Published Feb 4. 2022 - 4 months ago
Updated or edited Feb 4. 2022

Zug Bug

Here we will be tying the fly Zug Bug by mr. Cliff Zug. The fly is a nymph that's imitating a spring fly (l. Trichoptera) when it's in the nymph stage. The Trichoptera plays a really important role in the ecosystems of all lakes and streams since it's one of the main diet for both fish and birds. In the world there are over 7000 types of spring flies. However, Cliff Zug hit the correct pattern with his Zug Bug since it's often been listed as top 10 trout patterns of all time. My self I fish the Zug Bug quite a lot in the early season here in Iceland and with good results. You can with the Zug Bug also tie it with a bead, or some weight to get it closer to the bottom. The Zug Bug is a great option for both stream and lake fishing. The fly catches both brown trout and arctic char and it simple to tie. It's actually one of the first patterns I learned to tie 30 years back with success so it brings back a good childhood memory.

Pattern
Author: Cliff Zug.
Hook: Ahrex FW560 #12
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 50D black.
Rib: Semperfli 0,2mm silver wire (or oval).
Tail: Peacock sword.
Body: Peacock hearl.
Hackle/legs: Soft brown hen. (I'm using a pheasant body feather)
Wing: Brown or grey coloured mallard flank.
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.

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