Olive Jig Twist Bugger Wooly Bugger Variant

The Wooly Bugger is one of the most popular flies to fish, simply put because it catches fish.  This pattern is a play on a traditional Wooly Bugger pattern tied on a jig hook that allows it to ride inverted, hook point up.  We have also taken the chenille body with soft hackle feathers and made a twist using Polar Chenille and Soft hackle feathers to create a more full body with tons of movement.  Although it sounds difficult, it is actually easier than the original.  If you are looking for a quick, easy, and extremely efficient fly than this is it.  You can change it up just like a traditional Bugger by changing the color of the bead, tail, and body with different hackle and chenille colors.  For example take black Chickbou, black feather twisted with orange polar chenille, and you have a Halloween Bugger.

 

This Bugger can be fished in a multitude of ways.  One of them is on a tight line nymph set up, using it as an effective anchor fly dropping off an additional fly.  You could even fish doubles by tying this in a smaller size as well.  Make sure and tie this pattern in a multitude of colors.

 

Materials List:

Hook: Moonlit ML058 sz8-12

Bead: Moonlit Slotted Tungten Pale Olive/Apple 4.00mm-3.5mm to match hook

Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed 12/0 Fluoro Yellow

Tail: Olive Dyed Grizzly Chickbou

Body: Medium Polar Chenille Black/Whiting Farms Olive Dyed Grizzly Hen Saddle

Collar/Hackle: Whiting Farms Olive Dyed Grizzly Hen Saddle/Olive Dyed Pine Squirrel

 

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Duke

Duke

Nice presentation. Thank-you. A BIG Hello and stream of happy flows to good buddy, Keith.

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