Published Dec 20. 2019 - 2 months ago
Updated or edited Dec 22. 2019

Best way to tie a wooly bugger?

The wooly bugger is one of the most versatile and widely used streamer patterns ever created. Because of this, multiple ways of tying it have evolved. Today I am demonstrating the two most popular ways, and you can decide which you find the best. The first way is by far the quickest and easiest way, however I do find that it can occasionally come undone and therefor is not as durable. The 2nd way is the most durable that I have used, however it takes a bit longer to tie. Please let me know which ways you like best, and tell me what your favorite is.

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woolly bugger...

Good evening,

And why not trying that one, with no chenille:

1- fix the brass/copper wire at the bend;
2- fix the marabou;
3- secure the strands of the crystal flash;
4- twist the marabou feather and wrap it around the shank;
5- fix the hackle at the head like in the video and then turn it around the body (they must cross at 45°);
6- finish as in the video, ie, secure the hackle withe the wire.

This will create a more lively streamer than with the chenille, and you do not waste your marabou.

All the best,

Raphael

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Lots and lots of different...

Lots and lots of different ways and variations to this fly. I chose the two most popular. As this version you suggest is a great option, it’s not the most common kind.

Shawn McQuade

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