Published Dec 12. 2017 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Dec 12. 2017

Cone Head Foxy Crystal Bugger

CH Foxy Crystal Bugger is a departure from Russell Blessing's original Woolly Bugger. The tail is tied with fox tail hair rather than the usual marabou. It maintains the action of marabou but adds some durability that comes in handy when fishing hard-hitting trout and bass.

You can tie this in any Bugger color such as the traditional black & olive, purple, claret, white, Chilli Pepper, browns or any combination. The cone, along with some extra body weight ensures this fly sinks deep and fast, perfect for stillwater or floating down the river.

Throw this fly at trout, bass, anything you think might take a swipe. Buggers have been tied to represent many prey items such as helgramites, minnows, crayfish, stonefly nymphs, amphibians or leeches.

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Hook: 3-4xl Streamer hook Mustad 9672
Bead: 5mm Brass cone
Thread: Olive 6/0 (140 d)
Tail: Olive fox tail hair
Flash: Pearl crystal flash
Rib: Copper wire
Body: Olive Estaz
Hackle: Olive saddle hackle


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