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:34 PM

All right, here's one of my favorites. On most of my bugger-type flies I wrap the butts of the tail marabou up the body, and prefer the smaller profile of the soft hackle collar vs. the traditional Bugger hackling. Took it one step further with this one:

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Threw a little Flash A Bou in to top it all off.

Enjoy.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:54 AM

Here's one that works good for me.
Hook: Sz 10
Tail: Brown Marabou
Hackle: Brown
Rib: Small copper wire
Thread: Orange 140 denier
Eyes: Bead chain
Legs: Hot tipped silli legs - Black/Red

Tie on the bead chain eyes on top of the hook, useing figure 8 thread wraps about 1/8 inch back from the hook eye. Then wrap the thread back to just above the barb of the hook.
Tie on the tail, then the copper wire and the hackle.
Twist the brown marabou and wrap it to right behind the eyes.
Tie it off and clip the excess.
Wrap the hackle to behind the eyes. make 2 or 3 wraps of hackle just behind the eyes and tie it off. Clip the excess.
Counter wrap the copper wire rib to behind the eyes and tie off. Clip or break off excess.
Make a couple extra thread wraps behind the eyes and put in a half hitch or two. Move the tread in front of the eyes.
Tie in 6 peices of the silli legs on the under side so the black part extends over the point of the hook. Clip the legs so they are as long as the hook shank. I like to have about half black and half red after they are cut to length.
Make a head and whip finish.
I've caught carp, cats, bass, bluegill, drum (sheephead) on this fly. I think they take it for a crawdad.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:42 AM

Hans –

Show off.

Mostly, I'm glad this forum isn't too pretentious for buggers.

Nice flies, folks.

#10 lykos33

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:26 AM

My "Variant"?
hook: 3x #2 Partridge down eye
body: green and white poly yarn
hackle: cream dry hackle
head: olive floss

The poly yarn floats well and the weave of the colors resembles a caterpillar. You could use any color combo to match a local bug. I don't know if this could really be called a "wooly bugger", your call on that one! (maybe with a tighter hackle wrap up the body?)


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#11 bad fish rising

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:06 AM

i use 2 buggers that catch me steelhead every year.
nothing special about them really.
the olive STS BUGGER is for year around fish all conditions
the EGGSUCKING LAMPREY is for muddy cold spring water
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#12 Bryan Wright

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:09 AM

QUOTE (lykos33 @ Nov 3 2010, 08:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My "Variant"?
hook: 3x #2 Partridge down eye
body: green and white poly yarn
hackle: cream dry hackle
head: olive floss

The poly yarn floats well and the weave of the colors resembles a caterpillar. You could use any color combo to match a local bug. I don't know if this could really be called a "wooly bugger", your call on that one! (maybe with a tighter hackle wrap up the body?)


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I really like that it really does a good job of imitating one of those spiny lookign catepiliars. I would love to learn tha weave!
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:18 AM



Fire Tiger Bugger
Hook: Size 4 3x long Streamer hook or 1/0 bass bug hook
Weight: 10 wraps of .035 lead
Thread: Orange
Tail: Chartreuse Marabou topped with Green Flashabou
Body:Chartreuse Chenille
Hackle: Orange Grizzly Saddle Hackle
Rib: Chartreuse Wire
Collar: Orange Guinea
Head: Orange Cone Head

#14 Bryan Wright

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE (Pelhament @ Nov 3 2010, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Fire Tiger Bugger
Hook: Size 4 3x long Streamer hook or 1/0 bass bug hook
Weight: 10 wraps of .035 lead
Thread: Orange
Tail: Chartreuse Marabou topped with Green Flashabou
Body:Chartreuse Chenille
Hackle: Orange Grizzly Saddle Hackle
Rib: Chartreuse Wire
Collar: Orange Guinea
Head: Orange Cone Head

I love the fly but I want to know how you took that picture? What camera do you use and what settings do you use it on? Also what background are you using.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:50 PM

This is a bugger pattern I was experimenting with a few months ago.

Foxy Bugger.
Size#8 std streamer hook.
Thread: 6/0 dark olive.
Pearl Glass Bead.
Lead wrap 2/3 from hook eye.
Tail: Blk Fox
Underbody: con't., from tail material wrapped to shank.
Overbody: 6-8 strands of copper flash twisted in a rope and wrapped.
Hackle: Ginger Variant (like variants for buggers) wrapped frt to back.
Rib: counter wrapped - Pearl metallic thread
Collar: Blk Fox.

Enjoy
Mike

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