Published Jul 5. 1997 - 26 years ago
Updated or edited Apr 13. 2018

Coney Snowbugger

This streamer fly is actually a variation of the well-known Woolly Bugger. It imitates a small baitfish.

Coney Snowbugger

The sliver cone and dubbing brush gills

This streamer fly is actually a variation of the well-known Woolly Bugger. It imitates a small baitfish.
Additonal weight can be added to this fly by wrapping leadwire on the shank of the hook.
This fly can also be tied in a lighter version by replacing the Fly Head by Sparkle Dubbing Brush Silver.


Hook TIEMCO 5263 size 2 or 4
Cone Fly Head 5/32" (Bestco)
Thread Black 10/0 or 12/0
Tail White marabou with a few strands of Pearl Crystal Flash
Rib Silver Wire SM (UNI-Thread)
Body Crystal or Ice Chenille
Body hackle White schlappen
Gills Red Dubbing Brush (Siman)

Tying instructions:

  1. Shove conehead over the hook up to the eye.
  2. Tie in a white Schlappen feather behind the conehead.
  3. Cover the hookshank with tying thread to a point just above thebarb.
  4. Tie in the Marabou feather for the tail and put a few strands ofCrystal Flash on top.
  5. Tie in the Silver wire for the ribbing foolowed by the chenille.
  6. Cover hookshank with leadwire (optional).
  7. Wrap a chenille body to a point just behind where the whiteSchlappen is tied in.
  8. Hackle the body with the Schlappen feather and tie down the tip ofthe feather with the silver wire.
  9. Rib the body, carefully 'weaving' the silver wire through thebodyhackle, and tie off the wire.
  10. Tie in a strand of red Dubbing Brush and make a few wraps in frontof the white hackle.

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