1) Place hook in vise and attach thread at eye and run toward bend about
the size of the head.
2) Attach yellow marabou for tail (shank length
long) and then red marabou. Run thread to bend.
3) At bend, attach a
doubled piece of red chenille for the back. Strip about 1/4" of the
chenille off to avoid bulk at the bend.
4) Strip a 1/4" of the yellow
chenille and tie it on at the bend also.
5) Attach an appropriately sized
hackle by the tip (also at the bend). Run thread to the spot where you
will build the head.
6) Wrap the yellow chenille to the eye and tie off.
7) Fold the red chenille over the yellow and tie off at the same spot.
8) Wind the hackle in open turns to the previous spot and tie off. 9) Build
up the head, whip finish, and cement.
The Mickey Finn Bugger is fished the same as any other Wooly Bugger. In
other words, there's almost no wrong way. I particularly like to strip it
across stream or strip it back from 3/4 downstream. While I have had
decent success with the fly in the Catskills for Brown trout (the Rainbows
on the Esopus, particularly the smaller ones, love it), I imagine Brookies
would go ape for it.
Experiment and enjoy!