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Pocono 09-22-2009 07:44 PM

Wooly Bugger Swap - the Flies / Part 1
Well, the Wooly Bugger Swap is now complete and it was a lot of fun working with the Bugger variations that everyone came up with.

Here are the pics and the recipies of the flies that were tyed by the swap members. They're coming in two posts, since we have 14 tyers in this swap and we're limited to only 12 pics:

"Green and Black" Bugger

Hook – Streamer, #6
Thread - Black 6/0
Eyes - dumbells, brass
Body - Chenile, olive
Hackle - Hen saddle, black
Tail - Marabou, black
Tyer: Hardy Reels

"Eyelashes" Bugger

Hook: Eagle Claw, streamer, #10
Head: Bead, gold
Thread: Black, waxed, 14/0
Body/Hackle: Blue & Silver eyelash yarn
Tail: Marabou, brown / Polar flash
Tyer: Davec921

"A Lil’ Catchin’ Up" Bugger

Hook: Tiemco 200R
Thread: Black (leave tag end 6” long to reinforce Saddle Hackle when you wrap it)
Head: Gold Bead, size large
Weight: 8 amp fuse wire, 1 ½ “ length (slightly flatten both ends, one end will slip under bead, bind with thread & coat with Head Cement)
Body: Peacock herl, 8 pieces (wist with wire & wrap up hook from tail)
Rib: Wire, copper .032 (8” length)
Hackle: Black saddle hackle (tie in @ tail by tip & when you wrap it fwd hold thread tag end together with it)
Tail: Black feather fuzz, 3/8”
Tyer: FISHN50

"Brown and Copper Sparkle" Bugger

Hook: TMC 5263 #10
Thread: Uni 6/0, brown or orange
Bead head: gold or copper
Body: copper flash thread that I picked up at a hobby lobby store
Hackle: Grizzly, brown
Tail: Marabou, brown / Flashabou, gold or copper
Tyer: Arfishinbear

"Fiery Smoke" Bugger

Hook: Streamer, #8
Thread: Orange 4/0
Head: Bead, brass
Body: Marabou hair, orange / Chenile, orange cactus
Tail: Marabou hair, black
Tyer: Bluebird

"The Exorcist" Bugger

Hook: Streamer, Mustard, #8
Thread: Olive, 8/0
Body: Peacock herl (3 strands wrapped around tying thread)
Hackle: Grizzley dyed olive (counter-wrapped)
Tail: Marabou, olive / Flashabou, rainbow (3 strands/side)
Tyer: Webrx

"Bead Head Grizzly" Bugger

Hook: Streamer, #10
Thread: Gray/brown, 14/0
Head: Bead, gold, size 5/32
Body: Chenile, gray
Body hackle: Grizzly
Neck hackle: Grizzly (softer hackle)
Tail: Chicabou, grizzly
Tyer: Rmooney

"The Holy Grail" Bugger

Hook: Streamer, 4x long
Weight/head: Silver bead or cone, biggest size that fits hook
Body: Flashabou, wrapped silver holographic
Rib: Wirem brassie size
Hackle: Saddle hackle, gray
Tail: Marabou, gray / Flashabou, silver holographic
Tyer: Big Cliff

"Bite Me" Bugger

Hook: DaiI Riki 700, #2-12
Thread: Color to match body, 3/0
Head: Cone (lg. = #2-4) (med. = #6-8) (sm. = #10-12)
Body: Foam or Chenile
Hackle: Canadian series mohair (palmered in over/under body)
Tail: Marabou to match / Krystal Flash to match
Tyer: Mcnerney

"Wet Dog" Bugger

Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #8-12
Thread: Brown
Weight: Lead wire weight 3 folds, twisted, then tied on shank
Body: Chenille, olive
Hackle: Any long hair hackle (olive) long enough to reach the hook point
Tail: Marabou, olive / Holographic Mylar Motion
Tyer: Neversink

"White Crystal" Bugger

Hook: Mustard 9672, #6
Thread: White 6/0
Conehead: Gold, medium
Body: Chennile, pearl
Hackle: 2 hackles; Grizzley saddle / White saddle
Tail: White marabou / Krystal Flash, pearl
Tyer: Jimmie

Stay tuned, the rest are coming in the next post. :)

mcnerney 09-22-2009 10:34 PM

Re: Wooly Bugger Swap - the Flies / Part 1
Very cool looking flies, can't wait to get them wet!


FISHN50 09-23-2009 12:50 PM

Re: Wooly Bugger Swap - the Flies / Part 1
Hi everyone . I left out one thing on the recipe for the catching up bugger.
The 8 amp lead wire is tied down along the top of the hook. This usually flips the bugger over so it rides hook up.
Pocono, you're the best. Thanks for running a great swap


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