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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

Tootsie Roll, from Lee Weil


Thread:   Brown/Black
Tail:   Brown Marabou/Krystal-Flash
Body:   Orange Chenille
Back:   Peacock Herl
Rib:   Grizzly Hackle

Tying Instructions:

  • Tie on thread base and weight front 1/3 of shank with lead-free round wire.

    • Tie in tail, "sandwiching" green Krystal flash between 2 layers of brown marabou.

      • Tie in grizzly hackle by the tip; then 3 to 5 strands of peacock herl.

        • Tie in and wrap orange chenille.

          • Lay peacock herl on top and tie down.

            • Wrap grizzly hackle forward and whip-finish.

            Member's Comments

            This pattern is a variation of the old faithful Woolly-Bugger. I find it catches fish when
            the conventional colors don't produce.
            I've caught fish on it from the Adirondacks to North Carolina; both trout and smallmouth
            (tie bigger for bass).

            This fly can be tied as a bead-head pattern.

            Lee Weil

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