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Hook : 6-10,
Thread : Black 6/0.
Head : Round or conical shaped bead-head.
Tail : Large clump of marabou w/several strands of crystal
Body : Black med. chenille.
Weight : Fuse wire if desired.
Hackle : Black saddle, 'palmered'.
1) Select bead for hook size. Slide bead up hook (small hole
end first). You may have to crush barb (a good idea for catch
and release). Attach thread and secure bead at hook eye.
2) Secure a clump of marabou for tail. Tie in several strands
of crystal flash then another clump of marabou on top.
3) Tie in a length of chenille.
4) Select a soft, webby hackle, prepare and attach at rear, butt
5) Advance thread to bead. Wind chenille forward to form body
and tie off.
6) Grasp hackle tip with hackle pliers and 'palmer' the body
with 5 or 6 evenly spaced wraps. Tie off.
7) Whip finish just behind bead and add a drop of head cement.
Flash-a-Buggers (derived from the
wooly bugger) is one of the most popular fresh water patterns
of the 90's. Using different coloured materials and hook sizes,
this fly will imitate many food sources. In black, it can imitate
leeches, dragon flies, small marron, etc. Tied in purple on small
hooks its' a great attractor pattern for carp; in larger sizes
it works great for chum salmon. It's one of the first flies I
tie on when searching new waters. It has accounted for many trout
here in Australia and back home in Canada and Alaska; here in
Western Australia it has caught its' fare share of red fin perch.
Immitation & attractor pattern.