The Wooly Bugger; the perfect fly, let me count the ways
By Skip Clement
If you tie flies for a living like a pro fly fishing guide or captain, you probably don’t need Kelly Galloup’s tips. But if you tie for your consumption, friends, and family, it’s a good idea to roll through the video at least once.
This a must video for newcomers . . .
The fly Galloup instructs us on is the most productive freshwater fly of all time; Wooly Bugger. Kelly lays out how to manage a fly tying, especially material, spatial relationships on a hook, the importance of repeatability, and that taking your time with each fly is how you get good at tying and ‘Enjoy The Process.’
- Thread: Black Danville 210
- Hook: Daiichi 1710 (or any 2X – 3X long streamer/nymph hook)
- Tail: Black Marabou
- Pearl Flashabou
- Body: Medium Chenille (Black or Variegated)
- Hackle – Black Rooster Saddle or Schlappen
- Rib: Gold Ultra Wire
- Head: Black Thread
Tips to listen for
• Don’t rush
• Thread control means each turn same pressure
• When back wrapping, stop at same point on shank everytime.
• Keep all hackle – marabou same lengths
• Learn to back-warp.