The first ever Tuesday Tie is here! We will start with a version of the classic staple, Wooly Bugger. In this version, I tie it on a jig style hook, and use a bead head. Check it out, follow along, and let me know how it goes when you fish it!
- Hook: Umpqua Jig #8 (can tie on various sizes)
- Thread: Black
- Weight: Bead Head in Gold (can vary the size) | optional: weighted wire (lead or lead free)
- Tail: Grizzly Marabou in Olive
- Rib: Thin Wire in Gold
- Body: Crystal Antron Chenille in Light Olive
- Hackle: Rooster Saddle in Black
- Place bead head on hook and then hook into vice. (optional: add weighted wire to hook shank for more weight now)
- Wrap from front of the hook to just before the bend.
- Tie in Marabou tail. Tail length should equal hook length.
- Tie in wire ribbing (with wire sticking out the tail end)
- Tie in Chenille (sticking out the tail end) and wrap thread up the hook to just behind the bead head.
- Wrap the Chenille around the hook shank to form the body. Tie it off and trim it up.
- Tie on the hackle feather. Make sure the feather is facing backwards.
- Palmer the feather back to the tail, with even space between each wrap.
- Whip finish, trim up the thread and hackle "tail," and apply fly head cement as needed.
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