Another Woolly Bugger variation
An oldie pattern from GFF
By Martin Joergensen
Bjarke is a fly that I primarily designed to make use of these very webby feathers that always seem to be left over on the necks and saddles, when all the 'good' feathers are used. I also wanted to enhance the Magnus for imitation and visibility. It turned out to be a very catching fly, and today I would guess that it's responsible for almost 75% of my fish. See the fly in color in the Fly Gallery.
||2-10, straight streamer hook. Best is of course stainless hooks for salt water resistance
||Tan (or olive)
||Tip of hackle feather and a few (app. 4) clear flashabou straws
||Natural and olive rabbit dubbing (Or tan and olive of almost any kind)
||Very webby B/W grizzle feather, broad at base (1½ times hook gape or more), Palmer style
||bead chain eyes
||Color of thread
- Tie in the flash and tip of the hackle as described under the Magnus
- Dub the body to a tapered shape. Back two thirds is natural/tan front third can be olive.
- Dub a bit of red crystal dubbing on the front part of the body. Leave almost two eye widths for bead chain eyes.
- Tie in a pair of bead chain eyes under the hook shank just behind the hook eye
- Turn the hackle in close turns. Make shure that the webby base of the feather is used right behind the eyes.
- Tie down the hackle behind and under the eyes.
- Form head over the eyes, whip finish and varnish.
The olive front part makes a nice looking fly, but I've left it out the later years in order to tie the fly a bit faster. The hackle has to be quite dense. Look at the picture on the top of this page.