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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Tying the Humongous (Woolly Bugger) with Davie McPhail

The Humungous or Wooly Bugger Fly as it's sometimes called is a great fly pattern with all of the ingredients to make a great lure for Lochs and Reservoirs. A chain bead head helps to give a natural sinking or dipping motion, a brightly coloured body with a palmered hackle to give it extra movement and a marabou tail with some tinsel through it. The best time to use this fly is during the period when Trout are aggressively stalking and hunting fry. With its versatile profile, it'll resemble a struggling fry which Trout will happily take, given the opportunity. 

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Humongous (Woolly Bugger), with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Lure size 8 Thread: White UTC 140 Tail: Black Marabou and Pearl, Gold and Silver Flash Rib: Silver wire or oval tinsel BodySilver Micro Fritz Hackle: Chinese Grizzle or Similar Eyes: Medium Chain Bead

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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