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FTF Fly Challenge: Wooly Buggers


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#16 JohnP

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:31 PM

Here's a bugger that is good medicine for steelhead:

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#17 utyer

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:02 PM

This pattern is one I have tied thousands of throught the years. I made a few adjustments (the copper wire, and adding the second hackle at the head and winding back.) I sold these to customers is several western states over a period of 10 years. I have taken many trout, smallmouth and largemouth, gills, and even some Steelhead on it. Its proven itself to me over the years.

Hook: 4 XL your choice, in sizes 4 to 10.
Tail: Ringneck tail,a good clump.
Shell back: the butts of the tail, or a seperate clump of Pheasant if your fibers are not long enough. This is tied over the BACK half of the fly.
Hackle: Brown or furnace, on large sizes, two work better than one. Make the hackle at least 2x the hook gap.
Underbody: Brown or olive wool.
Body: Peacock herl: The body should be rather full.
Rib: Copper wire.

Tie in the tail, and shell back first. Then the copper wire. Wind the underbody. Tie in a brown hackle by the tip. Tie in and wind 6 or 8 peacock herls to the middle. Wind the hackle to the middle, and counter rib. Take one or two wraps over the copper. Pull the pheasant tail over the hackle and wire.

Now continue with the front half. Wind the peacock herl to the head and tie off. Tie in a hackle by the butt and wind back to the mid point. Counter wrap the wire over the hackle and the herl. Tie off the copper and form the head.


This thing is so ugly, it HAS to catch fish.

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#18 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:12 PM

Magnum Wooly Buggar:
Long shank streamer hook, pictured is a Mustad 34011 #1
Neck hackles splayed, maroon grizzley & black pictured
Marabou plumes, thin stemmed, palmered on hook. pictured a red and two blacks
Rubber or silicone legs, four on each side in the front and back. Pictured Sili legs black with red tip.
Medium or large chenine or antron chenille overwrapped with neck hackle, pictured black for both.
Weedguard appropriate for hook size.

I've caught many bass and redfish on this pattern in color variations from this to white/grey, chartreuse/black, purple/black, brown/orange, yellow/black.


Every now and then, I'll make a video, wish I could find time to do more; here is the link:
http://www.youtube.c...et?feature=mhee

I've got a few folders with photos of flies, these get more updates than my videos:
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#19 JSzymczyk

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:56 PM

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the gales of November remembered...


#20 JSzymczyk

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:58 PM

caught many nice largemouths on this...

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#21 Old Hat

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:12 PM



Spey Bugger
Tail: calf's tail
Rib: wire
Body: ostrich
Hackle: spey hackle (long)

A simple spey fly for steelhead.

"Always drink upstream from the herd."

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#22 Bryan Wright

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:43 AM

This is my not so wooly, wooly bugger

Hook: I have no idea some long hook I had around
Thread utc 70 black
Tail Black Mariboo/flash
Body sparkle black slef stick foam
Thorax/head ultra chenille black

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#23 flyderaght

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 02:16 PM

I am in for this need to fix a pic up though.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:35 PM

Olive Wooly Bugger

Hook: Daiichi 1750, #6
Thread: 3/0 olive
Tail: maribou, damsel green, olive Crystal Mirror Flash
body: maribou, damsel green
Rib: olive dyed grizzly
Head: small gold cone head
Collar: olive India hen back (olive Super Fine dubbing behind, red midge Super Fine in front)

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#25 Big E

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:51 PM

Trying out new materials...a new marabou and wiggle dub



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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:48 AM

Its nothing special, but the bass here in the Ottawa valley love it.
Tail- burnt orange marabou
body bronze cactus chenille
brass bead chain eyes
size 1- 4 hook

This will work without the eyes too. I am thinking of another modification to add some legs. crappie and panfish will happily slurp this too in smaller sizes.
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#27 tmatt26

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:19 PM

This is a bugger that has produced for me all summer. By far not the best bugger and could be much better but here goes.

Hook: Mustad R73-9671 size 6
Thread: Danville 70 denier
Tail: Black marabou with Lilac mono-flash
Body: Black marabou
Hackle: Hot pink grizzly saddle

Tied in the order provided.



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#28 Moscow

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE (flyderaght @ Nov 5 2010, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its nothing special, but the bass here in the Ottawa valley love it...


Very nice Marc ... I will have to tie up a few of those!

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#29 Panama Red

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (Kirk Dietrich @ Nov 3 2010, 05:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Magnum Wooly Buggar:
Long shank streamer hook, pictured is a Mustad 34011 #1
Neck hackles splayed, maroon grizzley & black pictured
Marabou plumes, thin stemmed, palmered on hook. pictured a red and two blacks
Rubber or silicone legs, four on each side in the front and back. Pictured Sili legs black with red tip.
Medium or large chenine or antron chenille overwrapped with neck hackle, pictured black for both.
Weedguard appropriate for hook size.

I've caught many bass and redfish on this pattern in color variations from this to white/grey, chartreuse/black, purple/black, brown/orange, yellow/black.


Kirk,

That has to be one of the most awsome redfish flies I have ever seen...looks like it lands soft on happy tailers.


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#30 mvendon

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 05:25 PM

Here's another one to add to the list.

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Dressing/recipe is:

Thread: Bennichi's 12/0 Black

Hook: Orvis VMC 8529 #10 ( 1X long nymph )

Tail: Clump of picric acid dyed pine squirrel belly hair surrounded by grey squirrel body hair

Body: About ten wraps of 0.015 lead wire, over that is a dubbing loop of back, side, and belly pine squirrel mixed & dyed in picric acid, over this a palmered cree hackle dyed in picric that has one side stripped, and ribbed over that with fine copper wire for strength cool.gif .

Regards,
Mark