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    Bow River Bugger

    Bow River Bugger

    Trout Killer, My attempt at a muddler head.

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    1. Steven Green

      Hood Canal Pirate
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      Registered: November 2007
      Location: Poulsbo, Washington
      Posts: 517
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      Date: 2-27-08
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    Zen Piscator

    Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.
    I fished one of these today but it had 4 plumes of marabou off the back, a size two front hook and a 1/0 stinger. You should make it bigger.
    #1 2-27-08 6:15am

    Steven Green

    Hood Canal Pirate
    This pattern works so well that I've decided just to leave well enough alone ha ha.
    #2 2-27-08 11:42pm

    What line do you n ormally fish this on? Floating, Int, or skinkers? I like the look of that!
    #3 6-11-08 1:48pm

    Ethan G.

    I do science.. on fish..
    It's a nice fly that I found in a copy of Fly Fusion and decided to give it a try. Steven is my brother, by the way, and that's my vice! Anyway... to answer your question, I've had most success either casting it or trolling on a intermediate full sink.
    #4 6-13-08 10:30pm

    Peter Pancho
    sorry dude fyi, but your hackle should be rotated the opposite way, nice fly though.
    #5 6-14-08 12:35pm

    Jeff Hale

    Well, on most wet flies and woolly buggers, typically the hackle is palmered so that it flows backwards, towards the bend of the hook. However, there is no hard fast rule in tying that says it has to be like that. In fact, there are several wet patterns like the Carlton General and the Short Hackle, Shatooby, that have the hackle palmered dry fly style towards the head, and they work equally as well. I would guess that if you fished two buggers, tied identically with the exception of the way the hackle was palmered, they'd catch fish equally as well. The fly looks like a very good creation that would take trout in most conditions. The hair spinning/trimming is a little rough, but sometimes those are the flies that work better than the ones with a perfectly spun head. Nice tie.
    #6 6-14-08 2:11pm

    Steven Green

    Hood Canal Pirate
    In my opinion, it doesn't matter what way the hackle is palmered on a wooly bugger. In fact, the hackle is probably the least important part of this fly. This picture is from a while ago when I started tying, I have since become a little better at spinning deer hair.
    #7 6-17-08 5:17pm

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