Member Comments:

The Fly was described in Flies, Ties, & Techniques: A Practical Guide To Tying 50
Irresistible Flies by Charles Jardine (ISBN-10: 0-7641-3906-1) which I recommend for fly
tying ideas.

Glen Gammill

 

Big Eye Bugger, from Paul McCain

 

Hook: 3X Long Streamer
 Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10
Thread: Color to match body
Eyes: Bead Chain
Tail: Marabou plus Flash
Body: Sparkle or Carpet Yarn
Collar: Soft Hackle

  • Tying Instructions:

    1. Tie on bead chain eyes
    2. Wrap thread to the bend of the hook and tie tail and flash
    3. Tie in the sparkle yarn and let it hang
    4. Wrap the thread to the bead chain and tie in the hackle
    5. Wrap the sparkle yarn to the hackle and let it hang
    6. Wrap hackle to make a collar behind the eyes
    7. Wrap yarn around the bead chain and tie off, then make a head
    8. Pick out the body to make it fuzzy

    Member's Comments:

    This is an excellent fly for smallmouth bass and is on our Housatonic River trip list of
    recommended flies.

    Paul McCain

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