Hook: Tiemco 5262 (2X Nymph) or equivalent, # 10-16
Wing: Elk or deer hair tied in as a flared clump (ala Comparadun), but with the tips sticking out over the eye of the hook rather than standing upright.
Tail, Abdomen and Thorax: A few strands of Marabou tied in as a short tail and then wound up the hook to form the body.
Collar: A couple of wraps of Peacock Herl to form a collar just above the body and below the "wing".
1. Start the thread just behind the eye of the hook. Then take a small
clump of elk or fine deer hair and tie it in with the tips sticking out
over the eye of the hook. As you tie it in make it flare as you would
for a comparadun wing.
2. Trim the butts of the hair so that it can form a tapered body from the wing to the bend of the hook and then wrap the butts with thread all the way down to the hook bend.
3. Take a few strands of Marabou in the color desired and tie them in as as short tail (1 1/2 times gap width). Wrap the thread up to just behind the wing.
4. Grasp the butts of the Marabou and wrap it up the hook to the thread forming the abdomen and thorax. Then secure them in place with the thread and cut off the excess butts.
5. Tie in a strand of Peacock Herl just behind the wing and take a couple of wraps with it forming a collar just above the body and behind the wing.
6. Tie off the Peacock Herl and trim off the excess.
7. Whip finish.
1. Use different colored Marabou for different flies.
2. Use Krystal Flash, gold or copper wire as ribbing on the body.
FISHING THE FLY:
This fly is fished as you would a dry fly with a nice drag free drift. If you are using floatant be careful that you just apply it to the hair and do not get any on the Marabou. The idea of the fly is that the hair will stick up above the surface (so you can see where the fly is) and the marabou tail will be below the surface wiggling and enticing the fish. In fishing the fly it may actually help to wet the tail and body of the fly before you cast the first time in order to achieve the proper presentation.
Hook: Tiemco 5262 (2X Nymph) or equivalent, # 8-10
Bead: Appropriate size for hook in color desired
Thread: To match Estaz or Chenille
Palmering: Spey Hackle in color desired
Body: Estaz or Chenille in color desired
1. Slip the bead over the hook and position the hook in the vise.
2. Start the thread behind the bead and wrap to the bend of the hook.
3. Grasp the Spey Hackle by the tip and stroke the individual barbules away from the tip and towards the butt of the feather. Tie in the tip of the hackle at the bend of the hook with the butt of the feather pointing away from the head.
4. Cut about a 2" piece of Estaz (Crystal Chenille) or regular Chenille and tie it in at the bend of the hook. Wrap the thread forward to just behind the bead.
5. Wrap the Estaz or Chenille forward to just behind the bead. Take a couple of turns of thread to secure and clip off the excess material.
6. Palmer the Spey Hackle forward to just behind the bead. Take a couple of turns of thread (or more) to secure and clip off excess material.
7. Whip finish just behind the bead.
1. Use different color beads including glass beads in a variety of
2. Use different colors of Spey Hackle
3. Use different kinds and colors of Estaz & Chenille
FISHING THE FLY:
Fish this baby just like you would a regular Wooly Bugger.