This is the third fly in a series I call Remnant flies. This is the Remnant Fly #3. If you haven’t read about or watched the Introduction video yet just follow the links to get caught up. You can also watch the Remnant Fly #1 or Remnant Fly #2 if you like. This one is a simple Woolly Bugger-ish type fly. I have a number of tips of schlappen and rooster saddle hackle from tying wet flies that I have collected. They usually have a good two or three turns of material on them and for a while I have been thinking about what to do with them. When I went looking in my remnant box this week I ran across these and began to think about a similar fly called the Super Bugger created by Cathy Beck a number of years ago. So I decided to give this a try. The Super Bugger is usually tied with softer hen hackles so it will be interesting to see what this fly looks like in the water. I am assuming the body will appear a little bulkier because of the stiffer rooster hackle. I also decided to palmer the marabou for the tail in just to see how it looks. I like the overall look of it but I think it is too long. This could be remedied by selecting a narrower marabou feather for the tale. I threw the gold cone one just because I ran across it in my box but you could tie it without weight or with lead wraps if you wanted to. All in all a fun tie and am looking forward to throwing this one in the water. – Enjoy.
|Mustad R74 (9672), #4
|Uni-Threda 8/0, Brown
|Gold Conehead, Medium
|Rooster Saddle Hackle, Brown
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