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webrx 10-15-2010 01:25 PM

Girdle Bug
Girdle bug
Girdle Bug
Type of fly nymph, beadhead, warmwater, panfish
Originator of pattern if known
Tied and Submitted by Webrx
Level of tying experience needed to tie this pattern Beginner, a fairly simple pattern using basic tying skillsMaterials listed in order of tie in:
Hook 2 x long nymph hook sizes 2-14 Size 12 here.
Beadhead Optional, brass or tungsten sized to hook. Not used here.
Additional weight Optional. Wraps of nontoxic wire if desired. Unweighted here.
Thread Black 6/0
Tail One strand of rubber leg material tied in at middle to form 2 tails. White and black barred centipede legs here.
Body Solid or variegated chenille. Olive chenille.
Rib Optional fine silver wire or gold wire. Not used here.
Legs Two strands of rubber leg material tied in by the middle to form 4 legs.
Antennae On versions without beads only, tie in strand of rubber leg material by middle to form 2 antennae
Special tying notes In large sizes it imitates a big stonefly nymph, and is also a good buggy fly for smallmouth and largemouth bass. In smaller sizes itís an excellent panfish fly. It is also used for trout and steelhead in all sizes. Feel free to vary sizes and colors. (Yellow white legs is a great color combo for panfish)
Target species Trout, panfish, steelhead, smallmouth, largemouth bass
Fishing notes

fredaevans 10-16-2010 01:43 PM

Re: Girdle Bug
Add to the listed fish .... Steelhead on the Rogue River. Done as a weighted fly, this type of pattern is quite effective.


fredaevans 10-23-2010 12:29 PM

Re: Girdle Bug
Probably one of the simplest flies you could tie, but also one of the most effective going for darned near any 'moving water' fish you're chasing. Local variation on the theme is the "Otis Bug" done with 'New Age Chenille.' Lots of colours to choose from that vary the pattern from bright blue to black .. and every thing between.


mcnerney 10-24-2010 09:11 AM

Re: Girdle Bug
The Girdle Bug is really effective on the Colorado River!


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