Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 74 - Micro fun

The other day, my good buddy John "tweeted" a picture of a micro wooly bugger. Those in his circle laughed and had some fun about this fly.

In the spirit of this fly, I attempted my own version of the micro wooly bugger. It's a first attempt, and as an added plus the fly didn't go into the crap jar.

Micro Wooly Bugger, Black
Hook: Daiichi 1260, #16
Thread: Black 8/0
Bead: Brass
Weight: .015 lead free wire, wrapped 4-5 times around hook shank and pushed under brass bead
Tail: Black Marabou, with 4 strands of Black Krystal Flash tied on top
Body: Micro Chenille, Black
Hackle: Black Hackle, tied in by tip and wound forward

As always, I learned a few things at the vise. First, the outcome of this fly is very head heavy since I pushed the weight forward towards the hook eye. It may fish point side up, which might not be a bad thing actually. Second, I may substitute the micro chenille for embroidery thread. This will probably be necessary if I go down in size.

The next time I tie this pattern, I may add some additional marabou by the head. I really love the action that marabou has under water, and I'm convinced that you can't have too much movement on a leech pattern. I tied a leech pattern years ago that required three distinct sections of marabou that ended up being a proven "trout catcher".


  1. Ever thought of selling flies? You may have your calling right there! Great job, I iwll take a dozen in

  2. Wow, that is a little guy! I'll wait for the report on how well it fished and what the trout thought of it.
    Looks like you have a customer already. I'll stand in line behind John...mine in black or brown though~