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Try wiggle dubbing for heads
Deadly, enough said, have had the joy of catching 12 species of fish on BRBs, never fails to get itvdone great sesrching cold water
pattern here in Maine, Rapid Rivers legendary brookies love the olive, black, natural deer hair version.Ive personally landed multiple 5 and 6 lb fish with this fly.
How do you tie sculpin wool for the head? Would appreciate some help. Rene
a wonderful fly!! i can tie a few and the way i do it they stay together well. --- thak you very much.
I like this fly its my go to fly.I tye it with a coachman red body its deadly.
When small bait fish are present try a all white version works great on trout,and bass,for a change of pase add rubber legs works great on smallies.
This fly has enabled me to catch rainbows in our lake when the fishing slows down in July & August. Best results with a size 8 and coarse deer hair left uneven when spinning the head. giving an uneven collar with a couple of longer hairs spiking out that pulsate in the water.
I to am trying to find Peter. I fished with him in BC and knew that her had moved west. I want to fish with him again. If you have info or could forward my info I would appriciate it.
Trying to locate Peter Chenier - I see his post, but not an email. If anyone can direct me I would appreciate it. Thank you.
This is truly a magic fly. I tie it in different color schemes but always unwiegthed as I use it in the sea, fishing sea trout (european sea trout that is) with very slow retrieves in the winter.
I've caught 8 pounds sea trouts on this fly tied: black deer, black hackle and black chenille and hot orange tail with silver crystal, 2X the body lenght. A super fly!
Hey Ryan, Ed, Brian, and RB,
I've caught rainbows, browns, cuttthroats, dollies, bulls, brookies, pike, walleye, whitefish, and eelpout (bowfins in Canada) with the BRB. The trout most caught on it would be mostly rainbows cuttthoats, and browns. Sculpin wool makes a good head. A buddy of mine only likes to tie them with sculpin wool, because he hates spinning deer hair. He mixes the olive and brown together - makes a good looking version that is effective. And as Brian noted, hen works well too. Give the BRB a try, and tie it with what you have. You'll like it.
Just googled my name and was surprised to find my Bow River Bugger on the net. Steelhead guys: Try it. Has worked well for me on the Bulkley and Vancouver Is.
I fly fish for trout in Nova scotia and i am having pretty good luck with the exact same recipe.
I'm going to tie a bunch with varying chenille colors.Although the olive works well,.
Here are my replies:
Ryan: The BRB is one of my better fish catching patterns. It is one of my go-to patterns. Species caught are Rainbows, Browns, Cutties, Searun Cutties, Bulls, and Lakers. Species caught most often would be either Rainbows or Browns (probably due to water I fish most often). Other species caught include LM bass, SM bass, Bowfins, Perch, Walleye, and Pike.
Ed: Sculpin wool works great. My friend, Mike Dell likes sculpin wool. The lead eyes work well too. It is easier to use wool than deer hair if you decide to use lead eyes.
Brian: Hen works well too. I've always used saddle, because I tie lots of feather wing streamers and steelhead patterns. I also like saddle on my wooly buggers.
Nice tyes Alberta Al!
i really like that fly. how many fish have u caught, and what species of trout have u caught the most, off the fly?
how about using sculpin wool instead of deer hair with lead eyes.in tying the bow river bugger.
I'd try one other thing, hen hackle instead of rooster.
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December 31st 1969